Brain Aneurysm Four major blood vessel supply blood to the brain. They join together at the circle of willis at the base of the brain. Smaller arteries leave the circle and branch out to supply brain cells with oxygen and nutrients. Artery junction points may become weak causing a ballooning of the blood vessel wall to potentially form a small sac or aneurysm. Cerebral aneurysms are common but most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally at autopsy.
Most of these risk factors are ones that can be controlled and although many people don’t think about strokes until they have one or realize they are at risk, it’s important to be aware and take preventative measures before it’s too late. Though most risk factors are in your control, there are a few that are not. These risk factors include your age, race, gender, and also your family 's health history. As you grow older you become more at risk for a stroke and generally women have a higher risk of having a stroke in their lifetime than men do. Also African Americans, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives all are at higher risk than other races.
Ten patients were used to test reliability in this assessment process, and the calculated interrater reliability at 94% with a confidence interval (CI) of 95%. The sensitivity of the CAM-ICUs at 76% presented a CI of 95% with a specificity of 98% and a CI of 95% (Mitasova et al., 2012). The validity of this study shows a high incidence for detecting delirium in post stroke patients when using the CAM-ICU as an assessment tool. This effective and reliable tool should be used at the local level in determining delirium in the critically ill population of post stroke patients. Implementation can be easily integrated into daily assessments providing early detection and treatment effectively and decreasing complications related to unrecognized
Question 3: Will your dataset help address or explain the main frustrations with the health care system in treating DHOH people with CVD-related diseases? • A comparison of these qualitative questions with the quantitative question(s) you selected for your
The higher the number the more alert the patient is. For example, someone with a Glasgow coma score of three is likely to be in a deep coma whereas someone with a score of fifteen in the Glasgow coma score is fully alert. Traumatic brain injuries usually fall under these scores on the Glasgow coma scale, "Thirteen to fifteen Mild TBI, nine to twelve moderate TBI, and one to eight severe TBI" (Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury, 2013.) There are three states of consciousness: Minimally-conscious, semi-coma, and coma. These stages become more severe as they increase.
Provide and explain ONE cited quote from the text to support your response for 2a.
You patient, Jerry, is a 67 year old male who recently had a cerebral vascular attack (CVA) affecting the right side of his body. You have been working with Jerry for the past six weeks on strength, ROM, balance, and coordination and he has been progressively gaining more function. In the past few sessions however, you have noticed that he has plateaued. The insurance company needs to see that the patient’s status is improving in order to continue paying for their therapy. It is noted that studies have shown that it is normal for a patient to see a plateau in the middle of their therapy timeframe, but if therapy is continued a positive progression can be seen; conversely if therapy is stopped then a loss of gains and function can occur.