International Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science


Herpes Zoster: Increased Risk for Parkinson Disease Development?

Research Article of International Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science Herpes Zoster: Increased Risk for Parkinson Disease Development? Farias, L.H.S1; Silva, J.P.R2; Santiago Junior, J.B3; Santos, E.L4; Mendonça, D.M.F5 1Nurse - UFS; 2Student of the Physiotherapy Course at UFS; 3Student of the Biological Sciences course at UFS; 4Student of the Biological Sciences course at UFS; 5Professor, researcher at the Department of Biosciences at UFS. Introduction: Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized clinically by the onset of tremor, stiffness, bradykinesia and postural instability. In addition to motor symptoms, some non-motor signals may be observed, such as olfactory dysfunction, sleep disturbance, constipation, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, hearing loss, cataract, and others. Some non-motor symptoms may precede the onset of motor symptoms that characterize Parkinson’s disease. Herpes zoster infection, as a potential predecessor for the disease, was recently reported. Objective: In this study, we report the case of a patient, attended at the University Hospital of Sergipe (HU), with initial symptoms of herpes zoster infection who developed Parkinson’s disease in a subsequent year. Methodology: A chart analysis was performed, where information such as age, sex, occupation, residence, previous pathological history and clinical evolution were collected. Results and Discussion: A 70-year-old male patient was admitted to the Neurology outpatient clinic, HU, in 2007. He reported being a former smoker and having cancer of the axillary region in 2003. Physical examination showed bilateral tremor, accentuated in upper left and left cog wheel. The patient was attended until 2015 in the hospital, followed with use of Prolopa, symptomatic treatment and motor physiotherapy. He did not evolve with psychiatric alterations. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease began approximately one year after herpes zoster infection in the chest region, where the patient started a tremor in the fingers of one hand, which evolved throughout the arm, leading the patient ...

The Calgary Model in the Domiciliary Approach of Patient with Parkinsons Disease

Research Article of International Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science The Calgary Model in the Domiciliary Approach of Patient with Parkinson's Disease Farias, L.H.S.1; Tainah Lima Sousa Santana2; Silva, J.P.R3; Santiago Júnior, J.B4; Deise Mendonça, M.F5; Barreiro, M.S.C6 1 Nurse - UFS; 2Nurse-UFS; 3Student of the Physiotherapy Course at UFS; 4Student of the Biological Sciences Course of UFS; 5Professor, researcher at the Department of Biosciences at UFS; 6Professor, researcher at the Nursing Department at UFS Introduction: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative pathology characterized by motor disorders. The patient with this condition and their families face important changes in lifestyle. Nursing should ensure support to these patients and the faily through the home visit. In this context, the Calgary Model is useful for the recognition of strengths and weaknesses in the family nucleus. Objective: to evaluate the family of a patient with Parkinson’s Disease from the Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM). Methodology: This is a case study with one patient with Parkinson’s and four relatives. The collection took place from March to April 2015, during the activities of Educational Practices in the Community, through the analysis of medical records, interview, direct observation and physical examination. Four home visits were performed and the CFAM was applied. Results and Discussion: The genogram and eco-map, used in this study, allowed the identification of internal and external conflicts relations to the family. In addition to perceiving the distancing of the family in relation to health service. In the evaluation of development. problems were observed in the Lifeline of Medalie of the index case. Regarding the functional category evaluated, through family APGAR, it was shown that the family of the study is moderately functional Conclusion: The family assessment process by the Calgary Model is useful for evaluating the Nurse in the Family Health Strategy, since it ...

Dr. Jitesh K. Kar
Clinical assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville Regional Campus

Dr. Kabita Mishra
Senior Research Fellow (Homoeopathy), D.D.P.R.-Central Research Institute for Homoeopathy , (Ministry of A.Y.U.S.H., Government of India)

Dr. Ayanabha Chakraborti
Senior Researcher, Department of Surgery, THT-1066, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Can SARICA
Consultant (Neurosurgery), Adiyaman University School Of Medicine, Department Of Neurosurgery, Adiyaman

Dr Amanjot Kaur Riar
Brigham and Women’s Hospital- Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Harvard New Research Building USA

Dr. Pousette Farouk Gaber Hamed
Neurology Ain Shams University Hospitals

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