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What medical term for cerebral infarction can trigger Google health search?

My friend's father suffers from cerebral infarction and I wanna look up some helpful information for him. I know Google health search can be triggered by medical glossary, but not cerebral infarction. What medical term for the disease cerebral infarction can i use to trigger Google health search?

Stroke, cerebral vascular accident, aneurysm (different from prior two) TIA (transischemal attack)  (+ info)

What the Differences between Cerebral Infarction and TIA'S?

I have CVA and TIA and now Cerebral Infarction just wonder what is different is between TIA and Cerebral Infarction?

Transient Ischemic Attack, means that brain cells suffered a temporary lack of oxygen. Cerebral Infarction means that brain cells died.

And I might point out, both of which have nothing to do with diabetes, the forum that we're in ;)

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My father suffers cerebral infarction, but he likes drinking. How can I stop him from drinking? Thank you!?

It's said that drinking does harm to people who suffer cerebral infarction a lot. My dad drinks when he is happy or sad. How can I persuade him not to drink?

Just tell him how much he means to you. Let him know that you will be so lonely without him and that you feel it is selfish for him to drink and shorten his time with you. He knows the damage and danger of drinking with this condition. Other than letting him know how important he is to you there is not much moer to be done.  (+ info)

what is the ICD-9 code for carotid artery occlusion with cerebral infarction: essential hypertension?

essential hypertension code is 401.0, 401.1 and 401.9
carotid artery occlusion with cerebral infarction code 433.10, 433.11 and 348.1  (+ info)

What is the difference between infarction and gangrene?

The morphology of both is the same,that is,ischemic necrosis.I know gangrene involves putrefaction which infarction does not.Then,why is repair by fibrosis possible only in infarction,but not in gangrene?What are the exact definitions of infarction and gangrene?Please differentiate them clearly.

Infarction- (1) engorgement or stoppage of a vessel. (2) development or presence of an infarct (a localized area of ischemic necrosis produced by occlusion of the arterial supply or venous drainage of the part.)
Cardiac infarction- myocardial infarction.
cerebral infarction- an ischemic condition of the brain, causing a persistent focal neurological deficit in the area affected.
intestinal infarction- occlusion of an artery or arteriole in the wall of the intestine, resulting in the formation of an area of coagulation necrosis.
myocardial infarction- formation of an infarct in the heart muscle, due to interruption of the blood supply to the area.
pulmonary infarction- infiltration of an airless area of lung with blood cells, due to obstruction of the pulmonary artery by an embolus or thrombus.

gangrene- death of the tissue in considerable mass, usually associated with loss of vascular (nutritive) supply and followed by bacterial invasion and putrefaction.  (+ info)

How fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.e. when given in tablet form?

I have been trying to find information online about the speed and efficacy of nitroglycerin in tablet form when used to treat a myocardial infarction. It's for a short story I am writing, and I can't finish until I find this information. I don't want to just make something up.

Nitroglycerin doens't actually do anything to treat a myocardial infarction. It is best for angina- the squeezing pain people get in their chest when the blood vessels around their heart are constricted but not completely closed. For angina, it works in seconds to relieve the pain and relax those blood vessels so the heart gets more blood.
During a heart attack, the coronary vessels close completely, and blood flow to part of the heart is cut off. A person who takes nitroglycerin for angina should worry that they are having a heart attack if they take nitroglycerine and the pain does not go away. They should take an aspirin immediately and go to the ER to be given other meds or have a stent put in to open the artery back up.  (+ info)

Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or any other serious consequence?

I am seeking to find out if pericardial effusion resulting from a viral infection can lead to myocardial infarction and/or any other serious consequence?

if left untreated it can lead to cardiac tamponade, which is compression of the heart due to a large increase of fluid in the pericardium. this condition is life-threatening as it prevents the heart from pumping effectively.  (+ info)

Can a person with cerebral palsy start to walk on their own if they pratice alot?

i have cerebral palsy. i think that i can walk if i pratice alot. the other day i went to store and walk with my walker. now my legs are score and i cant pratice now. how can i make my legs less sore?

In my experience, the only way a person with CP will learn to walk is to learn how to do it with minimal effort. When you use the right muscles, walking should be almost effortless.

Think about it...babies experiment by using different muscles and bending their bodies in different positions until they find the simplest way. We don't consciously think about breathing, we just do it. Walking should be easy, too.

PT is the best way for a person with CP to learn how to do these effortless movements. My son couldn't sit up, crawl, or walk for a long time; much longer than the average child. After 3 years of PT, (age 3 1/2) he took his first steps. Now he's 5 1/2 and walking, running, jumping, climbing etc. We continue PT visits once weekly and he also practices at home.

If you force walking before your body and brain learn the correct "tools" to master the movements correctly, I think you will be putting unecessary strain on your muscles and cause more pain for yourself.

Make an appt. with a good PT that specializes in people with CP. They are out there, and they are VERY good at what they do. Good luck!  (+ info)

What are the challenges of cerebral palsy?

I am waiting to be a "Big Sister" in Big brothers, big sisters, and they have a possible match for me. She is a girl with cerebral palsy, and I don't know much about it. I have found info online, but it's very clinical and I just wanted some insight on the condition from real people.

Any thoughts? Anything I should know about?

Basically it is caused by damage to the part of the brain that handles your motor skills and muscle control. It really varies from person to person so its hard to say exactly what challenges someone would have though.

If her CP is more severe she might use a wheelchair or walker, and also it might be a little hard to understand her because the CP effects muscle control for talking too? Also a lot of people with cerebral palsy have this thing that makes their muscles really tense and they move involuntarily. I think thats what the other answer is talking about when she says her friend shakes. People will do stuff like shake or kick/move their arms or legs without trying, its just like signals from the brain so they can't control it?

My sister has pretty severe CP and her legs just kick a little bit back and forth constantly like 24 hrs a day. She uses a wheelchair only to get around (noo walking) and I think people who don't know her usually have a really hard time understanding her unless she talks really slow. She can't write or do much with her hands but she can drive her wheelchair and eat by herself. But also I have a friend with really mild CP and he just walks with sort of a stiff limp and has bad handwriting/fine motor skills, basically he's just a little bit klutzy/awkward when he moves. Like I said, it varies a lot? Maybe someone at Big Brothers Big Sisters could tell you a little more about her before you meet her?

Oh, also it is caused by brain damage but that doesn't always mean the person will have a mental disability too. Some people with CP will be mentally challenged and some will be average and some total geniuses.  (+ info)

How many different different types of Cerebral are there?

The only one I know about is Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Aneurysm
Cerebral Anoxia
Cerebral Concussion
Cerebral Gigantism
Cerebral Hemorrage
Cerebral Ischemia
Cerebral Ischemia, transient
Cerebral Parenchymal Hemorrage
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Pseudosclerosis
Cerebral Sclerosis, diffuse
Cerebral Stroke
Cerebral Vasospasm

All are disorders and conditions rather than diseases except for the following:

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Pseudosclerosis
Cerebral Sclerosis, diffuse

Cerebral Gigantism is a syndrome.  (+ info)

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