Acute stroke unit western infirmary glasgow

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Avatar f tn I'm a 42 year-old female from Brazil who has recently moved to Scotland. I'll be having my 4th MVR at some point in the coming year and for the first time, with a mech valve. I had rheumatic fever as a child. I've read a lot about multiple redos, but I still feel very aprehensive about it. I'll be having my surgery at the Western infirmary in Glasgow.
Avatar f tn I have posted a couple of questions but this one is regrding some advice on stroke rehabilitation, my mum has been admitted to the pdru unit in the southern general, Glasgow, we have been told she is in for a 6 week assesment as she is paralysed down her left side due to a massive stroke and brain anurism.
Avatar f tn I was curious if the standard, acute treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke included an emergency vent shunt. My sixty one year old father suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke 10 months ago. He received a CT scan upon arrival at the emergency room where they determined he had a hemorrhagic stroke. At that point he was considered a 3 on the Glasgow coma scale.
Avatar n tn I am just outside of Glasgow in Scotland. I have previously had surgery but not by a specialist I don't think.
Avatar m tn MY 52 year old aunt was in the hospital since 12/19/11 because of stroke. She is sleeping a lot...today was a lot more than the last visit when she was up for 20 minutes at a time. How long does this last? She is paralyzed on the left side of her body..not her face, though. Do people recover from this...i know with pyshical therapy--but how long typically? I feel so helpless and I feel so bad for her. She got hit with a baseball at work a month ago, could that have triggered it?
Avatar n tn My 87 year old mother who is active and in decent health fell backwrads on a carpeted floor. Had CT scan neurosurgeon diagnosed as acute subdural hematoma. Glasgow score upon arrival at hospital was 14-15. First reccomended a crainotmy 24 hours after injury reccomended against it due to her age. Her glasgow score dropped to approx 11 24 hours after injury. Primarily do to eye opening response. Slight reduction in swelling observed on the 24 hour CT..
Avatar f tn Hi there, I was discharged from a stroke unit in the uk yesterday after having a mini ischaemic stroke which I was frombolised for. When I was first admitted my troponin levels were at 365, dropping to 190 over a 4 day period. I'm unsure of the level now but I imagine it's lower. But I know healthy people are supposed to have no reading. I'm a 29 year old, otherwise healthy female - no drinking smoking or drugs. No history of strokes in the family.
Avatar n tn This friend who is a 74-years old man had stroke just recently and now hospitalised. He has left-sided hemiparesis with right facial nerve paralysis and aphasia. He has been in the hospital for 2 days with glasgow coma scale of 9/15. He is hypertensive and diabetic for 10 years. His family members are wondering what are the chances that he can still survive. I am wondering what are the chances of survival for him and if he does, is it still good that he carry out physiotherapy?
Avatar f tn She just currently arrived home from being in an acute mental health unit for 6 weeks. She is just starting to get her memories back. She was not even sure who I was for a short period of time. She now remembers me and most of our memories that we have shared through the years. She still does not know her husband. The doctor she was seeing at the health unit says that she suffers from manic depression.
Avatar f tn As my father is affected by Acute Brain Stem Infarct (Pontine Stem Stroke) which has all the vital functions like breathing, swallowing, sleeping, thinking, movements etc. He got the stroke on 2nd Mar 2012 and now he is able to breath by himself. Swallowing is not properly done, so Ryle's tube is inserted through the nose for his feed. He is not able to move and he is bed - ridden. On 26th Mar 2013 he vomited some black particles through the Treacheostomy tube.
Avatar n tn Chandrasekar, MD, DM, FRCP (Glasgow) was awarded the prestigious D.Sc (Doctor of Science – Honoris Causa) degree by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University at Chennai on Tuesday, the 10th November, 2009. Dr. Chandrasekar is a world renowned Interventional Gastroenterologist & Therapeutic Endoscopist who has many firsts to his credit.
Avatar m tn Hi. Wonder if you can give some advice. Dad, 73, has had massive ... Drs word ... Stroke, followed by a bleed on 25 July. Been unconscious since. We have had in context hand squeezes, and today he briefly opened his eyes and was able to answer when nurse asked did he know where he was ... He said no ... Drs have told us about hour before the scan shows most left brain is affected and that speech and conscious thought weren't there. He was scoring 6 on Glasgow scale before opening eyes.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm just curious about where you are located, I'm from Iceland, in Europe.. Any fellow icelandic girl here?
Avatar f tn This week has just been a continuation of small speedbumps in life. The kids are taking turns being sick which means I am getting no sleep and in turn probably making myself sick. The 2 year old was sick for almost a week. Then the 4 year old woke up throwing up in the middle of the night. Now the 6 year old is sick. Naturally it started in the middle of the night. She already had things going on since her arm is in a cast from breaking it at soccer.
Avatar f tn I was told that my elderly mom had a major stroke, first by a clot, they have said.. and then another issue days later(?) cause by an atrial fibrillation. Now they say the situation is critical... R sided stroke, and my mom hasn't really regained consciousness. her MRI shows one major stoke, and then a subsequent one caused by bleeding. Mannitol given and swelling of the brain has greatly subsided. Reacts to painful stimuli, by moving toes, when pinched under the arm. NG tube in place.
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Avatar m tn She would immediately report to the infirmary, where the nurse would take her heart beat into record. I think the highest it ever was was pushing 120, almost into 130. It wasn't like she was doing anything physically strenuous. The only other symptom was a slight tingly sensation in her face, no specific part just all over. If anyone has any possible diagnosis, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your help. If it would help all her gender is female, and her age is 13.
Avatar n tn I have done some research which also indicates a TENS unit is beneficial for nerve damage. My mother suffered a stroke, and does not have efficient use of her right hand. Many years back, I have followed the work of Dr. Beck (electrophysiologist in the field of cranial electro stimulation). He strongly suggested that a TENS unit can and will re-stimulate nerve damage and cause functionality to return to normal. I am in the process of purchasing a TENS unit for my mother to use.
Avatar n tn None of 3 Doctors diagnosed stroke but felt it was compressed disc or pinched nerve.For 1 week now he is in a stroke rehab unit in a wheelchair with catheter and very little speech and some disorientation,MRI and Cat scan and Doppler all show negative results.Is there any possibility that there could be another diagnosis that is being missed?
Avatar f tn My 79 yr old father-in-law fell out of bed and hit his head on the nightstand and then on the floor. He went to the hospital completely aware and conscious. Upon being transferred to a new hospital with a better neurology department, he lost consciousness and stopped breathing. He was put on a ventilator and went in for an emergency craniotomy.
Avatar n tn Depending on how an MRI scan is completed it can show both acute and chronic strokes. Radiologists comment on the fact that there is no acute stroke either to indicate that they did special imaging to look for an acute stroke, or because this is a common reason to obtain a MRI of the brain. Chronic strokes can be seen with standard MRI techniques, and therefore the comment normal MRI excludes the presence of chronic strokes.
Avatar n tn He spent 21 days in the hospital between the stroke unit and rehab unit. He is slowly regaining use of his hand, can squeeze a sponge. His leg is stronger and he has no problem tackleing stairs and such. He is going to outpatient rehab 3 times a week. My concern is his personality. At times he seems totally like he was before the stroke and other times he acts a little wacky, like he's not all there. It seems the more active he is thru out the week the more normal he is by Friday.
Avatar n tn s condition sounds similar to mine, when he was discharged from acute rehab unit of the hospital. We continued with physical, speech and occupational therapy home visits through a private agency. Are home visits for therapy an option for you? I found that though the scheduling was erratic for these home visits, it gave us both something to work from.