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Bell s palsy

When assessing facial weakness, it is important to establish if there is sparing of the muscles of the forehead. Control of the forehead muscles has bilateral upper motor neurone input, so an upper motor neurone lesion (unless it was bilateral) would spare, or partially...
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A fixed battery approach to testing, such as the halstead-reitan neuropsychological test battery, utilizes a pre-determined set of tests in performing neuropsych assessments. this approach uses the exact same set of tests for each client, regardless of referral question. the...Read More

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Check the foley tubing for kinks or obstruction. -these signs and symptoms are characteristic of autonomic dysreflexia, a neurologic emergency that must be promptly treated to prevent a hypertensive stroke. the cause of this syndrome is noxious stimuli, most often a distended bladder or...Read More

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7, seven-the glasgow coma scale (gcs) was initially designed to assess level of consciousness following head injury, but is now more widely used and applied to all acute medical and trauma patients. it consists of 3 components; eye response (1-4 points), verbal response (1-5 points) and motor...Read More

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Hypotension can lead to a watershed infarct when the blood vessels between borders of the brain become ischaemic. This could lead to stroke so hypotension is thus a risk factor for stroke?!

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Are you aware of what the pons and the medulla are? These are known to be parts that can be seen in the brain. The pons is located in between the midbrain and the medulla oblongata. This is responsible for sending signals to the brain coming from the cerebrum going to the medulla. The med...Read More

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The molecular gates open to allow sodium ions into a neuron.

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