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Australasian Journal of Neuroscience

Australian Association of Neuroscience Nursing

Subject: Nursing


ISSN: 1032-335X
eISSN: 2208-6781



The Brain on Fire: A Case Study on Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis
Considering Causes for Hypoactive Delirium

VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 2 (October 2016) - List of articles

Clinical and health economic benefits of out-patient lumbar microdiscectomies in Australia.

Alison Magee/ Ivan P Bhaskar/ Paul Ilett/ Michael A Murphy/ Yi-Yuen Wang

Introduction: This study reports on the clinical, nursing and health outcomes on the out-patient lumbar microdiscectomy program at a single institution. A multi-disciplinary team approach to the pre- and post-operative planning and education is key to the success of this program. Methods: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data for two patient groups (outpatient microdiscectomy and in-patient microdiscectomy) over a two-year period in a single institution was performed. Clinical, (..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-129


Vicki Evans/ Susan Williams

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-126

Does duration and sampling of external ventricular drainage systems influence infection rate?

Nomathemba Moyo

External ventricular drainage systems are often necessary in neurological and neurosurgical patients. The purpose of this literature review is to review the problem of external ventricular drain related infections resulting from repeated cerebrospinal fluid sampling and manipulation of the drain systems. The aim is to provide an appropriate improved protocol for care of patients undergoing external ventricular drainage treatment. Routine analysis of cerebrospinal fluid is often performed to diag(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-127

Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis: Cerebral spinal fluid tumours.

Megan Stone

Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis (LC) is the dissemination of cancer, commonly breast, lung, melanoma,acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurring through either direct extension from surrounding tumours or metastasis of a preexisting, parenchymal central nervous system tumour. A rise in the diagnosis of leptomeningeal disease has been seen with increased survival rates of cancer due to improved medical treatment, with 5-8% of patients with cancer going on to develop LC. Leptome(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-128

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