It also may due to a hemorrhage. - When the clot is block or impaired of the blood flow, it will depriving the brain from essential oxygen and nutrient. B. Hemorrhagic Stroke - Occured when blood vessel ruptured and causing leakage of blood in or around the brain. Basically, the term cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is used interchangeably with stroke to refer to the vascular conditions of brain. Clinically, a variety of facal deficits are possible including changes in the level of consciousness and impairments of sensory, motor, cognitive, perceptual and language functions.
An ischemic stroke is typically caused by excess buildup of plague on the blood vessel walls that narrows blood flow dramatically. A hemorrhagic stroke typically occurs when the blood vessel walls weaken over time, which leads to a bulge or rupture of the vessel. Aneurysm is the most common type of hemorrhagic strokes with a low survival rate. They also kill brain cells, which can never regenerate. The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control.
Favorite Work: Survivor Type by Stephen King Most Memorable Character: Montresor ( Cask of Amontillado) Expected Grade: 100 In the beginning of the year, we read Survivor Type by Stephen King which has stuck with me throughout the year. This story is narrated by a disgraced surgeon, Dr. Richard Pine, who initially gives you very vague detail about his life other than being stranded on an island with a considerable amount of heroine. As the book progresses, he reveals detail about his scandalous past as a poor boy from Brooklyn who worked his way up in the world and went into prescription drug dealing. In an attempt to catch food, he breaks his ankle and is reduced to amputating his own foot (careful to keep his hands in immaculate condition) using the heroine as anesthetic. This foot is his first meal.
Dysfunction of the chest wall 3. Dysfunction of the lung parenchyma and 4. Other causes. Decreased respiratory drive Decreased respiratory drive may occur with severe brain injury, large lesions of the brain stem (multiple sclerosis), use of sedative medications, and metabolic disorders such as hypothyroidism. These disorders impair the normal response of chemoreceptors in the brain to normal respiratory stimulation.
Mr B plays 5-a-side football on a Wednesday afternoon as part of the activities organised by a local mental health voluntary organisation. One Wednesday Mr B is admitted to his local A&E with mild concussion and an ankle injury as a result of a playing football. He is discharged at 6pm and told to contact his GP if he has any symptoms such as headaches or blurred vision. A volunteer from the mental health voluntary organisation stays with Mr B until 9pm. The next morning Mr B’s CPN receives a phone call from Mr B’s ex partner telling her that Mr B has been compulsory detained under the Mental Health Act.
By March 1977, the pain had intensified and he finally went to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that often starts near the knees.Terry Fox believed his car accident weakened his knee and left it vulnerable to the disease, though his doctors argued there was no connection. He was told that his leg had to be amputated.With the help of an artificial leg Terry Fox was walking in three weeks after the amputation. The Marathon of Hope began on April 12, 1980, when Fox dipped his right leg in the Atlantic Ocean near St. John's, Newfoundland, and filled two large bottles with ocean water. He intended to keep one as a memory and pour the other into the Pacific Ocean upon completing his journey at
Running head: HIV Case Study I- HIV Case Study, Chapter 46 Learning Objectives: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 Leslie Young, a 45-year-old male, returns to the clinic for a one-week follow-up visit for results of his confirmatory testing. He has continuing complaints of fatigue, cough, and lymphadenopathy. A buccal HIV test was done a week ago and found to be positive. Data Obtained From Nursing Assessment Vital signs: temperature, 99.1°F; pulse, 70; respiration, 16; blood pressure, 110/88 Reports progressively becoming more fatigued over past 6 months Divorced States “burning the candle at both ends” by working overtime Cough with onset 5 days before first visit Denies previous medical problems Physical examination within normal limits except for palpable nodes on the posterior neck, in both axilla and bilateral inguinal areas Lab Data Viral load: 10,000; CD4 T-cell count: 550 cells/mm3 CBC, chemistry panel, and UA all within normal limits Buccal HIV test positive one week ago; confirmed with Western blot test, and those results given at this visit Chest X-ray negative Plan Intervention at this visit is aimed at allowing Mr. Young to ventilate his feelings as well as providing referral to the local health department for informational classes. Mr. Young will return to the clinic in 1 month.
Myocardial Infarction N331 Critical Care Nursing August 12, 2013 Myocardial Infarction Case Study I. Introduction The patient is a 59 year old Filipino male who was watching his daughter’s soccer practice when he suddenly had chest pain and shortness of breath. He started to have anxiety because of this and his chest pain started to get progressively worse. After a few minutes of waiting for the pain to subside, his family decides to take him to Saint Mary’s emergency department fearing that the chest pain could be something potentially fatal. The treatment team gave him 3 nitroglycerin tablets spaced 5 minutes apart but his chest pain remained unrelieved.
It can lead to complications. Atrial fibrillation may lead to blood clots forming in the heart that may circulate to other organs and lead to blocked blood flow (ischemia)” The danger of this disorder is that the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to support the functioning of the body. There are some patients who will have some, all, or no symptoms at all. Some symptoms include: • “Palpitations, which are sensations of a racing, uncomfortable, irregular heartbeat or a flip-flopping in your chest • Weakness • Reduced ability to exercise • Fatigue • Lightheadedness • Dizziness • Confusion • Shortness of breath • Chest pain Atrial fibrillation may be: • Occasional. In this case it's called paroxysmal (par-ok-SIZ-mul) atrial fibrillation.
1) Coronary artery disease occurs when fatty deposits called plaque build up inside the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries wrap around the heart and supply it with blood and oxygen. When plaque builds up, it narrows the arteries and reduces the amount of blood that gets to your heart. This can lead to serious problems, including heart attack. 2) Coronary artery disease is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries.