Parkinsons - Medications • Selegiline(Carbex...

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1 Parkinson’s Disease Presented by Manny Ramos RN, MSN Pathophysiology • Cause unknown • Progressive, degenerative neurological disease • Cerebral cortex: atrophy of neurons • Basal ganglia: decreased dopamine receptors • Imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine Manifestations • Tremor at rest • Pill rolling motion • Cogwheel rigidity • Akinesia • Abnormal posture • Constipation • Urinary hesitation • Orthostatic hypotension • Eczema, seborrhea • Depression • Dementia • Sleep disturbance
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2 Complications • Oculogyric crisis • Impaired communication •Fa l l s • Infection
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Unformatted text preview: Medications • Selegiline (Carbex), amantadine (Symmetrel), anticholinergics • Carbidopa-levodopa (Sinemet) • Bromocriptine (Parlodel), pergolide (Permax) Treatments • Electrical stimulation • Pallidotomy • Stereotaxic thalamotomy • Autologous adrenal medullary transplant 3 Nursing diagnoses • Impaired physical mobility • Impaired verbal communication • Impaired nutrition • Disturbed sleep patterns Home Care • Medication education • home modification • Gait training and exercises • Nutritional teaching • Home care agencies • Community resources...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course NUR 2211 taught by Professor Judithclark during the Fall '11 term at Valencia.

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