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Neurological Complications Associated With HIV and AIDS: Clinical Implications for Nursing.
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PMID:  23291867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT: This article provides a clinical nursing update on major neurological complications associated with HIV and AIDS. Life expectancy for those with AIDS has increased as a consequence of antiretroviral therapy, and thus, neurological complications remain a clinical challenge. Four significant diseases associated with HIV and AIDS are addressed: HIV-associated dementia, peripheral neuropathy, cryptococcal meningitis, and toxoplasmosis. Updated statistics, a review of pathophysiology, common manifestations, diagnostic tests, and standard treatments are discussed for each disease. Nursing considerations when caring for this population are reviewed and include assessment, safety, activities of daily living, pain management, and treatment adherence.
Authors:
Nicole Theroux; Meredith Phipps; Lauren Zimmerman; Michael V Relf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1945-2810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  5-13     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Nicole Theroux, BSN BS RN, is a graduate of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Meredith Phipps, BSN BS RN, is a graduate of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Lauren Zimmerman, BSN BS-FACS RN, is a graduate of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Michael V. Relf, PhD RN AACRN ACNS-BC CNE FAAN, at michael.relf@dm.duke.edu. He is an associate professor and an assistant dean in undergraduate education at the School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC.
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