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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I want to talk to the Neurologist
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
Doctor :   Neurologist, you can consult by mail or phone on appointment
Doctor :   live chat with Neurologist is not available
User :   ok.
Doctor :   You can proceed with your query
User :   my father had hypoxic anoxic brain injury..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can you tell me in breif about this
User :   my father had an accident
Doctor :   oxygen is very much essential for any tissue
User :   and he recover
Doctor :   if the tissue is deprived of it
Doctor :   then it leads to injury
User :   during recovery he had an cardic rest
User :   due to that in brain their is short of oxygin
Doctor :   especially brain tissue is affected, it does not regenerate
Doctor :   how is his condition right now?
User :   he is improving now
User :   legs movement, hand movement, eye movement,
Doctor :   What were the symptoms at that time?
User :   day by day he is imporving
Doctor :   were the movements sluggish or absent?
User :   sluggish
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and eye ball movment, toung movment
Doctor :   How has it improved?
User :   these are the movment he recover day by day
User :   and he is also having verbal responce
User :   but some time
Doctor :   that is good
User :   when we got the MRI first time ,, everything was normal, but some white type fog was their in some area
User :   and after a week we again did the MRI. the fog was reduce ,,
User :   and doc told me it is good sign
User :   he was on ventilater,
User :   but now he is breathing his own
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   He is improving
User :   ok
Doctor :   and will take some more time for full recovery
Doctor :   atleast around 3 months for complete recovery
User :   is hypoxic anoxic brain injury is fully curable
User :   ?
Doctor :   though a part of the brain may be injured

User :   can he speak
Doctor :   it shall show good recovery
Doctor :   Speaking, now is he able to tell some words?
User :   he is having trikcostmea
Doctor :   Ok

User :   doc said when we will remove the trikcostmea ,, he will be able to speak
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   speech will not be affected due a minor injury in the brain
User :   but some time we saw he opned his mouth and try to speak some thing,,
Doctor :   is he left handed or right handed?
User :   then what will be affected due to minor injory
User :   right handed
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If the left side of the brain is injured, that too if it has affected the speech area
Doctor :   then only speech becomes impaired
Doctor :   not in all conditions
User :   how we will comes to know what area is affected
Doctor :   that is only evident as he recovers

Doctor :   it is a functional finding
Doctor :   your doctor would have said about it
Doctor :   on the first day of diagnosis itself
User :   when he had cardic rest doc revive him very quickly,, i think with in 1 min
Doctor :   if that was the case with him
Doctor :   Ok, that is really good, he was resuscitated quickly

User :   then after considering this ,, what you think where is infection,,,
Doctor :   Is there infection?

User :   sorry affected
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is common after brain injury
Doctor :   not specific to speech or any other areas
Doctor :   he is recovering well, with the explanation I have got
User :   some time we saw he try to speak some thing,,, but very rare,, it mean his voice is ok
Doctor :   Yes, if he is able to utter a word

Doctor :   then it means he recovers
User :   is it cause an problem on memory also ?
User :   what is recovery , I told you ,, he recover with in 15 days,, and after considering this,, in how much time he will be fine
Doctor :   As I told you previously, it shall be gradual
User :   today he start also coughfing
Doctor :   over a period of 3 months
User :   during 3 month ,, what the treatment,, we can take,,, and any medicine for the good recovery
Doctor :   Is he taking any medications right now?

User :   he is admit
User :   hospital
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Now, he shall be given injectables/tablets/both depending on the condition and the medicine
User :   and doc said you can discharg him now,,, and take him to the homw,,
Doctor :   even during discharge, he shall be put on medications
Doctor :   to continue at home
User :   do you know the best neru hospit
User :   where we consult
Doctor :   like one for relaxation, one antibiotic, one for nutrition
User :   do you know the best neru hospital
Doctor :   One is ofcourse

Doctor :   but most of the good hospitals
Doctor :   have very good neurologists and neurosurgeions
Doctor :   hence, you should not worry about the efficacy
User :   ok ..
Doctor :   Do you have any further queries?
User :   it mean hypoxic anoxic brain injury is cureable
Doctor :   Yes, he should recover

Doctor :   atleast to around 80% of his pre injury levels
User :   thanks for your valeable time,
User :   nice talking to you,,,
Doctor :   For further clarification and explanation about his future condition, do take a second opinion from our Neurologist
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Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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