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Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Edition | Medicine (MD/DO) School Study Aid

70 - Management of Patients With Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders
7 Picmonics to Learn | 15 mins
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Assessment
Progressive Muscle Weakness
Systemic Muscle Wasting
Fasciculations
Spasticity
Fatigue
Considerations
Riluzole (Rilutek)
Moderate Exercise
No Cognitive Decline
Respiratory Support
Palliative Care
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2 mins
Huntington's Disease Assessment and Interventions
Assessment
Decreased GABA
Appears around Age 40
Slow Cognitive Decline
Choreiform Movements
Non Repetitive Jerks
Interventions
Neuroleptics
Tetrabenazine
Genetic Counseling
Considerations
Stages of Disease
High Calorie Diet
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Parkinson's Disease Assessment
Assessment
Decreased Dopamine
Older Adult
Cogwheel Rigidity
Bradykinesia
Shuffling Gait
Resting Tremor
Pill-Rolling
Mask-Like Face
Cognitive Decline
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2 mins
Parkinson's Disease Interventions
Medications
Levodopa/Carbidopa (Sinemet)
Entacapone (Comtan)
Selegiline (Eldepryl)
Amantadine (Symmetrel)
Bromocriptine (Parlodel)
Benztropine (Cogentin)
Considerations
Allow Extra Time
Ensure Patient Safety
Surgery As Last Resort
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2 mins
Sciatica
Cause
Compression or Damage to Sciatic Nerve
Herniated Disc
Assessment
Shooting Pain
Lower Back Down to Thigh
Interventions
Anti-Inflammatories
Steroid Injections
IDET (Intradiscal Electrothermoplasty)
Considerations
Straight-leg Raising Test
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2 mins
Levodopa/Carbidopa (Sinemet)
Mechanism
Increases Dopamine in Brain
Indications
Parkinson's Disease
Side Effects
Nausea and Vomiting
Arrhythmias
Dyskinesia
Psychosis
Orthostatic Hypotension
Considerations
Report Uncontrolled Movements
Darkened Sweat or Urine
Off and On Phenomenon
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2 mins
Muscular Dystrophy
Mechanism
X-linked Recessive
Signs and Symptoms
Muscle Weakness
Motor Problems
Gower Sign
Large Calves
Waddling Gait
Loss of Ambulation
Consideration
Cardiac and Respiratory Failure
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2 mins

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