By Julien Bogousslavsky
Providing a entire and up to date evaluate, this booklet discusses the extensive subject of stroke, emphasizing the latest criteria of care and the latest trials. all of the 17 chapters comprises good provided and arranged tables and images either in colour and black and white that illustrate novel makes use of of neuroimaging and nuclear drugs in diagnosing and deciding on the level of wear in stroke. The bibliography on the finish of every bankruptcy is particularly entire and recent. This authoritative evaluate on analysis and either acute and extra persistent administration of stroke is more than likely a useful contribution to the sector and may discover a position in lots of health facility or own libraries.
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Patients are often unaware of the acute deficit, and specific tasks—visual naming, miming the object use, semantic categorization and association tasks, and acknowledgment of semantic attributes—are diagnostic. Optic aphasia is the inability to name objects under visual guidance even if visual recognition is spared. The patient can name objects placed in his hands, reject wrong names for a visual presented object, and have no comprehension difficulties. 11 Prosopagnosia is the inability to recognize faces without non-physiognomic cues.
Ability to experience emotions is, nevertheless, spared. While talking, patients usually give the impression of a lack of affection and are, therefore, considered depressed, 26 BEHAVIORS OF ACUTE STROKE PATIENT even when they are not. Affective dysprosodia is frequent in the acute phase of stroke and, as for aphasias, rapid improvement usually occurs. Diagnosis of AD is dependent, in milder forms, on the examiner’s ability to recognize the patient’s failure to give emotional vocal expression to sentences.
AFFECTIVE DYSPROSODIA Affective dysprosodia (AD) refers to the impairment of both production and comprehension of language components (stress, pauses, cadences, accent, melody, intonation) that allow translation of internal states (fear, happiness, sadness, anger) in speech. Ability to experience emotions is, nevertheless, spared. While talking, patients usually give the impression of a lack of affection and are, therefore, considered depressed, 26 BEHAVIORS OF ACUTE STROKE PATIENT even when they are not.
Acute Stroke Treatment 2nd Edition by Julien Bogousslavsky