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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 28 , ISSUE 1 (June 2018) - List of articles

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DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-005

Guest Editorial

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-005a

Malignant middle cerebral artery infarct: A clinical case report

Kwan Yee (Queenie) Leung/ Sheila Jala/ Rosalind Elliott

Background: Background: Ischaemic stroke accounts for 87% of strokes and occurs when a clot or a thrombus blocks a blood vessel, cutting off blood flow to a part of the brain. If large areas of brain are affected, space-occupying oedema may result, leading to rapid neurological deterioration, coma and death. Malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (MMCAI) is a life-threating ischaemic stroke involving the whole middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory and comprises up to 10% of MCA infarctions(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-008

Navigating Unchartered Waters: A Nursing Perspective on Lewy Body Dementia

Madelaine B Rañola

Although Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia to Alzheimer’s disease, this more rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder remains largely unknown to the public and is under-recognised by health care professionals. Early and accurate diagnosis is complicated by many different presentations of the disease which can include a mixture of clinical features seen in both Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Motor and cognitive dysfunction as well as(..)

DOI: 10.21307/ajon-2017-009

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