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Anti- N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor encephalitis: a critical literature review and implications for neuroscience nurses

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Nichols, L, Anti- N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor encephalitis: a critical literature review and implications for neuroscience nurses, Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, 24, (2) pp. 25-33. ISSN 1032-335X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Anti- N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (anti-NMDA) Receptor Encephalitis is a devastating disease that is linked with alarming rates of misdiagnosis and clinical management conundrums. As a relatively new disease process the literature is limited to case studies and small case series, generally focusing on the natural history of the disease, clinical management and medical interventions. This has resulted in a dearth of literature related to the neuroscience nursing care of individuals diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Nurses play a vital role in caring for individuals diagnosed with anti-NM DA receptor encephalitis and thus it is vital that this role is explored.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, paraneoplastic syndrome, autoimmune disease, neuroscience nurses
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Acute care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nichols, L (Mrs Linda Nichols)
ID Code:96228
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-10-27
Last Modified:2015-06-09
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