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Basillar Fracture

– A leakage of CSF or cerebrospinal fluid can accompany a basillar fracture.

CSF will show yellow ring called the halo sign and it will test positive for glucose.

SIDE NOTE:  REMEMBER FOR THE NCLEX

– Guillain–Barré syndrome: Patient will have an increase in protien but a normal cell count.

– Guillain–Barré patient: usually has a previous virus illness.

– With Meningitis: There is an increase in WBC. And with bacterial meningitis, there is an increased protien  & decreased glucose.

– For pt. with a stroke and has a fever:  Tylenol can be givin.  Not Aspirin or Advil.

– Patients w/ Multiple Sclerosis: give Biological Response Modifiers, Steroids, Immunosupressants and Muscle Relaxers

  • BIOLOGICAL RESPONSE MODIFIERS: AVONEX, BETASERON, COPAXONE.

– Earliest indication of Increased Intracranial Pressure: RESTLESSNESS.

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