Binswanger's: Subcortical leukoencephalopathy; a form of small vessel vascular dementia due to involvement of white matter
Kluver Bucy Syndrome: Bilateral lesions of the anterior temporal lobe
Alpha: 8-12 Hz, present on closing eyes and pathologic in coma
Delta Waves up to 3 Hz • normal in slow wave sleep • babies Pathologic • subcortical lesions • diffuse lesions • metabolic encephalopathy • hydrocephalus • deep midline lesions
K Complexes 12-14 Hz
The Nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM) recently been identified as the primary source of acetylcholine (ACh) in the cerebral cortex.
The case suggests neurosyphilis and CSF VDRL is an essential tool for diagnosis
SPECT for HD can show caudate and putamen hypometabolism. (SPECT) is a functional nuclear imaging technique performed to evaluate regional cerebral perfusion.
MRI-Sella Turcica It is useful to rule out prolactinoma MRI- T2 weighted image Multiple Sclerosis is the key diagnosis here. MRI T2 weighted images will show hyperintense lesions which are plaques.
MRI visualisation of pulvinar nuclei in variant CJD. High intensity signal bilaterally in the pulvinar nuclei of the Thalamus is considered a useful sign in Variant CJD.
Differentiating Alzheimer's from Lewy Body pooled sensitivity of DaTSCAN in differentiating DLB versus no DLB was 86.5%
Raclopride is a ligand to explore D2/D3 binding. Sulpride and Amisulpride are medications that are D2/D3 antagonists.
- The sick role was defined by Parsons (1951) as the role given by society to a sick individual, and was considered to carry rights or privileges and obligations.
- Illness behaviour is a set of stages describing the behaviour adopted by sick individuals (Mechanic, 1978). It describes the way in which individuals respond to somatic symptoms and signs and the Social roles of doctors and illness conditions under which they come to view them as abnormal.
- From his study of the large St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC, Goffman (1961) was one of the first to suggest that institutions may be harmful (Binary living, batch living, role stripping, patient/inmate role)
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