Total Points Possible: 100 points
For Week 1 of the course there is no case study given to you by the Faculty. Instead you will be assigned two diseases to compare and contrast based on the first letter of your last name. This information will be posted in the Course Announcements under Week 1 Welcome as well as the “Assignment” portion of the Week 1 module and will change every session.
A comparison and contrast assignment’s focus is to identify and explore similarities and differences between two similar diseases. The goal of this exploration is to bring about a better understanding of both diseases.
Week 1 Part 1: Due Wednesday by 11:59PM MT MN
You will research the two areas of content assigned to you and compare and contrast them in a discussion post. NOTE: A comparison and contrast assignment is not about listing the info regarding each disease separately but rather looking at each disease side by side and discussing the similarities and differences given the categories below. Consider how each patient would actually present to the office. Paint a picture of how that patient would look, act, what story they would tell. Consider how their history would affect their diagnosis, etc. Evaluation of mastery is focused on the student’s ability to demonstrate specific understanding of how the diagnoses differ and relate to one another. Address the following topics below in your own words:
Compare and contrast the following diagnoses as assigned:
Student Last Name -Topic
(Find the corresponding first letter of your last name to find your topic assignment for this discussion)
A-E Benign Positional Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease
F-J – Dementia and Delirium
K-O- Trigeminal Neuralgia and Giant Cell Arteritis
P-T = Post Concussive Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury
U-Z = Migraine Headache and Tension Headache
Post Concussive Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury
Post Concussive Syndrome is the occurrence of concussion symptoms long after the patient sustained the initial head injury. Typical presentations include dizziness, problem with concentration and memory, and headaches (Polinder et al., 2018). The patient may also present with fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, noise and light sensitivity as well as a decrease in taste and smell. Risk factors include loss of consciousness, amnesia for the event, female sex (Langer et al., 2021). Symptoms may start weeks or months after brain injury. On the other hand, Traumatic Brain Injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain which can result from a blow on the head, jolt to the head, or when the skill is pierced to the brain tissue by an object. Risk factors include Children, Young adults, minorities, low-income, age above 60 years, and males in any age group (Gerritsen et al., 2018). Symptoms may start one week after brain injury. Typical presentation includes loss of or decreased consciousness, loss of memory for events before or after the event, focal neurological deficits such as muscle weakness, loss of vision, and change in speech as well as the alteration in mental statuses such as disorientation, slow thinking, or difficulty in concentrating (Galgano et al., 2017). Similar to PCS the patient may experience memory loss or fatigue. A key similarity is that both of the condition results from brain injury and cognitive symptoms is a common presentation in both disorders.
PCS Occurs after moderate and severe traumatic brain injury. Brain trauma leads…..To purchase full solution click below