Mrs. Dey reported she had been extremely sick with the anti-seizure medications and her primary care advised her to stop the current medication and go into the hospital. She was hospitalized overnight in observation and Dr. Hardy requested she come into his office the following Monday, September 11, 2017. Due to the unexpected appointment, I had a scheduling conflict and my colleague Laurie Wawrzynaik RN, BSN, MA, attended.
Patient is a 60-year-old Latin American female, who presents with her husband for evaluation of some spells. She seems to have two different things going on. She did report intermittent episodes of feeling of weakness with blurred vision, diffuse paresthesias and a sensation she is about to pass out or the sensation of before undergoing generalized surgery, feeling like she is being sucked down. There is no loss of consciousness with this. She is unable to give any further history, except these events have been going on for about a month. They are almost daily. She does note they happen after eating, at which point, she will fall asleep easily. Otherwise, she denies any loss of consciousness,
The Basic Health program could be structure in several ways. It could expand programs such as Medicaid and CHIP and contract with managed care plans on behalf of its Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries outside the private insurance market. These changes would allow both programs to continue as a "separate program with a separate financing mechanism and risk pool from that of Medicaid and CHIP, but would leverage the state's existing infrastructure for information technology, contracting, rate setting, and other function" (Angeles, 2012). Alternatively, a state could expand the Medicaid managed care by increasing the number and types of service through different network of providers, other than those that serve Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries (Angeles,
To temporarily solve a more serious problem, they gave her medication, and we were on our way. When the time finally came to see the neurologist, they had hooked her up to an EEG, which monitored her brain waves. They found nothing in this EEG, until a different hospital performed a 24-48 hour EEG. She was in the hospital trying to make sure she had her homework completed and was caught up, when the machine caught strange brain waves when she was doing her math homework. This was the first time the doctor told us it wasn’t seizures due to stress, but partial onset seizures. Her brain looks normal, but when a seizure hits, it starts in the left temporal lobe and travels to the right side of her brain, lighting up like a firework. This affects her mood and emotions, to where her brain must reboot in order for her to
The seizures more violent, the brain fog never ending. At a loss as to what to do, we decided to take our chances in a bigger hospital; she was taken to the emergency room hoping that a neurologist would be available. Without a wait Keli was taken back to start testing. A doctor, nurses, and yes a neurologist came, she observed Keli, asked a few question then left, she had the results of the tests when she returned. “Keli, your MRI, and EEG are normal, you are experiencing pseudo seizures” Instant relief came to me and gratitude for the “not” answers received, not MS, not a brain tumor, not epilepsy. However, Keli did not experience the same instant relief; she asked “Are you saying that I am making this happen, that I am crazy? The neurologist tried to help Keli understand that her subconscious mind was telling her body an unhealthy way to deal with the stresses of her life. Keli just saw that she was weak, she was embarrassed that so many people who loved her and had been serving her were doing it without a justified reason in her mind. Keli left the hospital not ready for people to know her
Ms. Choi indicated that the marriage continued to deteriorate. The mother stated that she became unhappy with his behavior. The arguments between the parents became more intense and violent. Ms. Choi reported in 2009, the father continued to be physically abusive towards her.
The patient is an 81-year-old female who was brought to the ER there this morning while trying to make her bed she felt a little bit dizzy. She felt like the room was spinning and she knew she was going to go down. The next day she remembers is that she saw some blood on the right side of her eye she was on the floor she activated her alarm and the EMS actually had to climb thru a window to get her. The patient denies any palpitations prior the episode or any prior episodes of passing out the past. In the ER she was having a glucose level of 47. She has is quite significant history, she had a laminectomy done in February 2015, was discharged to rehabilitation where she had some problems with difficulty breathing and ended up in Saint Barnabas
A 55-year-old mother of 3three is brought to the emergency department shortly after being found lying on her bed by her neighbor. They usually have coffee in the afternoon and when her friend did not answer the door, her neighbor let herself in. Upon finding the patient, the neighbor called 911. First responders reported numerous bottles of medications next to the patient’s bed, but mistakenly did not grab them. In the emergency department, the patient is is lethargic and disoriented to person, place, and time. Her husband and three children have not arrived and a clear past and present medical history cannot be taken. The patient begins to become restless and mumble incoherently and intermittently loses consciousness.
Female patient presented to the emergency room with status epilepticus and loss of consciousness with no other chronic disease history. Patient gave the birth by cesarean a day before she brought to the emergency room. For identification of cause of this situation, clinicians apply many clinical and others method like:
Furthermore, a proper diagnosis can be achieved by thoroughly and accurately examining the patient’s history and history of seizures. Family members are queried about whether they have experienced episodes of MYO and ABS(Welty 2006). Family history plays a vital role in the diagnosis as it is very certain that these seizures
At today’s visit she is accompanied by her son and husband. She is awake, alert but confused. She follow some simple commands, she is not able to express most of her needs. The husband reports that the patient suffers from depression and she is not on any medication. The son reports that the patient appetite is poor to fair. He state that she started Megace a few weeks ago and her weight is now 86 lb from 82 lbs. The husband states that the patient ambulates with an unsteady gait and often forgets to use her walker. He states that the patient often speak to her decease relative, refused showers. The patient has not had any recent falls. The patient denies pain, shortness of breath and dysphagia. Her PPS is 50%, Fast 7c, able to perform some
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A primary care doc, no you haven’t bored me, and I admire what you’re doing. My friend Mark is/was a primary care physician, he’s now a professor of epidemiology at UGA, and feels much the same way you do about helping patients.
A review of the medical records indicates that she recently saw her PCP for new onset hallucination and is schedule to have a CT of the brain, along with a follow up with a neurologist. She continues to suffer from chronic COPD and chronic CHF for which she is oxygen dependent; chronic poorly controlled atrial fib and chronic CAD.