neuro 9

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  1. strongest components in the UE flexion synergy
    • elbow flexion
    • wrist and finger flexion
  2. strongest component in UE ext synergy
    shoulder add
  3. strongest components in LE ext synnergy
    • adduction
    • knee ext
    • PF
  4. 5 invol mvmnts seen in extrapyramidal disorders, basal ganglia dysfuntion
    • tics (head, face, neck, shoulders)
    • chorea
    • athetosis
    • tremor (resting tremor)
    • myoclonus (single, quick jerk)
  5. invol mvmnt in cerebellar disorders
    intention tremor
  6. invol movements in cortical disorders
    • epileptic seizures, 
    • tonic/clonic convulsive mvmnts
  7. scoring for gross motor coordination
    • 0 unable
    • 4 normal performance
  8. posterior column (sensory) ataxia will lead to what pos test?
  9. scores below _ indicate high risk for falls 
    • <19
    • <45
  10. scoring on timed up and go
    • norm <10 sec
    • norm for frail elderly or disabled pts 11-20 sec
    • falls risk >20
    • high falls risk >30
  11. norms for functional reach test
    • above av >12.2 inches
    • below av <5.6 inches
    • falls risk < 10 inches
  12. fibrillation on EMG
    • spontaneous indep contraction of individual muscle fibers
    • present for 1-3 wks after denervation
  13. fasciculations on EMG
    • sponatneous contractions of all or most fibers in a MU
    • can be observed or palpated
    • presnt w LMN disorders and denervation, but not with complete LMN lesions
  14. 3 conditions that'll have decreased conduction velocities
    • GBS
    • chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

    also seen with focal compression of peripheral nerves
  15. encephalitis
    • severe infection and inflam of the brain
    • 2/2 arboviruses, sequela of influenza (Reye's syndrome, eastern equine encephalitis, measles) sinuvitis, otitis, prion-caused disease (kuru, "mad cow" disease)
  16. pyogenic
    producing pus
  17. brain abscess
    infections process w collection of pyogenic material in brain parenchyma (functional tissue of the brain -- neurons and glial cells)
  18. irreversible anoxic damage to brain begins after __ min
  19. occlusion to anterior carotid artery -->
    minimal deficits due to collateral circulation (circle of Willis)
  20. remediation-faclitation approach for CVA
    promote awarenes, active mvmnt, use of hemiplegic side
  21. 3 guidlines for working w pt w L hemisphere lesion
    • develop an appropriate communication base (words, gestures, pantomine... assess the level of understanding and use it)
    • give frequent feedback and support
    • don't underestimate ability to learn
  22. 5 guidlines for working w pt w R hemisphere lesion
    • use verbal cues, (not demos or gestures bc these pts may have visuospatial deficits)
    • give frequent feedback, with a focus on slowing and controlling the mvmnt
    • focus on safety (pt may be impulsive
    • avoid env clutter
    • don't overestimate ability to learn
  23. confusional state
    • mainly a disturbance of attention mechanisms
    • all cognitive operations are affected
    • can't form new memories
    • may demonstrate hypo or hyperarousal
  24. middle frontal gyrus of frontal lobe controls what
    conjugate eye movements
  25. prefrontal area of frontal lob does what?
    • motivation, problem solving (dorsolateral)
    • emotions, behavior (orbitofrontal)
    • olfaction (orbital gyri)
  26. Brown-Sequard presentation
    • ipsilat loss of tactile discrim, pressure, vibration, proprioception (dorsal columns)
    • iplilat loss of motor function w  spastic paralysis (corticospinal tracts)
    • contral lat loss of pain, temp (spinothalamic)
  27. presentation of ant cord syndrome
    • loss of motor w spastic paralysis (lateral corticospinal tracts)
    • loss of pain and temp (spinothalamic)
    • preservation of proprioception, kinesthesia, vibration (dorsal columns)
  28. presentation of post cord syndrome
    • loss of proprioception, vibration, pressure, epicritic sensations
    • preservation of motor, pain, light touch
  29. epicritic sensations
    • stereognosis, 2-pt discrim
    • lost in post cord syndrome
  30. absolute contrainds to exercise testing and training for pts w SCI
    • autonomic dysreflexia
    • infected wt-bearing skin
    • symptomatic HoTN
    • UTI
    • unstable fracture
    • uncontrolled hot/humid env
    • insufficient ROM to perform exercise
  31. BWS TT -- what are the numbers for % support, freq, duration?
    • 35% working down to 10% then 0
    • 4 days/wk
    • mod duration (20-30 min)
    • 8-12 wks
  32. pyramidal tracts
    basically involved w what?
    2 tracts?
    • vol motor
    • corticospinal
    • corticobulbar -- CNs (face, chewing, etc)
  33. elevated gamma globulin is a sign of
  34. dysphagia vs dysphasia vs dysarthria
    • dysphagia: difficulty swallowing
    • dysphasia: difficulty speaking and maybe comprehending 2/2 brain patho
    • dysarthria: difficulty speaking 2/2 motor problem
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neuro 9
2014-07-14 18:45:42
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