Complex migraine is a diagnosis of exclusion, arrived at after a full neurologic assessment
, including stroke work-up.
The neurologic assessment
should be completed using the Glasgow Coma Scale (see Figure 1) and following the facility's policy for neurologic examination after carotid stenting.
Acute spinal cord compression, whether from a tumor or collection of epidural fat, requires frequent neurologic assessment
for loss of protective sensation (LOPS) should include the use of a 10-g monofilament test, with the device placed at specific points on the bottom of the foot while the patient's eyes are closed, as well as one of these additional tests:
RN responders provide support in completing a rapid neurologic assessment
and screening for potential treatment with thrombolytic therapy.
A detailed preoperative neurologic assessment
is important to identify abnormalities in tone, jitteriness, and lethargy; poor oromotor coordination-feeding difficulties; and difficulties with auditory and visual orienting, said Ms.
Abstract: Infant neurologic assessment
reflects the ongoing maturation of the central nervous system.
For patients with a suspected head injury, the minimum acceptable documented neurologic assessment
parameters include GCS, pupil size and reactivity, limb movement, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen saturation (NICE, 2003).