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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi , This is ... Here. My Dad's Brother got admitted yesterday for brain stroke.. Can you please suggest which doctor can treat.. This is urgent
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   he should be treated under neurology
User :   k .. i have heard that these cases should be treated as soon as possible..
Doctor :   do you mean to say he is admitted ....
User :   but they are keeping him in Observation.. what should we do
Doctor :   yes, it should be, he has to have a urgent CT scan or MRI brain along with blood tests.
Doctor :   what are his symptoms?
User :   Wright..
Doctor :   could you describe what happened to him?
User :   yesterday night.. He had lost of swet and tierdness.. he was not able to walk also
User :   as soon as we go into the hospital.. they did this CT scan
Doctor :   in which department is he admitted? is he in Neurology, Neuro Surgery or cardiology?
User :   Neurology
Doctor :   please provide his age, occupation, height , weight, details of past medical illness if any
User :   >55
Doctor :   is he on any medications? or just observation?
User :   Sorry Some net problem.. Ya he is ICU
User :   they are saying as today sunday.. not much specilist are there
Doctor :   has a neurologist already seen him when he was admitted?
Doctor :   what did the CT scan show?
User :   Sorry he is in Neuro Surgery ICU
Doctor :   do you have the CT scan report copy with you?
User :   not at this moment..
User :   they havent given to me
Doctor :   in neuro surgery ICU, the staff will take care, and report to the consultant if he is not improving or worsening.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   so do not worry
User :   But they are saying only 1% is the chance
Doctor :   they wil follow the protocol for stroke patients if the problem is due to stroke
User :   i am afraid so much
Doctor :   and inform the consultant
Doctor :   also everyday there wil be doctors who will atleast come for rounds to the hospital
Doctor :   so at that time they will especially see teh ICU patients
Doctor :   enquire about the rounds and the doctor 'on -call' for the neurology/neurosurgery dept
Doctor :   and meet that doctor to discuss one-on-one your brother's prognosis
User :   They are saying today is Sunday
User :   and no doctor is coming for rounds
Doctor :   ok. where are youlocated?
Doctor :   you could have asked for referal to ....
Doctor :   since it was a possible brain stroke
User :   My dad's brother had gone to chennai fpr some personal work.. and this incident happend
User :   so not to waste time we admitted him to nearest best hospiatl
Doctor :   ok. that is fine, if he is stable you can ask for a referal, but if he is not, then you have to wait and watch
Doctor :   try to find out the cause of the stroke
User :   Whether that hospital is good for "neurology"?
Doctor :   and see what treatment they are giving him
Doctor :   if it is due to bleeding into brain, and a massive one, then chances would be less or poor for complete recovery
User :   he had a very high BP. they say that is th issue
Doctor :   ok, uncontrolled high BP is associated with risk of hemorrhage.
User :   Ok thanks.. Can you please suggest any doctors name in that hospital for this treatment
Doctor :   I do not know any personal doctors there
Doctor :   and i tried to find out, they do not have their doctor names listed out
Doctor :   you can take a second opinion on further treatment for him from our panel specialist if you have details of his report and current treatment
User :   ohh.. thats ok not a problem.. Any suggestion you would like to give us about
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User :   ok thanks .. It was very greatfull chatting with you.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   As of now.. No more. thanks
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Doctor :   Thank you.
Doctor :   we wish speedy recovery for your brother
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