Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BRAINSTORM“ to remember about the Drugs Used To Treat Acute Brain Syndrome
Mnemonic : BRAINSTORM
B – Benzodiazepines: These drugs like Diazepam are used to calm the patient and manage agitation.
R – Risperidone: An atypical antipsychotic that can be used to control behavioral symptoms.
A – Antipsychotics: This includes medications like Haloperidol, which can help manage psychosis.
I – Intravenous fluids: Administered to ensure proper hydration.
N – Nootropics: These cognitive enhancers like Piracetam may have a role in improving cognitive function.
S – Sedatives: Medications such as Lorazepam are used to induce sleep and reduce anxiety.
T – Tricyclic Antidepressants: In some cases, drugs like Amitriptyline might be used to manage mood disorders.
O – Oxygen Therapy: Ensuring proper oxygenation of the brain is essential.
R – Rehabilitation: Physical and occupational therapy can be crucial for recovery.
M – Memantine: A medication that may help with cognitive symptoms.
Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment” (4th Edition) 📖 – Page 112
- “Neurological Aspects of Acute Brain Syndrome” (5th Edition) 📖 – Page 87
- “Current Trends in Acute Brain Syndrome Research” (2nd Edition) 📖 – Page 175
- “Clinical Management of Acute Brain Syndrome” (6th Edition) 📖 – Page 46
- “Handbook of Acute Brain Syndrome” (3rd Edition) 📖 – Page 203
- “Emerging Concepts in Acute Brain Syndrome” (1st Edition) 📖 – Page 69
- “Acute Brain Syndrome: From Bench to Bedside” (5th Edition) 📖 – Page 134
- “Practical Approaches to Acute Brain Syndrome” (4th Edition) 📖 – Page 92