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Unformatted text preview: edema. Postictal paralysis or Todds paralysis may follow generalized or complex partial seizures and is a focal motor deficit that may persist up to 24 hours. Weakness of one extremity or a complete hemiparesis may occur; the patient must be safely restrained to avoid falls caused by a combination of weakness and diminished responsiveness. Neurogenic pulmonary edema is a relatively common, although often subclinical, complication to any structure CNS insults, including seizure, trauma, and hemorrhage. It may be caused by centrally mediated sympathetic discharge and generalized vasoconstriction, coupled with increased pulmonary capillary membrane permeability. Resource: http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?eid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0..00100-6--s0020&isbn=978-0-323-05472-0&type=bookPage§ionEid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0. .00100-6--s0020&uniqId=237027579-8#4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0. .00100-6--s0020...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
- Fall '10