Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAIN WAVE FEVER to remember about the Characteristic Findings In Acute Brain Syndrome

MnemonicBRAIN WAVE FEVER⚡Mnemonic⚡: Characteristic Findings In Acute Brain Syndrome

  • B: “Brain Fog” – Patients experience confusion and cognitive impairment.
  • R: “Restlessness” – They often exhibit agitation and restlessness.
  • A: “Ataxia” – Characterized by a lack of muscle coordination, leading to unsteady movements.
  • I: “Inattention” – An inability to focus or pay attention to tasks.
  • N: “Neurological Deficits” – Various neurological impairments may be present.
  • W: “Weakness” – Muscle weakness or paresis can be observed.
  • A: “Altered Consciousness” – Patients may be disoriented or have changes in their level of consciousness.
  • V: “Visual Disturbances” – Such as blurred vision or double vision.
  • E: “Emotional Lability” – Mood swings and emotional instability.
  • F: “Fever” – Elevated body temperature can be associated with acute brain syndromes.
  • E: “Epileptic Seizures” – Some patients may experience seizures.
  • V: “Variable Symptoms” – Symptoms can vary among individuals.
  • E: “Encephalopathy” – A broad term for brain dysfunction often seen in acute brain syndromes.
  • R: “Reversible or Irreversible” – The condition may be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause.

Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :

  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: Psychosocial Aspects” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 180
  • “Infectious Causes of Acute Brain Syndrome” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 235
  • “Pediatric Neuropsychology in Acute Brain Syndrome” (4th Edition) 📚 Pg. 127
  • “Nutritional Management in Acute Brain Syndrome” (1st Edition) 📚 Pg. 98
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: Therapeutic Challenges” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 311
  • “Acute Brain Syndrome: Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques” (6th Edition) 📚 Pg. 209
  • “Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Acute Brain Syndrome” (7th Edition) 📚 Pg. 279
  • “Telemedicine in the Management of Acute Brain Syndrome” (8th Edition) 📚 Pg. 155 📚

Dr. Arin Nandi

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