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  • Most Common Causes Of Strokes
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    Cerebral vascular accident or a stroke is the destruction of brain substance, resulting from thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage, or embolism, which causes vascular insufficiency. In addition, it is an area of the brain denied blood and oxygen that is required and damage is done to a part of the cells. The effect of the patient depends upon where the damage occurs and the severity of the stroke. Each year alone about 150,000 people in America die from a stroke or are seriously disabled. Stroke i...
  • Patient With The Intern
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    Transference and counter transference is one of most important aspects of treatment between patient and practitioner. In a clinical setting we do not always have the opportunity to have consecutive treatments with the same patient and as a result may not be able to acknowledge or notice these occurrences. It is not often that I have the opportunity to see a patient on a regular basis or even twice for that matter. As a result, it is not possible for me to notice or recognize any transference tha...
  • Risk Factor For Stroke
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    Stroke, an injury to the brain from failure in blood flow or bleeding leaves millions of human beings disabled. This is one of the most devastating and costly health problems that society faces. It affects more than 500,000 Americans each year, although Americans managed to cut the stroke death rate nearly in half during the 1970's and 1980's the 1990's is the Decade of the Brain. The nonfatal strokes, which have been decreasing along with the stroke death rate, now appear to be increasing for u...
  • Higher Risk For Tia And Stroke
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    Table of Contents Definition Page 2 General Information Page 2 Signs and Symptoms of TIA Page 3 Risk Factors Page 4 Preventive Measures Page 5 General Measures Page 6 Treatment Page 7 Expected Outcome Page 8 TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACKDefinitionA Transient Ischemic Attack, generally referred to as a TIA, is a type of stroke that only last a few minutes. They are sometimes called! SS mini-strokes. !" The term transient is used to describe a condition that lasts only a short amount of time. Ischemic...
  • Hospital Care Of Stroke Patients
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    Introduction Cerebrovascular disease or the term stroke is used to describe the effects of an interruption of the blood supply to a localised area of the brain. It is characterized by rapid focal or global impairment of cerebral function lasting more than 24 hours or leading to death (Hatano, 1976). As such it is a clinically defined syndrome and should not be regarded as a single disease. Stroke affects 174-216 people per 10,000 population in the UK per year and accounts for 11% of all deaths i...

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