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  • Bacterial Meningitis Essay

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    bacterial meningitis is more likely to leave individuals with permanent disabilities. In children, disabilities can range from deafness, hearing loss, and cerebral palsy? the most common after effects. And in adults, septic shock, brain swelling, and hydrocephalus are most likely to occur if the disease advances without treatment within a sufficient time period. The three main bacteria responsible for bacterial meningitis are streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), and neisseria meningitidis

  • Medical Assignment: Bacterial Meningitis

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    At least in the United States, bacterial meningitis is declining as a public health issue. However, that being said it still is a serious medical condition that continues to have the potential of high mortality and morbidity. Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, medically called the meninges. This inflammation may be caused by virus, bacteria, certain microorganisms, and even by certain drugs. The reason it is so serious is due to the proximity

  • The Skull Base

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    Discussion: Chordomas of the skull base represent significant challenges due to their midline position and their ability to engulf critical neurovascular structures located around them. In addition to these location issues, their biology represents significant challenges, as notocordal rests located throughout the clivus, often remote from the visible lesion, have the propensity to grow and recur. Both of these features are critical for the skull base surgeon, the former in determining the surgical

  • The Treatment Of The Vaginal Delivery

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    through a catheter. Narcotics decrease the perception of pain for two to six hours but don’t eliminate pain (Smith, C., Collins, C., Cyna, A., & Crowther, C., 2006). Narcotics also have more side effects including sleepiness, nausea, and depressed breathing for mother and baby which can be dangerous. Whether a mother choses to use one of these pain medicines or partake in a natural birth is her decision and there are many advocates for either choice. It is important for expecting mothers to know

  • Alzheimers Disease : The Cause And Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

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    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, which is a term used for a decline in mental ability that is so intense it disrupts daily life (What is Alzheimers?, 2017). In Alzheimer's disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decrease in memory and mental function (Staff, 2017). This disease is responsible for sixty to eighty percent of dementia cases (What is Alzheimers?, 2017). Those who are 65 and older take up the majority of people with Alzheimer’s (What is Alzheimers

  • Adolescents with Disabilities

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    Psychosocial Issues and Coping Strategies for Adolescents with Disabilities Adolescence is a time of change. It is a universal fact, meaning that everyone experiences a time of “growing up”. Physical maturation as it first occurs around age 12 or 13 has its own definitive term—puberty. There are also marked changes in cognitive processing, emotional maturity, and social interactions. The influx of changes can be overwhelming at best, tumultuous at worst. The additional stress of having a

  • Cancer : Causes And Effects Of Cancer

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    Throughout my experience with cancer I have gained a little more knowledge than I had before I was diagnosed with this nasty disease. This paper gives me the chance to explain some of the causes and effects that cancer has on those afflicted with the disease and those who are constantly around them. I am glad to be the one writing this paper. I believe that if people read more papers like this one that there would not be as much tormenting or misunderstanding of what people with cancer actually have

  • Group B Streptococcus Agalactiae

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    Group B Streptococcus agalactiae is an important Gram-positive bacterial pathogen that cause a wide variety of clinical infections, ranging from septicemia to meningitis. The reported lethality of severe S. agalactiae infections is ranging from 4 to 6% in the United States. Of note, it has been suggested that the incidence of neonatal disease is considerably greater than reported, because the requirement for positive cultures from blood or cerebrospinal fluid may underestimates the true burden of

  • Medical Mission Trip : Lusaka, Zambia

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    played and interacted more with the other children and staff. This was a rewarding experience for me because I was able to help Promise come out of his shell. During my time at the hospital I was also able to observe Dr. Kachinga Sichyzia perform a hydrocephalus surgery on a baby. This was my first time in the OR and an amazing opportunity to watch Dr. Sichyza work. Not only is Dr. Sichyza one of only three neurosurgeons in Zambia but he writes, composes, and records music, has published two novels, and

  • Dem301 Outcome 1 Essay

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    Unit Dem 301 1. There are many variations of dementia syndrome but there are certain causes that are more common. These are: Alzheimer’s: Scientists know that during Alzheimer’s two abnormal proteins build in the brain. They form clumps called either ‘plaques’ or ‘tangles’. These plaques and tangles interfere with how brain cells work and communicate with each other. The plaques are usually first seen in the area of the brain that makes new memories. A lot of research is focused on finding ways