Medical Topic Research Blog
Topic: Cerebrovascular Accident by Sabrina Johnston
- ProQuest URL: http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.unwsp.edu/pqrl/docview/192457569/6FA2B94E114B4806PQ/1?accountid=12915
- PubMed URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26463934
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews URL: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.unwsp.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=2&sid=3de2cd43-ebee-47ab-9826-2831b08e7158%40sessionmgr111&hid=127&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=CD001697&db=chh
Definition and Analysis of Five Terms
angi/o (CF) = vessel
-graphy (S) = recording
Definition: An angiography is an x-ray recording of a bood vessel after the injection of a radiopaque substance.
cerebr/o (CF) = cerebrum
vascul (R) = small vessel
-ar (S) = pertaining to
Definition: Cerebrovascular means pertaining to the blood vessels of the cerebrum.
hem/o (CF) = blood
-rrhage (S) = to burst forth, bursting forth
Definition: Homorrhage means the bursting forth of blood.
tom/o (CF) = to cut
-graphy (S) = recording
Definition: A tomography is an x-ray or an ultrasound displaying a representation of a cross section through a human body.
vas/o (CF) = vessel
-spasm (S) = tension, spasm, contraction
Definition: A vasospasm is a spasm of a blood vessel.
After surgery, the road to recovery from a SAH is not over. Depending on the injuries sustained, the patient may need to go through therapy to regain use of their body. Mayo Clinic lists the various therapys that could take place including strengthening motor skills, mobility training, constraint-induced therapy, and range-of motion therapy. These all deal with helping the physical body to recover. Types of cognitive therapy include therapy for communication disorders, psychological evaluation and treatment, and medications (Mayo, 2014).
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"Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage." Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015. <http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Stroke-Program/Stroke-Resources/Aneurysms-and-Subarachnoid-Hemorrhage.aspx>.
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"Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)." Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH). Ed. Mario Zuccarello and Andrew Ringer. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2015. <http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-SAH.HTM#.Vi7C9Cgx_8s>
"Stroke Rehabilitation: What to Expect as You Recover." From Stroke. Mayo Clinic, 11 June 2014. Web. 27 Oct. 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/stroke-rehabilitation/art-20045172>.