Case Study

One of the leading causes of death among the European countries is increased cases of acute traumatic brain injuries. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is also referred to as a mild or severe brain injury resulting in eternal brain damage. It is further categorized as traumatic and spontaneous in which the latter is more serious and life threatening one. Subarachnoid hemorrhage can be an alarming experience for affected individuals characterized by a number of distinct clinical features for making the diagnosis more difficult (Lange, 2009). It is a significant cause for majority of the hospitalized patients that precipitates disablement and increased mortality rates.
The name of the patient in this case study is Mr. Kim. However the name is changed here to maintain confidentiality of the patient. Kim, a 65 yr old male comes to the clinic complaining of headaches, blurred vision and neck pain. He has a history of blunt head trauma following at Road traffic accident 3 weeks ago.
History of present illness
Kim was apparently normal following the motor vehicle accident about 3 weeks ago, after which he developed headache intermittently. It was relieved by taking medications but still persists for the whole day and became worsen. Besides this, he also complained of problems with eyesight. He stated that he was unable to see objects and had uncleared vision. Following this, he expressed discomfort over the neck and faced difficulties in turning and bending the neck. Nausea and vomiting was also associated with headache.
Past medical history
He had a history of blunt head injury 3 weeks ago following a motor vehicle accident nearby his home. He got admitted to hospital and had a minor injury over the left temporal region. Wound dressing was applied to the client and CT scan was performed to confirm for any internal bleeding. A negative CT scan report was obtained and he was discharged from the hospital.
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