It is otherwise known as hypoventilation. It is characterized by ineffective breathing episodes that fail to exchange
carbon dioxide and oxygen effectively. It is due to many reasons such as stroke affecting the brainstem, obesity,
certain medication, chronic mountain sickness, etc. Traditionally, respiratory stimulants were used in the treatment. But now, a
new drug called BIMU8 is being studied.
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Query: Hi doctor, My father is 55 years old. He is good in terms of his health and weight. He recently had a large AVM rupture and he was flown to the nearest hospital. He had a craniotomy to remove AVM and the ICH caused a large stroke. He was left paralyzed on his right side with the capability to speak,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When the cortical damage is widespread, the consciousness is impaired. Your father has come out from the deep unconsciousness, he is recovering now. During recovery, this sort of episodes are common and gradually the frequency of this episode would come down. Other factor... Read Full »
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 60 year old healthy female with medically controlled hypertension. I have Behcet’s disease, though mostly under control. I have had various tropical diseases. I also had hepatitis A at childhood, and TB meningitis. I also have scoliosis. I have been diagnosed BCC (Basal... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should ask your surgeon the reason behind giving general anaesthesia in your case. Basal cell carcinoma is a locally invasive tumour with very rare chances of malignancy. The need for general anesthesia can arise when on clinical examination it was found that the... Read Full »