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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid


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Types of Strokes
Warning Signs
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Deficit (RIND)
Types
Ischemic
Thrombotic
Atherosclerosis
Embolic
Atrial Fibrillation
Hemorrhagic
Severe Hypertension
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Right Hemisphere Stroke Assessment
Opposite Side Weakness (Hemiplegia)
Poor Proprioception
Disoriented to Person, Place, Time
Can't Recognize Faces (Prosopagnosia)
Loss of Judgement and Awareness
Impulsiveness
Personality Changes
Tonal Hearing Loss
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Left Hemisphere Stroke Assessment
Opposite Side Weakness (Hemiplegia)
Side to Side Discrimination
Aphasia
Agraphia
Slow Performance
Aware of Deficits
Anxiety
Depression
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Anterior Cerebral Artery
Contralateral paralysis of lower limb
Contralateral loss of sensation in lower limb
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Middle Cerebral Artery
Contralateral paralysis upper limb and face
Contralateral loss of sensation of upper limb and face
Affects Wernicke's area and Broca's area
Aphasia if Lesion in Dominant (Left) Hemisphere
Hemineglect if lesion in nondominant (right) hemisphere
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Visual Field Defects - Left Hemianopia with Macular Sparing
Visual Field Abnormality
Left Hemianopia with Macular Sparing
Vision Loss - Same Side in Both Eyes
Center Spared
Location of Lesion
Occipital Lobe
Causes
Posterior Cerebral Artery (PCA) Infarct
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Basilar Artery Stroke Assessment
Characteristics
Brainstem Structures
Lateral Corticospinal and Corticobulbar Tracts
Clinical Findings
Locked-in Syndrome
Motor Dysfunction
Preserved Vertical Eye Movements
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Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Stroke Assessment
Characteristics
Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery
Lateral Pontine Syndrome
Ipsilateral Clinical Findings
Decreased Facial Pain and Temperature Sensation
Facial Muscle Weakness
Decreased Taste from Anterior 2/3 of Tongue
Deceased Salivation and Lacrimation
Nystagmus and Hearing Loss
Horner Syndrome
Ataxia
Contralateral Clinical Findings
Decreased Body Pain and Temperature Sensation
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