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Monday, 18 March 2013

Nursing Reviewer: Alzheimer's Disease

3 types
  1. Probable - simple things can't be performend
  2. Possible - s/sx eg dementia
  3. definite - confirmation via autopsy
Theories:
  1. Acquired without trauma to brain
  2. kuru virus - from monkey
  3. psychosocial theory - loner
  4. too much stress
  5. decrease acetylcholine
  6. autoimmune theory (HIV, RA, lupus, cancer)
  7. aluminum theory - exposure
  8. pugilistica theory - contradicts to #1; exist also in parkinsons disease eg. boxers

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Nursing Reviewer: Migraine

  • common in Female, perfectionist, ambitious, inflexible
  • pain start from one hemisphere to the other hemisphere 5-10mins only, severe- last for hours. days, weeks
  • severe throbbing pain
Nsg priority: pain, cause of ain, stop activity, administer analgesic, bring to quiet dark environment

Mgt: decrease stimuli = decrease ICP

Friday, 22 June 2012

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nursing Reviewer: Hydrocephalus

N- 100-150ml
Types:
1. communicating - continues
2. non-communicating

** increase ICP is tolerated in children by enlarging head

Manifestations:
increase pitch cry, weakness, enlargement of head

** undergo myelogram (lumbar puncture) L3-L4/L4-L5
    -insert dye, apirate 5cc CSF

common dye: position after
air- trendelenburg
water - flat on bed - 6hrs
oil - head elevated 15-30 degress 4-6hrs

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Nursing Reviewer: Migraine

-common in female, perfectionist, ambitious, inflexible
- pain start from one hemisphere to other hemisphere 5-10mins only;
severe - last for hours, days or weeks
-severe throbbing pain

Nursing Priority: pain, cause of pain, stop activity, administer analgesics, bring to quiet dark environment

MGT: decrease stimuli = decrease ICP

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