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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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

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The CT in fact shows a haemorrhagic stroke in the left cerebral hemisphere. An acute bleed would show up white on a CT scan.

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