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What is the aftermath of stroke?

What is the aftermath of stroke?

Stroke: The 'aftermath' of stroke depends on the type and location of the stroke.....I.E. Infarct or hemorrhage, lacunar (very small) or watershed (large), arterial or venous, cortical or subcortical. The question as you put it is too general to be able to answer generically. The consequences may be from minimal or nil to death, depending on the details. ...Read more

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What is the role of anticoagulation in stroke?

What is the role of anticoagulation in stroke?

Questinable: I presume you are asking about heparin/coumadin. They are used in condition like dissection of artery to brain-still not a evidence based, atrial fibrillation or source of emboli from heart, some hyper coagulate states.Use of Heparin in other type of stroke is not advised. ...Read more

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What is the definition of subacute stroke?

What is the definition of subacute stroke?

Stoke : 1 week to 1 month after onset is subacute. 1 day to one week is acute. After 1 month the stroke is chronic. ...Read more

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What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more

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What is paralysis of the brain?

What is paralysis of the brain?

Have no clue: This is not a medical diagnosis or an accepted neurological condition. ...Read more

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What is concussion of the brain and what is the treatment?

What is concussion of the brain and what is the treatment?

Injury to the brain: Concussion must be defined by the immediate reaction to brain injury. Most common is injury in sports. Alteration is awareness, disorientation, confusion, or even loss of consciousness is necessary to define concussion. Frequently there is also incoordination, clumsiness, visual distortion, inability to walk, poor balance, etc. A thorough evaluation must be done and recovery plan made. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

Guarded, but depends: The hypothalamus is a critical region and a stroke-either hemorrhagic or ischemic can have profound symptoms. It depends on the extent and size of the stroke. If there is coma as a symptom, the prognosis is not as good. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of TB of brain.

What is the treatment of TB of brain.

Complicated!: Presently have a patient with TB of the brain this child had vp shunt placed after biopsy of mass with concurrent quad TB meds regimen! very complicated and chronic presentation ! good luck ! ...Read more

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What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

ForcefulBrain injury: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. The definition of tbi has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances. ...Read more

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Is swelling of the brain part of a stroke?

Often: Brain swelling occurs as a result of the rapidity, the cause, and the size of the stroke. A stroke of equal size but faster onset, than the slower one. The larger the stroke, the more likely is the swelling. Hemorrhagic stroke is more likely to provoke swelling than an equal-sized thrombotic stroke. ...Read more

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What is the cause of alzheimers?

What is the cause of alzheimers?

Many causes: Try Alzheimer's.org - they have nice details. Abnormal levels of a bad protein called AB42 in oligomer form along with hyperphosphoryated tau. TDP-43 and abnormal progranulin levels and others may also play a role in some cases. Inflammation is pivotal. Genetics defects can be in coding for an enzyme that forms AB42, or one that helps clear it from the brain. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain?

What is inflammation of the brain?

Cellular reaction: The white cells in our body react to toxic agents in a process that results in inflammation. Toxic material in bacteria, viruses, foreign tissue, etc can set off this inflammation. In the brain this can occur focally in an abscess, in brain cells as encephalitis, in the lining of the brain as meningitis, or any combination of these. Spinal fluid or brain biopsy best documents this inflammation. ...Read more

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What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

Lack of blood: Generally, there are 2 types of stroke that ultimately result from not enough oxygen getting to the brain: 1 - ischemic (represents ~70%) is due to a blockage that results in not enough blood flow 2 - hemorrhagic (which is less often) results when a blood vessel bursts and blood spills out uncontrollably, may end up resulting compression on the brain given the limited volume in the skull. ...Read more

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What is dysphasia of the brain?

What is dysphasia of the brain?

Dysphasia: Dysphasia refers to the neurological symptom, usually after a stroke in which the left hemisphere (the speech center) has been damaged and results in a difficulty either understanding or speaking language. There are various types: in some, the patient may not be able to make sense of what he hears, but can talk; in others, the patient understands, but can't find the words to say what s/he means. ...Read more

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What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

What is a stroke? What are the causes of strokes and what are the signs?

CVA: Stroke is blockage of blood vessels causing secondary death of brain tissue. This can occur due to local thrombosis or distal embolism. The latter might be due to a clot from the heart, the former associated with hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, homocysteine. Could present with sudden focal weakness of arm and leg, loss of speech or vision, gait imbalance, etc. ...Read more

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What is the risk of cerebral palsy in one twin and what is the risk of CP in both?

What is the risk of cerebral palsy in one twin and what is the risk of CP in both?

Here are more : Articles to help you make your decision about your triplet pregnancy:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12193519/ & http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12409512/. It varies from 3 x higher than singletons in full-term babies to 12 x higher than singletons in very low birth weight babies. Fetal demise of a twin or triplet ?es the incidence in the surviving fetus(es). ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of having a full recovery in case of paralysis due to stroke?

I have seen it : Now, don't carve in stone, but I have seen amazing recoveries over a 4-6 month period of time in cases of hemiparesis, where i felt there was no hope. This is relatively uncommon, but does happen. So, work hard in rehab program, take your med, exercise, and stay optimistic. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of smallpox?

What is the cause of smallpox?

Variola Virus: Smallpox is caused by the variola virus, which is a large dna virus that is rather contagious and easily transmissible from humans to humans. ...Read more

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