Stroke unit admission

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639773 tn?1401021974 I have stroke symptoms. Slurred speech, right leg weakness, unable to lift up rt. leg, and difficulty swallowing. I had a negative MRI,spinal tap and a Cervical spine all negative. My neurologist examined me and diagnosed a gait disturbance because of leg weakness, Hyperactive reflexes in all extremities. My speech was not bad the day I saw him but got much worse. Because of my swallowing difficulty I was not eating. Bread got stuck and seemed to stay in my chest for a day.
Avatar m tn At the time of admission average 3 mons sugar was 325. date of admission was 14th aug. the latest blood report was taken on 7th sep. they have prescribed TABLET ATIVAN 2 MG SINCE I AM NOT DRINKING FROM 14TH AUG I AM HAVING GOOD SLEEP OF 8 HOURS A DAY. PREVIOUSLY IT WAS VERY DISTUBED AND ONLY 5 HOURS WITH CHOKING DISTURBANCE IN BREAQTHING. BUT SOME ARTICLES SAY DRINKING 2 UNITS A DAY MAY KEEP HEART DISEASES AWAY. IAM A PATIENT OF HYPERTENSION AND SLOWFLOW OF BLOOD TO HEART.
Avatar n tn If your episodes are frequent enough, one thing to consider would be an admission to an epilepsy monitoring unit. There you would be hooked up to video EEG continuously for a few days. If there is a change in the EEG pattern with an episode, this would help the docs figure out if it's seizure related. If everything is normal, then it's possible that it could be an atypical migraine.
984963 tn?1248824964 t be sure what it was, she is now in Rotorua Hospital undergoing a series of test, that seem to come back normal apart from a severe liver infection, but however within 24 hours of her admission, she developed paralysis down her leftside and the migrains have got worse, we have not yet received any answers apart from we are waiting for an appointment to see a Neurologist in Waikato Hospital, in Hamilton.
144586 tn?1284666164 This is not to say that your family physician is incompetent, but what people see a lot of they get good at, and the geriatric practices are good at what they do. The elderly and the stroke-disabled have special needs, different norms for lab results and medications, and the geriatric physician has that know how. The one we use is affiliated with a medical school and they provide me with a print out of all her labs without asking and e-mail me once a week to inquire as to her well-being.
Avatar n tn I have done some research which also indicates a TENS unit is beneficial for nerve damage. My mother suffered a stroke, and does not have efficient use of her right hand. Many years back, I have followed the work of Dr. Beck (electrophysiologist in the field of cranial electro stimulation). He strongly suggested that a TENS unit can and will re-stimulate nerve damage and cause functionality to return to normal. I am in the process of purchasing a TENS unit for my mother to use.
Avatar f tn The midwife ignored my concerns on the post natal ward three times throughout the day, and he ended up as an emergency admission to the special care unit with a glucose level of just 1.1. The norm is minimum of 2.5mmols. So at the moment it is in the hands of the National Midwifery Council, been waiting for over year and a half for some action, but fingers crossed should get it nailed this year. Just one part of a very traumatic time having a fourth baby!
Avatar n tn He spent 21 days in the hospital between the stroke unit and rehab unit. He is slowly regaining use of his hand, can squeeze a sponge. His leg is stronger and he has no problem tackleing stairs and such. He is going to outpatient rehab 3 times a week. My concern is his personality. At times he seems totally like he was before the stroke and other times he acts a little wacky, like he's not all there. It seems the more active he is thru out the week the more normal he is by Friday.
Avatar n tn It often requires a multi-hour sleep deprived EEG or an admission for a 3-7 day epilepsy monitoring unit stay to adequately determine how often you are having seizures. A final possibility is that anti-seizure medications can decrease your alertness and sometimes can cause memory/cognitive slowing, dizziness, double vision and ataxia (drunken walk). You should have a level checked to make sure you are not toxic on your neurontin (although I feel this is unlikely).
Avatar f tn Had a cat scan after 3 admission to hospital showed focal area of hypodensity in left parietal lob, possible mini stroketo be kept in for mri with contradt to show no evidence for acute infarct but showed multi focal and deep white changes of signifance.
11715667 tn?1420590616 Recently, we have a patient who experience stroke 7 years agao, which affected his right limbs. He was admitted to our hospital on Dec 24th 2014. Upon admission, his right hand was tight and couldn't stretch without help of the other hand. Now after 2 weeks treatment, the patient's right hand is improved, and he can open his hand and move his fingers slightly. I will keep updating his improvements and share with everyone here.
Avatar f tn With the headache or the clinical symptoms presented, it is difficult to say whether it is a thrombotic or a hemorrhagic stroke. Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. Hemorrhagic strokes are due to bleeding and more common in patients on blood thinners. Yes it is possible to detect if the stroke is hemorrhagic or ischemic, with an MRI. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn my 19 year old granddaughter was airlifted to a trauma center from her college with all the classic symptoms of a stroke (drooping face/eye, left arm weakness, left leg weakness, could not move her tongue to the left, could not inflate her cheeks on the left side pain in the right side of her head) after admission to the local ER her symptoms started to subside and after arriving at the new trauma center the symptoms continued to subside.
Avatar f tn Hi had a cat scan after a 3rd admission to hospital in 17 days because I collapsed twice. Was told it sjowed focal area of hypodensity in left parietal lob and could be a mini stroke, and would have to have a mri which showed no evidence for acute infarct but did show multi focal and deep white matter changes of questionable significance, then to be told it could albeit a mild stroke. That if I returned to hospital I would be sent home.
Avatar n tn About three weeks later during the same admission she was transferred to the rehab unit but developed urosepsis and was readmitted for Rx. with good response. Unfortunately she lost the L. wrist suddenly during the night about three weeks after this admission despite steroid Rx. At present she is at home with R. foot drop{Emg show sciatic lesion and sans improvement since onset 9-98}, R. and L.
Avatar n tn Last year I broke my Radius and Ulna in the wrist. I had a volar plate put in radius. I am in constant pain. I've exhausted all phases of theropy. Being a past stroke patient. I can only take limited pain medications. Would it be safe for me to try a TENS UNIT? Considering I have the Volar plate?
Avatar f tn I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago. He had been experiencing headaches for a few days prior to this and was not on any medication prior to admission.
Avatar f tn My mother is 83 she just had a massive stroke last Wednesday. She was in ICU until Monday and now she is in Onculogy Unit. We think she knows us by the look in her eyes but she can not talk and at other times we are not sure. He right side was affected this is the 1st time she has had a massive stroke (she has had several small ones even driving herself to emergency room within about an hour after) no speech then for 1day.
Avatar m tn My friend s partener has now suffered from the same type of stroke, he was taken to a stroke unit in Northwich Park. How can I reasure her he will not necessarily die in 6 weeks like my Dad. I feel helpless.
1549468 tn?1345468736 Last June I had two Grand-mal seizures, which I believe were brought on by a stroke. Although I have had seizures all my life (trance-like states). Recently, I had 3 petit-mal seizures one after the other, while I was in my PCP's office, and was taken to the ER by ambulance. I was admitted for three days, for observation. Upon discharge and being told to see my neurologist, the attending dr.
Avatar n tn She is 4 and 1/2 years post-stroke and since March of this year she has had these frequent bouts of low blood pressure. The blood pressure meds were discontinued at that time. Her pers. phys. is perplexed by this change and referred her for neurology consult because of her history of spinal stenosis and cord compressions and disk herniations. She is 6 months post thoracic spinal surgery to decompress the spinal cord at T10-T11.
Avatar f tn My husband suffered a stroke on 3/2/14. He is now in the surgical and neurological intensive care unit. He has been in a deep sleep, the ct scan show swelling of his brain. Doctors said all we can do is wait for him to become more alert. Occupational and physical therapist has come and hone because he won't wake up for the service . I also want to know if this is normal and what can I ask of the doctors for help.