cerebral edema


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cerebral edema

Swelling of the brain often resulting from head injury.
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Noun1.cerebral edema - swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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The Russian Boxing Federation said that after the fight, Dadashev's condition worsened and doctors diagnosed a cerebral edema and a "difficult" surgery took place, but his heart stopped on Tuesday.
Highaltitude cerebral edema (HACE) is the swelling of the brain caused by a lack of oxygen and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a build-up of fluid in the lungs.
Treatment with antiparasitic medications was not recommended in the teen's case, as it could worsen inflammation and cerebral edema. Since the teen had ocular lesions, treatment with such medications could also cause loss of vision.
In the case of high-altitude pulmonary edema or cerebral edema, victims can die within six to 12 hours if they are not carried down the mountain.
PRES-like reversible cerebral edema is encountered in anywhere from 9% to 38% of patients with RCVS, while most patients with PRES (>85%) demonstrate some element of RCVS-like cerebral vasoconstriction when conventional angiography is performed.[4] Furthermore, various hormonal and biochemical factors, such as estrogen, endothelin-1, serotonin, nitric oxide, and prostaglandins, have been found to correlate with disease severity.[4]
Biogen announced the enrollment of the first patient in the global Phase 3 clinical study CHARM, designed to evaluate BIIB093 for the prevention and treatment of severe cerebral edema in large hemispheric infarction, or LHI, one of the most severe types of ischemic stroke where brain swelling often leads to high morbidity and mortality.
SP showed a decreasing trend due to cerebral anoxia and cerebral edema caused by cerebral hemorrhage, meanwhile, with the decline of SP, other neurotransmitter metabolic disorder will also appear, thus the decrease of SP can aggravate the situation of edema and increase intracranial pressure.12 In this study, the SF levels of patients in the research group were significantly lower than that in the control group of patients with craniotomy.
A large subacute ischemic left middle cerebral artery infarct was identified with associated cerebral edema on computed tomography imaging of the head, which was suspicious for cardioembolic stroke.
Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is seen in head trauma, hydrocephalus, intracranial hemorrhage, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured brain aneurysm, intracranial tumors, hepatic encephalopathy and cerebral edema, which can lead to death or devastating neurological damage.
Contrast-enhanced cranial CT scan revealed acute parenchymal hemorrhage on the right occipital lobe amounting to 18.4 cc, with extension to the right parietal lobe, surrounding cerebral edema, subfalcine herniation, and beginning uncal herniation (Figure 1).
One of the most feared complications of DKA, particularly in children, is the development of cerebral edema (CE).