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Patients with bell's palsy typically have difficulty closing their eyes and do not present with ptosis. Patients with lesion affecting the sympathetic innervation of the superior tarsal muscle, or the oculomotor nerve which supplies the levator palpebrae superioris may present with ptosis.

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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 medulla, also known as medulla oblongata, is responsible for the things that we do not have to consciously do such as breathing, digesting the food that we eat, and so much more. This will make sure that the respiratory and the circulatory systems of the body are working properly. The sensory and motor neurons may also travel through the medulla.

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There are many correct answers, for there are many differences between the two. Both fixed battery and process approaches are types of neurological tests. These tests measure several brain functions, including memory, intelligence, and attention. A fixed battery approach tests all functions to each person in a group, regardless of the reason they were referred to examine. This measure is more accurate, for every is accessed.

It is more time consuming because it doesn't focus on the reason why they were referred. A process approach is also known as a flexible battery approach. It is flexible because it gives an array of tests, dependent on why the patient was referred. This method is less accurate and provides space for bias.

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A patient who has a spinal cord injury is a risky patient because severing the spinal cord could cause paralysis or death. Even the slightest injury to the spinal cord could cause these problems. Therefore, the nurse should watch after the patient. Also, the nurse should monitor other signs because different problems could take place.

The patient could have problems with his blood pressure, heart rate and flushing of the face and neck. If the patient had increased blood pressure and a decreased heart rate coupled with the flushing of the face and neck, the nurse should check the Foley tubing for kinks or obstruction because this tubing that does not allow anything to flow to the body could result in these problems.

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From the information I have been able to gather about how to use the Glasglow Coma Scale, the previous answer is correct. This person would have a GSC of 7.

This particular score is made up of a 1 on the eye scale as he doesn’t open his eyes, a 4 on the motor scale since he moves away from pain, and a 2 on the verbal scale since he is only grunting in pain. Add this all up (1 + 2 + 4) and you get a score of seven.

This is an interesting but easy way to streamline a way to figure out the best place to start with a person in a coma. Just give them some stimuli and watch their reactions.

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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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