Subarachnoid hemorrhage

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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 that I recovered quickly. I had emergency brain surgery Tuesday morning, woke up and had a burger by Thursday night, and left the hospital the next Monday. As a high school swimmer I trained five days a week and my body was in great physical shape. And my brain seemed to bounce back too; one of the the first things I did in the hospital was pick up a book to read. I was a walking miracle; my body and brain seemed to heal quickly and I looked like the same old Koby in no time. The problem is, I was NOT the same old Koby. Not even close. In fact, for awhile, I wasn’t sure who I was. It has been a long battle for me; I have had to rediscover myself, deal with the darkest depression I could have imagined, and I have confused and hurt people along the way. Doing things physically was exhausting, and I was so tired I sometimes fell asleep in class or mid-conversation. I had to re-learn how to do some basic things, and realized that learning new things was just not as easy as it had…

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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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  • Niles Case Study

    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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  • 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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  • Hematoma Research Paper

    brain, coma, and/or paralysis. A subarachnoid hematoma (SAH), also known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, is bleeding in the space between the brain, and thin tissues covering the brain. This area is known as the subarachnoid space. Different causes of this type of hemorrhage include bleeding from a tangle of blood vessels called an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), bleeding from a cerebral aneurysm, head injury, and the use of blood thinners. Symptoms include double vision, irritability,…

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  • Ischaemic Stroke Case Study

    (2014, Aug 29). Ischemic stroke (clots). Retrieved Sep 26, 2014, from Stroke association: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/TypesofStroke/IschemicClots/Ischemic-Strokes-Clots_UCM_310939_Article.jsp Becske, T. (2014, April 29). Subarachnoid haemorrhage. Retrieved Sep 29, 2014, from Medscape: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1164341-overview#aw2aab6b2b2aa Counsell C, B. S. (1995). Primary intracerebral hemorrhage in the oxfordshire community stroke project.…

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  • Hydrocephalus Case Study

    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. 155). Excess CSF production as the cause of hydrocephalus is very rare and is only seen in cases of certain tumors, such as choroid plexus papilloma (Blumenfeld, 2010 p. 156). A more common cause of…

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  • Brain Aneurysms

    aneurysms are the most common, they account for 80-90% of all intracranial aneurysms. These are the most common cause of nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhages (SAH). Saccular aneurysms are known as “berry” aneurysms because of their shape, it looks like a sac or berry forming at the bifurcation of the “Y” segment of the arteries. Fusiform aneurysms are less common and an outpouching of an arterial wall on both sides of the artery like a blood vessel that is expanded in all directions, it does…

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  • Pathophysiology Of Stroke

    Primary causes of stroke include, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart disease, and hyperlipidemia (Mayo Clinic, 2015). Stroke is divided into two categories, hemorrhagic and ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke has the highest incidence of death, it is characterized by excessive blood within the closed cranial cavity. It is due to brain hemorrhage caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage or intracerebral hemorrhage, only 20% of strokes are hemorrhagic (Caplan, 2014). Intracerebral…

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  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Research Paper

    fluid is one part of the extracellular of the central nervous system and it is a clear, transparent, bodily fluid that occupies the subarachnoid space and the ventricular system around the brain and spinal cord. The Cerebrospinal fluid is produced by choroid plex, which is a structure in the ventricles of the brain. The viscosity of the Cerebrospinal fluid is similar to the blood plasma. It produces approximately 500 ml each day and provides a fundamental mechanics and immunological protection…

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