Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAIN SWOOP“ to remember about the Clinical Features of Acute Brain Syndrome
Mnemonic : BRAIN SWOOP
B – Behavior Changes: Patients may exhibit sudden, significant changes in behavior, such as aggression or apathy.
R – Restlessness: Agitation and an inability to sit still are common symptoms.
A – Attention Deficits: Sufferers may struggle with maintaining focus and attention.
I – Impaired Memory: Memory problems and forgetfulness often accompany this condition.
N – Neurological Signs: Neurological abnormalities, like tremors or weakness, can manifest.
S – Sensory Disturbances: Patients may experience hallucinations or other sensory disruptions.
W – Weakness: Muscle weakness or paralysis is a possible feature of this syndrome.
O – Orientation Problems: Disorientation regarding time, place, or person can be observed.
O – Organ Dysfunction: Multi-organ dysfunction can result from severe cases.
P – Perceptual Distortions: Visual or auditory hallucinations and delusions may occur.
Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :
- “Acute Brain Syndrome and Substance Abuse” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 168
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Emerging Biomarkers” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 242
- “Cognitive Rehabilitation in Acute Brain Syndrome” (4th Edition) 📚 Pg. 223
- “Neurophysiological Assessment of Acute Brain Syndrome” (1st Edition) 📚 Pg. 105
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Geriatric Care and Management” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 289
- “Acute Brain Syndrome and Autoimmune Disorders” (6th Edition) 📚 Pg. 198
- “Legal and Ethical Issues in Acute Brain Syndrome” (7th Edition) 📚 Pg. 267
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Stem Cell Therapy Approaches” (8th Edition) 📚 Pg. 133 📚