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Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: a case study.
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PMID:  22546734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare neurologic disorder characterized by an acute increase in blood pressure, and by headaches, altered mental status, seizures, and visual loss. It is usually seen on computed tomographic scans as white-matter vasogenic edema predominantly affecting the posterior occipital and parietal lobes of the brain. Risk factors include malignant hypertension, eclampsia, medications such as immunosuppressants (including tacrolimus and cyclosporine), chemotherapy, biotherapy, and renal failure. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of PRES, particularly identifying and treating high blood pressure, can prevent permanent neurologic disability.
Kathleen L Wright; Margaret H Polito; Anna E French
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of nursing     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1538-7488     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-01     Completed Date:  2012-06-25     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372646     Medline TA:  Am J Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-40; quiz 41-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Acute Unit, Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  radiography*,  therapy
Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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