Mngmt of Neuro

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Vincent
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Mngmt of Neuro
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2011-11-29 16:41:11
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  1. What are some exacerbating factors in MS?
    • Uthoff's symptom
    • Viral and bacterial infections
    • Major life stress
    • Hyperventilation, malnutrition, exhaustion, dehydration, sleep deprivation
  2. What are 5 somatosensory impairments in patients with MS?
    • Paresthesia
    • Dysesthesia
    • Hyperpathia
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Lhermitte's sign
  3. Interventions for sensory impairments
    • Substitute with other sensory systems
    • Augment with weights, resistance, approximation
    • Skin care and precautions to prevent breakdown
    • Manage pain
  4. Visual impairment
    • Approximately 80% of patients
    • Nystagmus
    • Diplopia
    • May lead to balance deficits
  5. Interventions for visual impairments:
    • Patching for diplopia can be a temporary solution.
    • Compensatory measures for safety
  6. Motor impairment
    • Weakness - indicates corticospinal tracts or motor cortex damage
    • Weakness - vary from mild paresis to total paralysis
    • Poor motor unit recruitment
    • Prolonged inactivity - result in weakness
  7. Interventions for motor impairments
    • Strengthening
    • Compensatory strategies
    • Assistive device
    • Functional training - ambulation, transfers
    • Cardiorespiratory muscle strengthening
    • Aquatics
  8. What is common with cerebellar or vestibular involvement in patients with visual impairment?
    Nystagmus

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