Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAIN WAVES to remember about the Causes of Acute Brain Syndrome


⚡Mnemonic⚡: Causes of Acute Brain Syndrome

B: Bacterial infections (such as meningitis)

R: Ruptured blood vessels (aneurysms or hemorrhage)

A: Alcohol intoxication (alcohol-related delirium)

I: Intracranial pressure (elevated pressure in the brain)

N: Neurological diseases (e.g., encephalitis)

W: Withdrawal (from drugs or alcohol)

A: Autoimmune disorders (like lupus affecting the brain)

V: Viral infections (e.g., herpes encephalitis)

E: Epilepsy or other seizure disorders

S: Stroke or cerebrovascular accidents

Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :

  • “Advanced Topics in Acute Brain Syndrome Research” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 176
  • “Pediatric Acute Brain Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 245
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: Etiology and Pathophysiology” (4th Edition) 📚 Pg. 132
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: From Bench to Bedside” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 309
  • “Neuropsychological Assessment in Acute Brain Syndrome” (1st Edition) 📚 Pg. 81
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome Management Protocols” (6th Edition) 📚 Pg. 198
  • “Ethical Issues in Acute Brain Syndrome Care” (7th Edition) 📚 Pg. 277
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome in the Geriatric Population” (8th Edition) 📚 Pg. 164

Dr. Arin Nandi

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