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Neurologic Dysfunction

Neurologic Dysfunction

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Research notes on neurologic dysfunction, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and the different therapeutic approach and managent to the said disorder.
Research notes on neurologic dysfunction, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and the different therapeutic approach and managent to the said disorder.

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Published by: KoRnflakes on Mar 26, 2009
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Management of Patients withNeurologic Dysfunction
 
 Altered Level of Consciousness (LOC)
Level of responsiveness and consciousness is the mostimportant indicator of the patient's condition
LOC is a continuum from normal alertness and full cognition(consciousness) to coma
 Altered LOC is not the disorder but the result of a pathology 
Coma:
 
unconsciousness, unresponsiveness, and inability toarouse
 
 Altered Level of Consciousness (LOC) (cont.)
 Akinetic mutism: unresponsiveness to the environment, thepatient makes no movement or sound but sometimes openseyes
Persistent vegetative state: patient is devoid of cognitivefunction but has sleep–wake cycles
Locked-in syndrome: patient is unable to move or respondexcept for eye movements due to a lesion affecting the pons
 

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