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WEEK 8 ASSIGNMENT 1 NURS - 6521N: Week 8, Advanced Pharmacology 07-26-2020
WEEK 8 ASSIGNMENT 2 Decision Tree for Neurological and Musculoskeletal My Case: My scenario is a 43-year-old white male, with complaints of pain, and is using a set of crutches to ambulate. The patient states that his provider sends him for psychiatric assessment because the doctor felt that the pain was “all in his head” and is making it up to get “narcotics to get high.” The patient states that his pain started seven years ago from a fall and landed on his right hip. The patient has had numerous diagnostic tests are done (x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs), and discovered that the cartilage surrounding his right hip joint was 75% torn (from the 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock position). Surgery was not possible due to being too young for a total hip replacement and that the tissues would repair with the passage of time. Has the development of strange symptoms, including cooling of the extremity (measured by electromyogram) and severe cramping. The neurologists diagnosed him with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). The patient feels low but denies depression.

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