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adjective Referring to the nervous system.

adjective Referring to neurology.
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(noo-rol′ŏ-jē, nū-) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its diseases. neurologicneurological (noo-rŏ-loj′ĭk, nū-) (noo-rŏ-loj′ĭ-kăl), adjective

clinical neurology

The branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of people with diseases of the nervous system.
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Q. Migraine stroke Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!

A. I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.

Q. Could I be going through a Brain aneurysm? i woke up in the night with a bad headache in the back of my head and above my eye. never had a headache like that. but all day today have not had the headache. could this be an aneurysm?

A. I had an brain anyuism in 2001. I had a head ache right above my left eye for 10 days. It got worse as the days went by. I went in to the emergency room and they gave me a spinal tap and it ruptured.Thank God that it cloted (that dos'nt happen). But it did and they did emergency surgury. I am alive and back to normal today. My parents both died of brain anyuisms. That is how huretaty starts.

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The variables of this study sample also associated with treatment dropout were: having undergone a psychiatric assessment ([x.sup.2] = 5.606; df = 2; p = .061), having undergone a neurological assessment ([x.sup.2] = 15.7373; df = 2; p < .001), source of referral ([x.sup.2] = 16.348; df = 7; p = .022) and people the child lives with ([x.sup.2] = 6.858; df = 3; p = .077).
Finally, in this issue we high-light the renewal of a Renal Nursing Professional Practice Model in an article by Harwood, Downing and Ridley of London, ON, and offer up an approach to Neurological Assessment for Nephrology Nurses in an article by McCallum, also of London, ON.
Differences between the groups classified according to neurological assessment were calculated using the Kruskal-Wallis test.
In their article, the authors proposed a potential association between a single, exceedingly high concentration of urinary bisphenol A (BPA) measured at the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy in a single case mother and a single abnormal neurological assessment conducted 4 months later in a single and apparently otherwise healthy infant at approximately 1 month of age.
Straight leg lifts and internal rotation of the hip can be helpful in assessing knee and hip pain, respectively, while part of his neurological assessment includes a stair step with each leg, toe and heel walk, and great toe dorsiflexion.
Treatment options include surgical or conservative methods depending upon the patient's neurological assessment. Surgical treatment consists of decompression laminectomy and fat debulking while medical management consists of weight reduction and discontinuing steroids.9 The indication for surgical decompression is determined by the patient's neurological status and failure to respond to initial conservative treatment.
These symptoms progressively worsened and neurological assessment revealed a spastic diplegia associated with reduced sensation to vibration, light touch and pinprick.
"We went into Beaumont Hospital for a neurological assessment and he started treatment and the blindness eventually started to resolve.
"He is subject to an independent neurological assessment subject to IRB regulations which takes the decision out of our hands."
"But he is subject to an independent neurological assessment under IRB regulations which takes the decision out of our hands."

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