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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 27 , ISSUE 1 (November 2017) - List of articles


Linda Nichols

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-100

Guest Editorial

Vicki Evans

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-101

Lubag Syndrome (X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism) Case Study of Mr G. Infante

Vincent Cheah

Sex-linked dystonia parkinsonism (XDP) also known as Lubag Syndrome is a rare sex-linked genetic progressive movement disorder affecting almost exclusively males from the province of Capiz in the Philippines and their descendants. At the Mater Centre for Neurosciences we have recently treated two patients with XDP utilising Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) implants. Mr G. Infante was the second patient to be treated, the first being his uncle. Mr G. Infante’s case was brought to the attention of the(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-102

Improving oral hygiene for stroke patients

Caroline Woon

In stroke nursing, oral hygiene is fundamental and should be a priority. Patients are more dependent on the nursing staff due to problems with cognition, arm weakness, a reduced conscious level, dysphagia or aphasia. Patients rely on nurses for oral care and are at a higher risk of xerostomia (dry mouth). Effective oral care removes plaque and prevents complications such as pneumonia which would increase patient length of stay. A lack of knowledge exists amongst nursing staff in the area of oral(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-103

Drain tube removal in the presence of anticoagulation in Spinal Surgery

Christine Holland/ Sarah Smith

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), the collective term for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE), remains a major cause of morbidity and a significant cause of mortality in hospitalised patients across Australia and internationally. It is important that adequate prophylaxis is provided for patients at risk. Measures including; anti-clotting medication, graduated compression stockings, adequate hydration and early mobilisation are known to be effective in reducing the incidence of VTE(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-104

Caring and Collaborating A case study on a complex patient under multiple teams

Larissa J. Engel/ Mandy J. Ryan

This case study introduces Mr X, who was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) in early 2016. Although the TB originated in his lungs it spread causing Miliary TB in his brain. The case study focuses on the nursing issues identified during the collaboration of different specialities and disciplines, while ensuring the patient’s and family’s needs are met. This particular case was especially challenging for the authors due to cultural differences, difficulties with communication with both family, spec(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-105

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