A Case Study on Copd

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INTRODUCTION A stroke, sometimes called a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia or lack of blood flow, caused by blockage like thrombosis or arterial embolism or due to a hemorrhage or also known as leakage of blood. As a result, the affected area of the brain is unable to function, leading to inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or inability to see one side of the visual field. A stroke is a medical emergency and can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death. It is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and it is the number two cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people worldwide will suffer from stroke this year. Five million will die and another five million will be permanently disabled. In the Philippines, stroke affects 486 out of 100,000 Filipinos or roughly half a million Filipinos (http://www.slideshare.net/internist69/cerebro-vascular-accident-cva-presentation). Here in Davao City, 2.4% of adults had ever had a stroke in the year 2002 (http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/stroke/stats.htm). The group chose this case because it challenges us to obtain knowledge from a complicated and mind-boggling neurological discrepancy. Plus it intrigues us on how to properly manage a stroke patient because it is our first time to handle a case. It also challenges us because the case of the patient is a big step to our learning and skill acquisition on caring for a person with an imbalance in perception and coordination. OBJECTIVES GENERAL OBJECTIVE The group aspires to present a comprehensive and extensive study about Cerebrovascular

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