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By Virginia Stark-Vance

ISBN-10: 0763760544

ISBN-13: 9780763760540

No matter if you??re a newly clinically determined mind tumor sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this booklet bargains support. the second one variation of a hundred Questions & solutions approximately mind Tumors keeps an identical doctor-patient collaboration, delivering authoritative, useful solutions in your questions concerning diagnostic trying out, treatment plans, scientific trials, and lots more and plenty extra. Dr. Stark-Vance and M.L. Dubay speak about the most recent mind tumor cures, together with the hot anti-angiogenesis medicinal drugs and mind tumor vaccines. New illustrations during the booklet, from pathology to puppy scans, support the reader achieve a transparent realizing of the way mind tumors vary and why those adjustments are vital in making therapy judgements. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately mind Tumors, moment version is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary sickness.

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Medical history A detailed accounting by the patient that helps a physician to determine the length and severity of an illness as well as previous personal and family health history. Nonlocalizing Symptoms not confined, limited, or contained to a specific area; may be attributed to other illnesses, depression, or stress. Examples include fatigue, lack of concentration, or nausea. Localizing Symptoms suggesting that a specific area of the nervous system is involved, for example, speech disturbance, weakness of one side of the body, or loss of vision.

The Mini-Mental Status Examination tests orientation, memory, calculation, language, and figure drawing on a 30-point scale. The test results are kept with the patient’s chart to determine whether a change has occurred in the patient’s status over time. Diagnosis and Pathology i. Can the patient swallow? j. Can the patient shrug his shoulders? k. Can the patient stick out his tongue? 9. Motor function: Does the patient have normal muscle power in all extremities? 10. Reflexes: Are the patient’s reflexes symmetrical?

Localizing symptoms, such as speech disturbance, weakness of one side of the body, or seizures, are more likely to raise the suspicion of a neurological problem. In addition, the history may guide the physician to the type of tests ordered. A patient who complains of a severe headache, for example, may or may not need an emergency computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain. Perhaps the patient has a history of migraine headaches for years and has had a normal CT scan in the past. Perhaps the patient fell from a ladder and briefly lost consciousness.

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