Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “COMPLICATION“ to remember about the Complications of Acute Brain Syndrome
Mnemonic : COMPLICATION
C – Cerebral Edema: Swelling of the brain can lead to increased intracranial pressure.
O – Ocular Disturbances: Visual problems and eye movement abnormalities may occur.
M – Memory Loss: Patients may experience amnesia or difficulty recalling events.
P – Psychosis: Delusions, hallucinations, or severe behavioral changes can manifest.
L – Lethargy: Profound drowsiness and reduced alertness are common.
I – Infections: Risk of infections, including meningitis, may increase due to impaired immune response.
C – Convulsions: Seizures can be a complication, especially in severe cases.
A – Agitation: Restlessness and irritability may be prominent.
T – Thromboembolism: There is a risk of blood clots forming and causing strokes or pulmonary embolism.
I – Ischemia: Decreased blood flow to the brain can result in tissue damage.
O – Organ Failure: In severe cases, multi-organ failure can occur due to the systemic effects.
N – Neurological Deficits: Persistent impairment in motor or cognitive function may develop.
Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Sleep Disorders and Management” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 175
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Metabolic and Endocrine Aspects” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 237
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Neurorehabilitation Strategies” (4th Edition) 📚 Pg. 210
- “Psychosocial Support for Families of Acute Brain Syndrome Patients” (1st Edition) 📚 Pg. 125
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Neuropsychological Assessment Tools” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 295
- “Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Acute Brain Syndrome Care” (6th Edition) 📚 Pg. 194
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Teletherapy and Remote Monitoring” (7th Edition) 📚 Pg. 269
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Public Health Interventions” (8th Edition) 📚 Pg. 143 📚