section 8.6-8.7

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section 8.6-8.7
2011-03-07 22:03:12
Common Complications CVA Pts

Section 8.6-8.7
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  1. Pts. w/ lesions affecting the thalamus may
    • initially experience a contralateral sensory loss
    • After several weeks or months this may be replaced by a severe b urning pain generalized on the hemiplegix side resulting in a poor functional outcome
  2. If brain damage is on the left side of the braing, the dominant side, it can result in
    temporary or permanent paralysis to the right side of the body, and an accompanying communication problem called aphasia, or dysphasia
  3. aphasia means
    a complete break in all methods of communication w/o oral paralysis
  4. Dysphasia means
    impairment in the ability to understand and use the symbols of lanaguage dein any or all methods of communciation w/o oral paralysis
  5. People w/ a Left CVA generally have difficulty w/ the following:
    • Processing information in a linear, sequential manner
    • Demonstrated Broca's expressive, non-fluent aphasia, Wernicke's receptive, fluent aphasia
    • Exhibit negative, anxioius depressed, slow, cautious, insecure reactions
    • Tend to be realistic about their disability
    • Cannot distinguish left from right sides
    • Demonstrate apraxia, alexia, dyslexia, agraphia, acalculia, visual field loss, and subject to emotional highs and lows
    • Comprehnesion is usually preserved
  6. Damage on the right side, the non-dominant side of the brain, causes
    temporary or permanent paralysis to the lefdt side of the body, w/ communication problems different from lfe CVA. However communication problems seed w/ left hemiplegia may also be seen w/ right hemiplegia and visa versa.