Disease Essays

The Role of Nurses in the Community

This essay focuses on the nursing care received by a patient during practice placement in the community. The rationale for choosing this patient is because the author participated fully in providing care needs for this particular patient. A good nurse and patient relationship was developed which enabled the author to feel confident and at ease whiles providing care. The author learnt and developed new skills, which will be essential for future clinical practice. There will be a brief account of…

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Skeletal Diseases

Part I: What do you know about Skeletal Diseases? What do you want to find out? Part II: Why are you selecting this particular skeletal disease? Part III: Tell me the story of your search. How did you find your sources? What are your sources? Part IV: What did you learn in your own words? This paper should be written in first person, using “I learned…I know…., etc” Skeletal diseases are bone diseases that refer to the medical conditions which…

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The Arrow of Disease Diamond

When Columbus and his successors invaded the Americas, the most potent weapon they carried was their germs. But why didn’t deadly disease flow in the other direction, from the New World to the Old? By Jared Diamond|Thursday, October 01, 1992 The three people talking in the hospital room were already stressed out from having to cope with a mysterious illness, and it didn’t help at all that they were having trouble communicating. One of them was the patient, a small,…

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Introduction             Last January 16, 2004, Ernest Hendon died at the age of 96. He was the last person among the 600 men who were treated as “guinea pigs” for a study conducted by the Federal Public Health service. This research’s primary purpose is to find out the effects of untreated syphilis to a group of Macon Country Black men. Unfortunately, these men were not aware that they had syphilis and that they are subjects in a study. Upon realizing…

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Ethics and Moral Reasoning

Even though living in pain can be a physical and emotional toll on a person’s life, no one can judge or comment on it without knowing how it feels, but choosing to end your life for this cause is ethically wrong. A person should not be able to choose between life and death like it is something normal that we do every day. Dying is not the answer to a person’s problems, pains, or sufferings. Now a day technology and…

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Eye Diseases_ Nearsightedness

Myopia; Shortsightedness; Refractive error – nearsightedness Nearsightedness is when light entering the eye is focused incorrectly, making distant objects appear blurred. Nearsightedness is a type of refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you have trouble seeing things that are far away. Causes, incidence, and risk factors People are able to see because the front part of the eye bends (refracts) light and points it to the back surface of the eye, called the retina. Nearsightedness occurs when…

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Graves’ Disease Hyperthyroidism and Treatments

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid gland that results in abnormally high levels of thyroid hormone to be released into the body causing hyperthyroidism. There is no cure for Graves’ but progression of the disease can be halted by removing the thyroid gland. Mild to moderate cases may be successfully treated through drug therapies. How Common is Graves’ Disease? Graves’ disease affects up to 1% of the U.S. population or up to 3-million people, which is about…

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Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

Introduction: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are the man equipped substance which are flame resistant, it is believed about the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers that these chemicals are added to the plastics as well as foam items for consumption with the objective to put together them fire defiant. They are obtained in three major forms PentaBDE, OctaBDE and DecaBDE, among all of these the penta and octaBDE are considered as more poisonous then the DecaBDE as the PentaBDE and OctaBDE has less bromide…

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Parkinson Disease

Parkinson disease is a gradually progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Parkinson disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. There are four characteristic problems caused by Parkinson disease, including tremor at rest, balance problems, stiffness, and slowness of movement. Parkinson disease occurs when areas of the brain, including an area called the substantia nigra, is slowly destroyed. The exact reason for this destruction is not completely known. In some patients, it may be due to…

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Communicable Diseases

95 Infectious agents and examples of diseases The organisms that cause disease vary in size from viruses, which are too small to be seen by a light microscope to intestinal worms which may be over a metre long. The groups of infectious agents are listed with examples of diseases they cause. Bacteria Pneumonia, tuberculosis, enteric fever, gonorrhoea Viruses Measles, varicella, influenza, colds, rabies Fungi Ringworm, tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) Protozoa Malaria, giardia Metazoa Tapeworm, filariasis, onchcerciasis (river blindness), hookworm Prions Kuru, Creutzfeld-Jacob disease,…

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Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

            Syphilis is caused by tiny, corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Spirochetes. Within a few hours after exposure the bacteria penetrate the skin or mucous membranes and then enter the bloodstream and tissues. Signs include the chancre, fever, headache and sore throat. Many countries were infected of this disease and one of which is Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study conducted to treat syphilis in people living in Tuskegee, Alabama where in the African- American was given the chance to be treated…

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Symptoms of Dengue

What is dengue? Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes mosquito. Estimated 100 million cases of dengue fever occurring throughout the world annually. Virulence factors Dengue fever (Fever Dengue) Dengue haemorrhagic fever ((Fever Hemorrhagic The virus that causes dengue fever has four different serotypes DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. These serotypes have the same genome and morphology but different antigens. Morphology and life cycle RNA viruses belong to family Flaviviridae these mosquitoes undergo…

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Patient Education Plan

This is a Patient Education Plan for a patient suffering from a gastrointestinal disease called liver cirrhosis. Gastrointestinal infection is said to be any communicable disease which involves the gastrointestinal tract making it as its portal of entry of affecting it by any means. The organisms which produce toxins cause this kind of infectious intestinal disease all by themselves. Thus, cirrhosis is an irreversible type of liver damage described as a dense scarring (fibrosis) of the hepatic tissues. In the…

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Pros and Cons of Gentic Engineering in Animals

GE, combined with cloning, can be applied to animals to make valuable pharmaceuticals which cannot be made in other ways. This is particularly useful for human proteins, which are produced in animal milk and used in ‘replacement’ and other therapies (e.g. lactoferrin in cows for treating septicaemia; alpha-1-antitrypsin in sheep for treating emphysema; factor IX in sheep for treating blood clotting disorders). Transgenic adult animals produced by this method show normal health and behavior. |Dozens, possibly many hundreds of sheep…

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Huntington’s Disease

Huntington disease is a form of an inherited neurodegenerative disorder. The disease appears following a mutation of one of a person’s two copies of a Huntingtin gene which is autosomal. This gene is normally found in all individuals and its function is to code for a protein which is known as huntingtin. Following the mutation of this gene, a different type of protein is formed and this protein gradually destroys some of the brain parts leading to their death (Huntington…

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