After the joke moved on to proof, then denial, then more proof, and finally acceptance over the next two hours, Dr. Chicavonov filled me in on what I was. At least, what he thought I was, which wasn’t much of a scientific certainty, and it sure as hell didn’t put me at ease.
“Your answer to my question was remarkably exquisite, it showed me you 're passionate about what you do.” He handed me the lab coat, “So, I would like to be the first to welcome you to Amelia South Hospital’s surgical team. I paged one of the best residents we have to show you around, he’s a pediatric surgeon.” Just then a charmingly pale man walked in, his hair blonde with wavy locks flowing in one fluent motion framing his gorgeous bone structure.
I repeated,” I that would be amazing.” He said how about you?” I said I am a Surgeon for
The patient is in an erect position facing the image receptor to result in less heart magnification. Feet should be slightly apart with weight distributed evenly. The chin was raised, and hands are placed on the bilateral hip regions with palms facing out, or having both arms around the bucky. The shoulders should be rolled forward and depressed to down to prevent superimposition of scapulae over the lung field.
Systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune disease. This condition causes the body to mistaken its own tissues and organs as foreign bodies and begins attacking them causing continuing inflammation and pain. (Huether & McCance, 2012) The cause of SLE still remains unknown, but it is possible that is inherited as a complex trait or caused by environmental stimuli. (S) Anyone is at risk for Lupus, but is more common among women than men and is more prevalent of African Americans and Asians. (National Library of Medicine 2010, para 2) This condition can be difficult to diagnose, as a patient must present a number of the recognizable symptoms. Depending on the location that Lupus presents itself in the body, the symptoms
In the South, even hospital treated black differently. Many people died because white hospitals refused to treat them. If no black doctors were hired in that hospital, even emergency situation, black still would not be accepted. Some hospital would let black hospital send an ambulance to pick them up. Yes, they would not even send them to another hospital. As we all know, time is supper important in treatment, black people did die for that. The author tried to argue this case with several doctors, however, never got a single response. His friend, Dr. Fatten, who had been encountering these things for
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes swelling, pain, and inflammation throughout the body. An autoimmune disease is when the white blood cells inside a person’s body cannot tell the difference between healthy tissue and foreign invaders. That cause the white blood cells to attack and kill the tissue in body systems, including organs like the heart, brain, lungs, and kidneys. When diagnosing for lupus it is extremely difficult. This is because the signs and symptoms of Lupus often imitate those of other diseases. The sign that differentiates Lupus from other diseases, is a facial rash that resembles a butterfly across the cheeks and nose. This is an often seen sign but it doesn’t always occur. There are several types of Lupus including
A 28-year-old woman refers to the clinic because of weakness and fatigue over the past four months. During this period, she also complains about pain and swollen joints, and her symptoms increases with activity under the sun light. Examination revealed a flat reddish skin lesion on her face. Based on other examinations, her platelet (78,000/MicL) and her hemoglobin (8.0 g/dL) levels are low (normal platelet: 150000-450000/MicL, normal hemoglobin in females: 12-15 g/dL). Also, the results of renal tests show elevated creatinine and urea levels, which is indicative of failure in kidney function. Based on the complementary tests, her doctor diagnosed lupus disease and starts the treatment soon.
According to the Lupus Foundation of America (2015), the history of Lupus as an acknowledged disease can be divided into three time periods: the classical, neoclassical, and the modern periods. The Classical Period has been traced back as early as 1200 A.D and extended through the mid 1800’s. It is largely characterized by the development of physical descriptions of Lupus as it manifested in patients. In the context of the disease, the word “lupus” was first used in the thirteenth century by a doctor by the name of Rogerius as a way to describe the lesions he found on people’s skin (Lahita, 2010). “Lupus” is the latin word for wolf, as wolf bites were the best comparison to the lesions at the time.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE, is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue and organs. Inflammation can affect many different body systems including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because the signs and symptoms, and a physical examination lead to a diagnosis. A facial rash across both cheeks resembling wings of butterfly is the most distinctive sign of lupus that occurs in many but not all cases. There is no cure for lupus and only treatments that can help control symptoms.