Flashcards in 1 Kurtz intro-neuro strategy Deck (6)
List the 3 main steps in achieving a neurological dx.
Consider a list of POSSIBILITIES.
Perform a process of ELIMINATION. Match the data with the DIAGNOSIS.
Which energy failure, compression, and apoptosis related neurological disease have a slow (months to years) onset?
- genetic diseases, B12 deficiency
- genetic diseases
Which energy failure and compression related conditions cause a "not-so-slow" (days to months) onset?
- infection, drugs & toxins
- epi- & subdural- hematomas; abscess
Which energy failure and compression related conditions cause a "sudden to fast" (seconds to days) onset?
- inflammation, arthritis, stroke
- aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, apoplexy
Why is an understanding of neuroanatomy so important in your process of elimination?
You consider associated findings and the systems they implicate. It's good to identify WHERE the systems intersect.