• clinical
  • Karen Zander (who developed the CareMap System) began reporting on the clinical application of CPM in the health care literature in the mid 1980s, following her use of the methodology to review patient care delivery at the New England Medical Center in Boston (Zander, 1993). (asha.org)
  • Clinical Characteristics of Pruritus in Systemic Sclerosis Vary According to the Autoimmune Subtype. (bioportfolio.com)
  • However, recent data compilation from 2011, one that compiled nearly 30 years of clinical information, confirms opposite results from patients: a 95% survival rate exists after astroblastoma is completely removed (gross total resection). (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, while the presence of symptoms may provoke further clinical investigation, symptoms independent of further data cannot-and should not-be interpreted as evidence of a cyst's existence, size, location, or potential functional impact on the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • subarachnoid
  • Methods- We retrospectively analyzed a prospectively collected database of subarachnoid hemorrhage patients admitted to our institution between 2005 and 2010. (ahajournals.org)
  • Results- Three hundred and fifty three patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage were analyzed, 43% of whom were treated with prophylactic AEDs upon admission. (ahajournals.org)
  • Conclusions- Propensity score-matched analysis suggests that prophylactic AEDs do not significantly reduce the risk of seizure occurrence in patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage. (ahajournals.org)
  • The most defining physical symptom of astroblastoma, regardless of location, is elevated intracranial pressure, occurring when cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space exhibits heavy pressure and decreased blood flow, resulting in throbbing headache or nausea for the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • The clinically useful infusion rates are 0.025-0.1 (µg/kg)/min for sedation (rates adjusted to age of patient, severity of their illness and invasiveness of surgical procedure). (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United Kingdom and Sweden, the relative mortality rate of epileptic patients (patients whose epilepsy was not under control from medical or other surgical therapies, and who continued to suffer the disease) increased two- and threefold, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whole-brain irradiation is used as a primary treatment method in patients with multiple lesions and is also used alongside surgical resection when patients have single and accessible tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strip
  • Patients or caretakers can "strip" the drains by taking a damp towel or piece of cloth and bracing the portion of the tubing closest to the body with their fingers, run the cloth down the length of the tube to the drain bulb. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • Consistent with CQI philosophy, pathway development teams must have input from all process stakeholders, so they typically include representatives of the patient population and a variety of caregivers. (asha.org)
  • outcomes
  • Recent health care reform activities have heightened concerns about quality and cost containment and added the expectations that care be patient-focused and effective as demonstrated by valid outcomes measures. (asha.org)
  • invasive
  • Undiagnosed VWD likely accounts for many women with menorrhagia and patients with mild to moderate hemorrhage during or after invasive procedures. (aafp.org)
  • cerebral
  • The risk of rupture from a cerebral aneurysm varies according to the size of an aneurysm, with the risk rising as the aneurysm size increases. (wikipedia.org)
  • epilepsy
  • The diminished life expectancy associated with epilepsy patients has been documented by population-based studies in Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • lesions
  • Lumbar pain and lower body weakness is also a rarity in astroblastoma patients, even though it is entirely possible for lesions to proliferate toward the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • abnormal
  • Multiloculated hydrocephalus (MLH) is a condition in which patients have multiple, separate abnormal cerebrospinal fluid collections with no communication between them. (jkns.or.kr)
  • Prognosis
  • The most important factor for any patient when cancer is concerned - the likelihood of surviving - is still controversial for astroblastoma, but recent advances in the last decade have improved prognosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • Gabapentin has been shown to be effective for the treatment of pruritus in adult patients with brachioradial pruritus, uraemic pruritus and pruritus of unknown origin. (bioportfolio.com)
  • migraine
  • In a 2002 study involving 78 patients with a migraine or tension-type headache, CT scans showed abnormalities in over a third of the patients, though arachnoid cysts only accounted for 2.6% of patients in this study. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • however, psychomotor retardation is a very serious problem in these patients. (jkns.or.kr)
  • However, there is no standardized, simplified instrument for assessing sleep-related problems in patient. (bioportfolio.com)
  • For most cases, corpus callosotomies did not in any way affect patients' real world functioning, however, those psychology experiments have demonstrated some interesting differences between split-brain patients and normal subjects. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, most patients come into the clinic citing symptoms associated with the primary injury causing the Kernohan's notch. (wikipedia.org)
  • weakness
  • Acute quadriplegic myopathy (AQM) is a common debilitating acquired disorder in critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients which is characterized by tetraplegia/generalized weakness of limb and trunk muscles. (diva-portal.org)
  • Paresthesias: patients often present with (hemiparesis), or weakness on only one side of the body, which is often a result of damage to neighboring brain tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Each time fluid is removed, the patient, caregiver or healthcare provider squeezes the air out of the bulb and replaces the plug before releasing the bulb. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kantrowitz's transplant attempt was only the second time that a human heart had been transplanted into another human being, taking place just three days after Christiaan Barnard's groundbreaking transplant in South Africa with patient Louis Washkansky who lived for 18 days and which made headlines around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • Split-brain patients have been subjects for numerous psychological experiments that sought to discover what occurs in the brain now that the primary interhemispheric pathways have been disrupted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ataxia: when metastasis occurs to the cerebellum, patients will experience various difficulties with spatial awareness and coordination. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once
  • The idea first began circulating in the neuroscience community after some split-brain patients exhibited the alien hand syndrome, which led some scientists to believe that there must be two separate consciousnesses within the brain's left and right hemispheres in competition with one another once the corpus callosum is severed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once the patient is in deep sleep, a craniotomy is performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors, juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, and hemangioblastoma are well-established, pediatric brain cancer tumors that are often confused with astroblastoma patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most common side effects reported by patients receiving this medication are a sense of extreme "dizziness" (often short lived, a common side effect of other fast-acting synthetic phenylpiperidine narcotics such as fentanyl and alfentanil) and intense itching (pruritus), often around the face. (wikipedia.org)
  • These side effects are often controlled by either altering the administered dose (decreasing or in some cases, increasing the dose) or by administering other sedatives that allow the patient to tolerate or lose awareness of the side effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinic
  • Further storylines include Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) and Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) continuously seeking patients for their new clinic, Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) dealing with the repercussions of his upcoming retirement, and Dr. George O'Malley (T.R. Knight) facing negative response from colleagues on his unexpected marriage to Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez). (wikipedia.org)
  • Residents Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) are awaiting the arrival of patients at the clinic, and Dr. George O'Malley (T.R. Knight) walks in to announce his unexpected marriage with Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez). (wikipedia.org)
  • A teenage patient is brought into the clinic by her father, hoping that a doctor can teach her how to use tampons. (wikipedia.org)
  • site
  • Because different parts of the brain are responsible for different functions, symptoms vary depending on the site of metastasis within the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • better
  • Craniotomy for fenestration allows better visualization of the compartments and membranes, and it can offer easy fenestration or excision of membranes and wide communication of cystic compartments. (jkns.or.kr)
  • usually
  • Symptoms vary by the size and location of the cyst(s), though small cysts usually have no symptoms and are discovered only incidentally. (wikipedia.org)
  • allow the patient
  • The device included an external control unit that could adjust the pacing rate from 64 to 120 beats per minute to allow the patient to deal with physical or emotional stress. (wikipedia.org)
  • dose
  • In addition, patients may experience adverse side effects from these drugs, such as myopathy and opportunistic infections, which can be alleviated by decreasing the dose. (wikipedia.org)
  • care
  • Although delivering care through teams has become a recognized standard in health care, the processes by which health care teammembers coordinate their work are varied and have received little systematic analysis (Falconer, et al. (asha.org)
  • The number of hospitals using CPM to improve the quality and efficiency of their patient care has grown rapidly. (asha.org)
  • Results
  • Their results found a pattern amongst patients: severing the entire corpus callosum stops the interhemispheric transfer of perceptual, sensory, motor, and other forms of information. (wikipedia.org)