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    Delirium: A Case Study

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    the frontal brain networks resulting in cognitive and behavioral deficits. FTNCD is a common cause of dementia among patients’ ages 45 – 65 years. This group of neurodegenerative conditions is characterized by progressive and relatively selective atrophy of frontal lobes, temporal lobes, or both, and deterioration in behavior and personality or in language abilities culminating in dementia (DynaMed, 2016). Vascular neurocognitive disease (VND) This spectrum of cognitive impairments is associated with cerebrovascular disease, ranging from mild cognitive deficits to frank dementia. The causes include heterogeneous group of cerebrovascular diseases and pathologies including brain infarcts, white matter lesions, cerebral hemorrhage, atherosclerosis, small vessel disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, and genetic disorders. The clinical and neuropathological features of vascular cognitive impairment often coexist with those of Alzheimer disease (DynaMed,…

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    Niles Case Study

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    The injuries sustained in the Niles v City of San Rafael were foreseeable. The injuries resulted from the commission and the omission of act from the defendants. There was negligence in the city’s supervision of the school playground and medical malpractice at Mt. Zion Hospital. The medical negligence was nonfeasance meaning there was a failure to act when there is a duty to act as a reasonability to safeguard a person rights. The Plaintiff was an innocent party whom rights were violated by the…

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    Icp Nursing Intervention

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    in turn lowers the ICP (Urden el at., 2014). Repositioning the patient, also aids in lowering the ICP at 5 minutes as mention by Olsen et al. (2013). Therefore, it is an important nursing intervention. Furthermore, it is important for the nurse to administer mannitol if the physician has order it. Mannitol is a osmatic agent which aids reduction of ICP by decreasing the edema. Next, it is important for the nurse to administrate sedation and analgesia to promote comfort and to prevent pain…

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    Perivascular Space Essay

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    Virchow-Robin (VR) spaces or perivascular spaces of the brain refer to spaces that accompany the cerebral vessels as they pass from subarachnoid space into the brain parenchyma. A few evident perivascular spaces can be considered normal at any age but many visible perivascular spaces are not. The relevance of visible perivascular spaces to SVD is shown by their presence in increased numbers in patients with white matter hyper-intensities and with symptomatic lacunar ischemic stroke. The…

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    Many people have a memorable event that shapes their lives; unfortunately, I was in a coma for mine. In February 2012 -- mid-way through my freshman year -- I suffered a brain aneurysm. There were no big warning signs, no red flags...just a nagging headache two days before. I went to sleep one night, and woke up two days later in a hospital room, surrounded by a dozen strange people, with a breathing tube down my throat...and everyone telling me to RELAX. Are you kidding me?! The good news is…

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    Cerebral Palsy

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    Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of the nervous system that is caused by abnormalities and damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. This damage occurs before, during, or immediately after birth when a child’s brain is developing. Research has determined what kind of brain and central nervous system damage occurs when someone has cerebral palsy as well as the symptoms that correlate with each injury and the effective treatment options to manage this chronic condition. Muscle coordination…

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    Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder, caused by brain damage, which affects body movement and muscle coordination. “The brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing — before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth” (MyChild, 2016). No two cases of cerebral palsy are alike. Cerebral palsy is life altering and those diagnosed with this chronic disease have to learn to adapt in every different aspect…

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    Cerebral Palsy Studies

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    Once learning the basics about Cerebral Palsy (CP), I chose to dig deeper into the more modern diagnostic tools and treatments. As an aspiring Audiologist, I looked into tools I would one day use if I were on a case with an individual with CP and found an article about the Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) tool that is being used to determine hearing loss and likelihood of other related disabilities in tandem with CP. The study done showed significance in correlation with most other causes of CP…

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    Split-Brain Theory

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    Structurally under the cranium of any human being exists a brain with two plainly visible parts, each about the size of a fist, known as the right and the left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. Even though these two hemispheres appear identical in terms of structure, they perform distinct functions. Split-brain studies and cognitive research has indicated that the left hemisphere is associated with functions such as language, conceptualization, analysis and classification. The right hemisphere…

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    Hidden Dangers

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    Hidden Dangers A list of pros and cons can be assigned to everything, unfortunately, computers and cell-phones, though amazing, are not exempt from this. Cons can refer to many things, but the one biggest downfall that is worth looking into is the unforeseen impact that technology has on the human body. The three main parts of the body that are being affected negatively include the eyes, brain, and neck/back. The latest and greatest technology seems to be what everyone wants to get their hands…

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