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Severe Brain Damage


Presentation

  • The aim of the present study was to investigate the opinions of Swedish physicians and the general public on treatment decisions regarding a newborn with severe brain damage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Free Access article Free Access article Poster Abstract Presentations Session Title: Poster Session III Originally published 1 May 2015 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2015;35:A721 Abstract Objectives: The nature and feature between[atvb.ahajournals.org]
  • "We've got to get the American public to understand: You cannot allow your child to be held in a restraint device without you personally being present," Moriarty said.[thescoopblog.dallasnews.com]
  • He proceeded to the emergency department of the Defendant Hospital where he presented with a foot drop. Thereafter, a CT scan of the head was performed which revealed a hyperdense left parietal lobe mass of the brain.[sfspa.com]
  • (AP Photo/John Minchillo) To honor his son, Fred Warmbier wore the jacket the son wore when North Korea presented him before the media on February 29, 2016, at an event at which he tearfully confessed that he tried to steal a propaganda banner while visiting[timesofisrael.com]
Dentist
  • A four-year-old girl can no longer walk, talk, eat or see after a trip to the dentist to have a tooth removed and now the girl's family is threatening to sue the dentist who botched the routine procedure.[dailymail.co.uk]
  • An independent dentist reviewed records that show Navaeh was sedated for seven hours with five sedatives for a routine procedure that should have been over by mid-morning, KVUE News reports.[thescoopblog.dallasnews.com]
  • Bill Heidecker was a full-time dentist when he had a stroke in 2013.[braininjurypeervisitor.org]
Asymptomatic
  • The rectal compliance in children with severe brain damage was similar to the asymptomatic controls, whereas children with functional fecal retention had increased rectal compliance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The rectal compliance in children with severe brain damage was similar to the asymptomatic controls, whereas children with functional fecal retention had increased rectal compliance. Conclusions.[pediatrics.aappublications.org]
Italian
  • Hayden is a former world champions (Image: Getty Images AsiaPac) Hayden currently sits 13th in the Superbike World Championship standings after his 12th-placed finish at Sunday's Motul Italian Round at Imola.[mirror.co.uk]
Plethora
  • (NaturalNews) A new book astonishingly claims that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is suffering from a plethora of health issues, leading some to believe that perhaps she is unfit to lead the country.[naturalnews.com]
El Salvador
  • The sudden outbreak of a rare mosquito-born virus known as Zika, has sparked a warning from El Salvador health officials telling woman to avoid getting pregnant until 2018.[huffingtonpost.co.uk]
Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Abstract The coefficient of variation of R-R intervals (CVRR) was studied in 18 children having severe brain damage with a mean /- standard deviation (s.d.) age of 8.4 /- 5.9 years, who were divided into ten patients complicated with respiratory insufficiency[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sputum
  • Two premature boys experienced serious postnatal infection at about 3 weeks after birth; the infection was characterized by lethargy, apnea, increased CRP, severe bilateral pneumonia, positive sputum culture for multidrug-resistant bacteria, and mild[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sighing
  • Benita Alexander fell in love with him, and discovered all with the doctor was not what it seemed. ( Vanity Fair, approx 31 mins reading time) Macchiarini bought her red roses and Venetian-glass earrings and took her on a gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs[thejournal.ie]
Constipation
  • OBJECTIVE: This study was conceived to determine the physiologic abnormalities in distal gastrointestinal motility that are responsible for constipation in brain-damaged children.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This study was conceived to determine the physiologic abnormalities in distal gastrointestinal motility that are responsible for constipation in brain-damaged children. Design.[pediatrics.aappublications.org]
  • Underlying constipation and/or impaired communication and mobility are often the causes of bowel incontinence. The use of oral stool softeners, laxatives, and rectal suppositories may facilitate full bowel evacuation and improve incontinence.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Administrating a bowel regimen to avoid constipation and increase of intra-abdominal pressure and ICP.[sjtrem.biomedcentral.com]
Red Eye
  • The most common include: fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Why are people so concerned right now? There has been a sudden spike in the cases of microcephaly. Between 2010 and 2014 only 163 cases were reported in Brazil.[huffingtonpost.co.uk]
Hearing Impairment
  • For example, some brain-injured infants develop a motor disorder called cerebral palsy (CP) , and/or other issues such as vision or hearing impairments , but are cognitively normal.[abclawcenters.com]
Foot Drop
  • In reality, however, the MRI demonstrated a vascular malformation of the brain which was responsible for the foot drop.[sfspa.com]
Excruciating Headache
  • Prior to the delivery, the patient continued to have excruciating headaches. The … SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE Expert Case This case involves a middle-aged man who was injured during a bus accident.[theexpertinstitute.com]

Workup

  • An appropriate workup to evaluate GU symptoms and rule out infection is indicated. When the causes of urinary incontinence are impaired communication and mobility, a trial of a timed voiding is indicated to manage overflow incontinence.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Treatment

  • In all patients, F-wave analysis was performed in the ulnar nerve before and 2 weeks after treatment with flunitrazepam or melatonin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The new method of treatment, developed by Dr.[nocamels.com]
  • The treatment of a vascular lesion is completely different than treatment of a meningioma. The Plaintiff saw the Defendant Neurosurgeon in follow-up on September 6.[sfspa.com]

Prognosis

  • Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) correlated best with later prognosis and expected neurological deficit. In detail, the primary bilateral loss of cortical responses (BLCR) is regarded to be a reliable marker for poor prognosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The statement added that his prognosis remains unknown.[mirror.co.uk]

Etiology

  • In contradiction to this lesional etiology, a hypoxia-induced BLCR pattern seems to correlate strictly with a poor prognosis, reflecting a different pathogenesis with diffuse destruction of cortex and thalamocortical pathways.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Even in the hands of forensic pathologists, the exact etiology may never be known with certainty. Though no obvious explanation involves humane treatment and attentive medical care.[theatlantic.com]
  • Etiology of ALI/ARDS in patients with severe TBI include aspiration, pneumonia, pulmonary contusion, massive blood transfusion, transfusion-related ALI (TRALI), sepsis, neurogenic pulmonary edema and use of high tidal volume and high respiratory rate[sjtrem.biomedcentral.com]

Epidemiology

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — Definition, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology. Medscape 3 March 2015. Medscape Traumatic Brain Injury[psychcentral.com]
  • The Epidemiology and Prevention of TBI (in press) 2012 Teasdale, G, Jennett, B. Assessment of coma and impaired consciousness. A practical scale. Lancet 304(7872):81-84, 1974. Stein SC. Classification of head injury.[cdc.gov]
  • Yet there continues to be 20% of those who completely defy the odds of even the most modern of epidemiological research. That doesn’t mean that there is a one in five odds of a miracle.[tbilaw.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • BACKGROUND: Early detection of pathophysiological factors associated with permanent and severe brain damage in preterm infants requiring intensive care is a major issue in neonatal neurology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — Definition, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology. Medscape 3 March 2015. Medscape Traumatic Brain Injury[psychcentral.com]
  • The risk of heterotopic ossification is greatest during the first 3-4 months after injury. [32] The pathophysiology of heterotopic ossification remains unclear.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • "Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury: Pathophysiology, neuropathology and mechanisms". NeuroRehabilitation : 5–13. S., Saladin, Kenneth (2011). Human anatomy (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073525600. OCLC 318191613.[en.m.wikipedia.org]

Prevention

  • Their research paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe brain damage following stroke, infection, head injury or cardiac arrest.[globalnews.ca]
  • Had he done so in accordance with the standards of care, he would have diagnosed the vascular malformation, performed an angiogram and/or other suitable studies to confirm the diagnosis, and would have operated to remove the malformation to prevent a[sfspa.com]
  • Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed reports of serious brain defects with calcium deposits in infants in Brazil who were not tested but presumed to be infected with Zika virus.[seattletimes.com]
  • Research and Prevention While there is no one size fits all solution, there are interventions and programs that can be effective to help limit the impact of severe TBI. These measures include prevention, early management, and treatment.[cdc.gov]

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