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Anoxic Brain Injury, Damage, Treatment, Prognosis, Symptoms

8/15/2014
01:27 | Author: Nick Jenkins

Anoxic brain injury
Anoxic Brain Injury, Damage, Treatment, Prognosis, Symptoms

When oxygen levels are significantly low for four minutes or longer, brain cells begin to die and after five minutes permanent anoxic brain injury can occur.

Recovering from anoxic brain damage is difficult. Many factors contribute to the degree and rate of recovery. The amount and kind of brain damage is a critical factor; anoxic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe. The length of time spent unconscious or in a coma, coupled with how much normal function is recovered within the first month of the injury can indicate the chance of long-term recovery. People who have experienced severe anoxic brain injury may remain in a coma or vegetative state.

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The best way to avoid the long-term effects of an anoxic Brain Injury is to avoid injury altogether.

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Anoxic Brain Damage Information - The Mount Sinai Hospital

6/14/2014
03:14 | Author: Lauren Ross

Anoxic brain injury
Anoxic Brain Damage Information - The Mount Sinai Hospital

Learn more about Anoxic Brain Damage, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options and information at Mount Sinai.

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Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca.

Oxygen is carried to the brain in the blood. Anoxic brain damage may occur if:

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Ontario Brain Injury Association http://www.obia.ca.

Last reviewed May 2014 by Rimas Lukas, MD.

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Cerebral hypoxia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

4/13/2014
05:21 | Author: Nick Jenkins

Anoxic brain injury
Cerebral hypoxia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Prolonged hypoxia induces neuronal cell death via apoptosis, resulting in a hypoxic brain injury. Cases of total oxygen deprivation are termed "anoxia", which.

Brain damage can occur both during and after oxygen deprivation. During oxygen deprivation, cells die due to an increasing acidity in the brain tissue ( acidosis ). Additionally, during the period of oxygen deprivation, materials that can easily create free radicals build up. When oxygen enters the tissue these materials interact with oxygen to create high levels of oxidants. Oxidants interfere with the normal brain chemistry and cause further damage (this is known as " reperfusion injury ").

Objective measurements of the severity of cerebral hypoxia depend on the cause.

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Anoxic Brain Damage - NYU Langone Medical Center

2/12/2014
07:48 | Author: David Perry

Anoxic brain injury
Anoxic Brain Damage - NYU Langone Medical Center

Anoxic brain damage is injury to the brain due to a lack of oxygen. Hypoxia is the term to describe low oxygen. Brain cells without enough oxygen will begin to.

Anoxic brain damage is injury to the brain due to a lack of oxygen. Hypoxia is the term to describe low oxygen. Brain cells without enough oxygen will begin to die after about four minutes.

Treatment of anoxic brain damage will depend on the cause. Some treatment options include:

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To your chance of having anoxic brain damage, take these steps:

Oxygen is carried to the brain in the blood. Anoxic brain damage may occur if:

The following accidents and health problems may increase your chance of anoxic brain damage:

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These tests may be ordered to learn the extent of the brain damage and the part of the brain that is involved:

Rarely, there may be a decline in brain function a few days or weeks after the event occurred.

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Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Alliance

10/21/2014
01:05 | Author: Kayla Henderson

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Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Alliance

The brain requires a constant flow of oxygen to function normally. A hypoxic-anoxic injury, also known as HAI, occurs when that flow is.

A variety of disease processes and injuries can cause HAI. The most common is called hypoxicischemic injury, also known as HII or stagnant anoxia. This occurs when some internal event prevents enough oxygen-rich blood from reaching the brain. While strokes and cardiac arrhythmia can both result in HII, the most frequent cause is cardiac arrest.

Unfortunay, direct treatment of anoxia is limited. Some studies have suggested that the use of barbiturates, which slow down the brain’s activity, may be helpful in the first two or three days after the onset of the injury.

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