Liver abscess

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  • The Economic Impact Of Amoebic Dysentery

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    trophozoites follow two paths. Some of them develop into cysts and get excreted in the feces to be recycled while others invade the intestinal mucosa and enter the bloodstream. Blood circulation enables the parasite to disseminate, invade and destroy the liver, lung, and other organs. Breakdown of tissues is a result of both cytolysis and apoptosis. The former is carried out by Amoebapores, a group of peptides secreted by the organism that are capable of creating holes in the cell walls. The parasite induces

  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Research Paper

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    Besma Ben Dhaou states that, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent, debilitating, skin follicular disease that usually presents after puberty with painful deep-seated lesions in the apocrine gland-bearing areas and the hair follicles, most commonly in the axillary, inguinal, anogenital, breast and scalp regions (pg.2). It causes lesions (abscesses) and sinus tracts (tunnels) throughout the hair and apocrine gland-bearing areas, that become inflamed and rupture, leaking

  • Cellulitis And Abscesses Essay

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    Cellulitis and Abscesses Rationale The patient is a 59-year-old female presented with an abscess and cellulitis located above and slightly to the left of her gluteal cleft. She reports pain at the site of the infection, swelling and redness is also noted. The patient underwent an incision and drainage (I&D) and was put on Vancomycin to treat the infection. She has a history of HTN, CAD, and hyperlipidemia, however no history of diabetes, cancer, or autoimmune disorders that are linked to increase

  • Essay On A Placebo Controlled Trial Of Antibiotics

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    trials The cure rates associated with clindamycin are similar to those associated with TMP-SMX. In settings in which MRSA was prevalent, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment resulted in a higher cure rate among patients with a drained cutaneous abscess than placebo. Why this study? Determining whether

  • Pain Case Study Essay

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    The patient was asked to lie flat on the examination table and take a deep breath; during the inspiration, the PT palpated the edge of the liver which was firm and smooth but not painful. Next, the PT tried palpating below the liver margin and felt abnormally enlarged gall bladder. The gallbladder sits under the liver, therefore normally it is difficult to palpate unless it is grossly distended (Goodman & Snyder, 2013). On palpating the gallbladder, the tenderness was present

  • The Case of Nick Smith

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    Mr. and Mrs. Smith bring their son Nick to the clinic a few weeks early for his 12 month follow up. The nurse, Joel, measures Nick’s height, weight and vital signs. Joel notices that his weight is only around the 25th percentile for his age. After a brief screening with Joel, Dr. Mike Leonard, the pediatrician, enters the room for the appointment. He greets the family cheerfully and asks how Nick is doing. Mr. and Mrs. Smith express concern. Nick has been finicky about eating since the last appointment

  • Gastrointestinal Tract Essay

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    proceeds through the pharynx, esophagus, stomach and intestines to the rectum and anus. There are different appendage organs that help the tract by emitting compounds to separate nourishment into its segment supplements. Subsequently the salivary glands, liver, pancreas and gall bladder have critical tasks in the digestive framework. Sustenance is pushed along the length of the gastrointestinal tract by peristaltic motions of the muscular walls. (“Gastrointestinal System,” 2016) The key role of the gastrointestinal

  • The Presentation Of Abdominal Pain

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    A COMMON PRESENTATION IN AN UNCOMMON DISEASE; RIGHT UPPER QUADRANT PAIN • INTRODUCTION The presentation of abdominal pain is a common one, it is very non-specific and can be challenging to diagnose. When abdominal pain is localized to the right upper quadrant (RUQ), a broad range of differentials come to mind in relation to the underlying organs in that region. These differentials are narrowed down based on other parts of the history like the onset and duration of the pain, age, sex, associated

  • Ct, Mri, And Coronal Images Of The Body Planes

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    CT This week I rotated through CT. CT is computed tomography. CT uses special x-ray machines to show detailed images of the body planes. This machine splits the body into axial, sagittal, and coronal images on one scan. Some CT scans are done with contrast and some are done without contrast. Contrast in used to highlight the vessels in the body so they will show up bright on the image. The contrast is injected through an IV that is inserted by either a tech or a nurse. Most scans were done on the

  • Chronic Acalculous Cholecystitis

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    along with Collins sign, and the pain doesn’t relieve after vomiting. Diagnostic tests CBC with differential Leukocytosis with a left sided shift is the common abnormality in Cholecystitis. A high white blood cell count suggests inflammation, an abscess, gangrene, or a perforated gallbladder. Gall bladder ultrasound Gall bladder ultrasound typically helps in establishing the diagnosis of Cholecystitis. A sonographic Murphy’s sign, (when the ultrasound probes the ultrasound patient will have pain)