Intracranial hemorrhage

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  • Niles Case Study

    of an act that a reasonably prudent person would or would not do. It is a form of conduct which is caused by the carelessness of the standard of care on reasonable members of the society; In the medical field it is consider malpractice. The person who shows negligence does not use their best judgment against possible risk. For example, in the case Dr. Haskins did not examine Kelly nor review his chart. He then advises Mr. Niles to take his son home. A red alert for negligence was also during that time a patient discharge with a possible head injury would be given information on what to look for if the condition does not improve. Mr. Niles was not given that information however he had a first aid which told him what the signs where for intracranial bleeding. If Kelly condition would have been left untreated he would have…

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  • Head Injury Research Paper

    Running head: INTRACRANIAL REGULATION 1 Intracranial Regulation Name Institution Introduction Cerebrospinal fluid is a colorless body fluid that is found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced by the choroid plexuses of the ventricle of the brain. It protects the cortex of the brain providing many mechanical protections. Also, it provides immunological to the brain in the skull. The brain produces about…

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  • Arteriovenous Malformation Case Study

    An Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) can be described simply as a tight rubber band ball of abnormal blood vessels with weak walls. These can be located anywhere in the body. Arteries carry blood containing oxygen from the heart to the brain. An AVM bypasses normal brain tissue and directs blood from the arteries to the veins without a capillary bed in between. Brain AVM’s occur in less than one percent of the population (per 100,000 people) and are more common in males than females. Being…

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  • Delirium: A Case Study

    compromise function of 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…

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  • Chronic Subdural Heatom A Case Study

    diagnosis is decreased intracranial adaptive capacity related to brain injury as evidenced by failure of normal compensatory mechanisms resulting in increased intracranial pressure (Bauman & McCourt, 2014). According to Rangel-Castilla, Salinas, and Hanbali (2016), the major focus of management in head injuries is the prevention of secondary injuries and the preservation of neurological functions that were not damaged in primary injury. Adhiyaman et al. (2002) noted altered mental status and…

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  • Closed Head Injury Case Study

    of injury for the student in this case study (how it occurs). (4 points) A primary injury is the initial damage to the brain as a result of an accident (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014). The primary injury in this case occurred as a result of acceleration, deceleration and then impact. The acceleration, deceleration and impact resulted in a closed head injury, damaging the brain tissue (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014). 2. Define the term secondary head injury and describe the mechanism of injury (how it…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Brain Aneurysm

    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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  • Decompressive Craniectomy Case Study

    Decompressive Craniectomy and the Return of Functionality in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients with Increased Intracranial Pressure The brain and its surrounding protective bony layer provide for a unique situation with regards to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Unlike other tissue in the body, which are free to expand outwards when inflammation or trauma occurs, the brain cannot. In the average adult, the cranial vault has the ability to accommodate for up to 1500mL of volume. When cerebral…

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  • Hydrocephalus Case Study

    In this MRI T-2 Weighted image, the red arrow indicates that there is an excess of Cerebral Spinal Fluid in the intracranial cavity. A condition known as Hydrocephalus, meaning (water in the brain), is caused by an excess of CSF in the intracranial cavity (Blumenfeld, 2010 p. 155). Hydrocephalus can result from an excess of CSF production, obstruction of flow at any point in the ventricles or subarachnoid space, or a decrease in reabsorption via arachnoid granulations (Blumenfeld, 2010 p.…

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  • Hemorrhagic Stroke Essay

    therefore, results in death of parts of brain tissue. The other kind of stroke is hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding. Hemorrhagic strokes include bleeding in the brain, called intracerebral hemorrhage and bleeding between inner and outer layers of tissue that covered the brain, called subarachnoid hemorrhage.…

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