- What is a subdural hematoma? In your definition, be sure to include location, common causes, and time to development. What signs and symptoms would you expect a patient with a subdural hematoma to exhibit?
- Spinal cord injury can occur anywhere along the spine. Is injury to the cervical spine or lumbar spine more critical? Using pathophysiology, explain why.
- What is the difference between communicating and noncommunicating hydrocephalus? This can occur in infants, often with no focal signs. Explain why this is.
- What is the difference between a partial and a general seizure? Give an example of each, and describe what you might expect to observe from a patient experiencing each type.
- Describe where you might expect to find plaques that cause the following early signs of multiple sclerosis: diplopia, tremors in the legs, facial weakness.
- Describe three common manifestations that can be observed in a person with Parkinson’s disease. Why might these make it difficult for patients to maintain adequate nutrition and hydration? What potential complications may ensue?