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Hydrocephalus Nursing Diagnosis
Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?
Need a bit more info: What state are we talking about? Does daughter have durable power of attorney? What do you mean when you say "medical sibling"? The best thing may be for you to discuss this with a lawyer who deals with these issues on a regular basis. ...Read more
Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis..?
Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually removes only a small amount of fluid and is generally not associated with fluid deficit. Large volume paracentesis can be associated with hypotension (particularly orthostatic), tachycardia, diminished urine output. Keep IV patent, give Albumin as rx. ...Read more
Parents suspect brain injury in 2 year old girl with developmental delays and hypertonia from birth. Neurologist refuse's mri. What can be done?
Hubby small avm ruptured-caused diplopia. 3 neurosurgeons haven't linked infant spinal meningitis & plan radiosurgery . Should spinal tap been given?
A doctor diagnosed my 26 weeks premature baby with static encephalopathy and may have PVL at risk for spastic cerebral palsy (spastic diplega)?
Yes ?: That is a condition common in micro premi's. If you have a specific related question please start over and submit it.You have essentially just provided a statement, but no clear question.Your submissions are not linked and go out at random to the public site. ...Read more
88 year old DX hydrocephalus no shunt desired- how long to live with no shunt? On hospice & private caregiver.
Not necessarily a ..: short term thing. If the elderly individual is already on hospice, this would indicate life expectancy is already 6 months or less. I don't believe that deciding not to have a shunt would impact that estimate of life expectancy in a measurable way, although more psychological and physical changes might be seen, and at a more rapid pace. Best wishes:) ...Read more
Edema,sob,weakness: Although, this could be caused by other diseases, CHF is the first thing that should come to your mind if you have a patient with increasing leg edema and shortness of breath and crackles in the lungs with congested neck veins. These patients need prompt medical attention including diuresis, salt and fluid restriction, and work up for the reason for the development of chf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My globally delayed 4 y/o son was diagnosed "idiopathic" by a neurologist, recommendations for further testing?
Cause is unknown: Idiopathic just means that the cause is unknown. It is very difficult to have to deal with/care for a child with disability. Without knowing the full case history, it is difficult to advise you otherwise. I suggest talking/asking the neurologist what are involved in additional testings and what is it that he/she is looking for. I empathize with you that it is very frustrating. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a autism multi disaplinary assesment in child who's 5 , does this lead to dignosis thanks?
A multidisciplinary: Assessment might include input from providers such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, speech/ language pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker, special education specialist or a developmental specialist. Yes, the purpose is to make a diagnosis ; to help determine the child's needs. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgical procedure referred to as a vp shunt can be placed. This allows the extra fluid to be reabsorbed from the abdominal area. This has been very successful although complications with infections can crop up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can be hard: Cvt has a variety of presentations and causes, the most common is a headache, a change in vision, stroke type symptoms of weakness, and seizures or a combination of any of the above. The best evaluation is a ct of the brain with contrast and an MRI with contrast is almost as good. The trick is in suspecting a cerebral or cortical clot early on and getting tested. Evaluating medical history helps. ...Read more
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