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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941413/agitation-in-patients-recovering-from-traumatic-brain-injury-nursing-management
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Diane Schretzman Mortimer, Wesley Berg
This article reviews clinical and research literature regarding the nursing management of agitation after severe traumatic brain injury. Neuroscience nurses in acute rehabilitation settings use an evidence-based approach to perform multifaceted assessments and implement effective individualized plans of care. These essential efforts minimize the effects of agitation and help patients achieve optimal outcomes.
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941412/examining-associations-of-functional-deficits-and-mood-states-with-empathic-responses-of-stroke-family-caregivers
#2
Chen Jin, Michelle Lobchuk, Wanda Chernomas, Sepideh Pooyania
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses worldwide. Family caregivers can make a significant contribution toward patients' recovery. However, the patient's functional deficits and the caregiver's mood states can impact the caregiver's motivation to engage in empathic responses toward patients. Clinicians need help in recognizing patients at risk for not receiving empathic responses from family caregivers who are pivotal in long-term help and emotional support...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060222/valproic-acid-special-considerations-and-targeted-monitoring
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060221/valproic-acid-special-considerations-and-targeted-monitoring
#4
Angela Collins-Yoder, Jordan Lowell
Valproic acid (VPA) is a medication used to treat multiple neuroscience conditions. It is an inexpensive and useful medication, with a low incidence of adverse drug events. Nonetheless, optimal clinical outcomes require that a series of screening and laboratory steps be followed before the initiation of VPA therapy. An additional aspect of pharmacovigilance is to recognize clinical patterns signaling genetic traits that preclude VPA, background of the black box warnings, targeted assessments, and laboratory monitoring indicated while on VPA...
February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060220/predictive-factors-that-may-contribute-to-secondary-insults-with-nursing-interventions-in-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Lena Nyholm, Tim Howells, Per Enblad
BACKGROUND: Nursing interventions pose risks and benefits to patients with traumatic brain injury at a neurointensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of inducing high intracranial pressure (ICP) related to interventions and whether intracranial compliance, baseline ICP, or autoregulation could be used as predictors. METHODS: The study had a quantitative, prospective, observational design. Twenty-eight patients with TBI were included, and 67 interventions were observed...
February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060219/multicenter-study-of-adverse-events-after-intravenous-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#6
Hannah Fernandez-Gotico, Tiffany Lightfoot, Melissa Meighan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The approved treatment by the Food and Drug Administration for acute ischemic stroke is intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator (IV tPA). After IV tPA administration, patients are monitored for adverse events using an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline instituted in 1996. There is limited evidence describing the safest and most efficient method to monitor patients during the first 24 hours after tPA administration. Although the overall rates of adverse events have been reported, the time when patients may be at most risk for an event has not been studied...
February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060218/thank-you-to-reviewers-2016
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060217/self-management-behaviors-of-children-with-spina-bifida
#8
Wendy R Miller
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060216/executive-summary-the-zika-virus
#9
V Susan Carroll
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060215/future-trends-guidelines
#10
DaiWai M Olson
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559628/when-i-practiced-with-flo-my-look-across-the-generations-of-nursing
#11
Deborah Charlene Smith
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559627/zinc-toxicity-because-of-denture-adhesive
#12
Marie Lasater
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February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824807/biobehavioral-framework-of-symptom-and-health-outcomes-of-uncertainty-and-psychological-stress-in-parkinson-disease
#13
Kim W Austin, Suzanne W Ameringer, Angela R Starkweather, Leslie J Cloud, Jamie L Sturgill, Ronald K Elswick
Parkinson disease (PD) is a debilitating, progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by complex motor and nonmotor symptoms that fluctuate in onset, severity, level of disability, and responsiveness to treatment. The unpredictable nature of PD and the inability to halt or slow disease progression may result in uncertainty and psychological stress. Uncertainty and psychological stress have important implications for symptom and health outcomes in PD. Uncertainty and psychological stress have been shown to worsen symptoms, functional capacity, and quality of life in chronic illnesses; however, the causal mechanisms have yet to be elucidated...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824806/implementation-of-a-stroke-competency-program-to-improve-nurses-knowledge-of-and-adherence-to-stroke-guidelines
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December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824805/the-emerging-role-of-the-gut-microbiome-in-adult-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#15
Pamela K Newland, Margaret Heitkemper, Yanjiao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2.3 million people worldwide are currently living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The pathophysiologic mechanism of MS is not well known. It has been suggested that alterations in the normal gut flora may contribute to MS etiology and symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this review are to describe the data suggesting a role for the gut microbiome in MS research and address its implications for practice. METHODS: A literature search of the following databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane library database, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences) was conducted to find published studies relevant to gut microbiome in patients with MS...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824804/predictors-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-neurosurgical-patients
#16
Jodi D Hellickson, Wendy R Worden, Crystal Ryan, Anne G Miers, Deborah A Benike, Sydney P Frank, Lori M Rhudy
In the neurosurgery patient population, one of the most frequent complications is postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The purpose of this predictive correlational study was to examine the incidence and predictors of PONV in a cohort of 519 neurosurgery patients undergoing elective spinal and intracranial procedures. Patients were interviewed, and their medical records were reviewed every 24 hours for up to 72 hours postoperatively to identify risk factors for PONV development. After summarizing univariate associations, a multivariable logistic regression model for each outcome was developed using forward and backward stepwise selection, with the p value for a variable to enter or leave the model set to ...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824803/caregiving-immediately-after-stroke-a-study-of-uncertainty-in-caregivers-of-older-adults
#17
Eeeseung Byun, Barbara Riegel, Marilyn Sommers, Nancy Tkacs, Lois Evans
BACKGROUND: Caregivers of stroke survivors experience high rates of mental and physical morbidity. Stroke has sudden onset, and the outcome is not immediately known. Uncertainties surrounding the new caregiving role may not only necessitate major changes in the lives of family caregivers but also contribute to negative health outcomes for the caregiver. PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to describe caregiver uncertainty across the early weeks after a family member's stroke and to explore characteristics of caregivers and stroke survivors associated with that uncertainty...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824802/parental-perceptions-of-family-social-supports-in-families-with-children-with-epilepsy
#18
Wendy R Miller
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December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824801/parent-perceptions-of-family-social-supports-in-families-with-children-with-epilepsy
#19
Kim A Decker, Wendy R Miller, Janice M Buelow
PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND: When a child is diagnosed with epilepsy, not only has the child's life been disrupted but also the family's sense of normalcy. Although there is considerable literature discussing family concerns and social support issues in families with chronically ill children, a major gap lies in the exploration of how the specifics of childhood epilepsy affect parents and family operations. The purpose of this study was to identify psychosocial care needs of parents of children with epilepsy...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824800/transient-ischemic-attack-and-cognitive-impairment-a-review
#20
Christine A Ganzer, Andrea Barnes, Constance Uphold, Alan R Jacobs
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a neurologic deficit resulting from focal ischemia in the brain, spinal cord, or retina. Historically, the definition included symptom resolution within 24 hours. However, recent studies investigating cognition after TIA suggest that deficits in executive function persist at 7 days post-TIA, although few studies have examined these effects long term. Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques provide emerging evidence of permanent microvascular tissue damage in the brain, suggesting that the effects of TIA may persist beyond resolution of focal symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
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