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  • Crohn's Disease - 1705 Words
    Inflammatory bowel disease affects about one million Americans. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of irritable bowel disease, or IBD. Crohn's disease is an ongoing illness that creates inflammation in the walls of the digestive tract. It can affect any area of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), from the mouth to the anus. Although it can be found along any part of the GI tract, it is most commonly detected in the small intestine. This paper will highlight the history,...
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  • Smart Pills Technology Market
    World Smart Pills Technology Market is expected to reach $627.1 Million, by 2020 According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "World Smart Pills Technology - Market Opportunity and Forecast, 2014-2020", the world smart pills technology market would reach $627.1 million by 2020, registering a CAGR of 21.2% during 2015-2020. GI monitoring technology is forecast as the fastest growing segment, expected to register a CAGR of 42% during the forecast period. This growth is primarily...
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  • Causes and Effects of Crohn's Disease
    Case Study of a 14 Year old Girl In this particular case study a 14 year old girl goes to see her doctor for what her and her mother suspect is just a common, painful canker sore (Karlin Krebs, 2011). While the doctor is discussing the girl’s problem and asking what symptoms she is having. The doctor is finding out a lot more is going on than just a sore in her mouth. “Brianna” has been complaining of some sores in her mouth that she has been getting on and off in the past year. These sores...
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  • Bowel Obstruction - 422 Words
    A bowel obstruction is a partial or complete blockage in the intestines that prevents gas, fluids, or solids from moving through the intestines normally. Blockage may occur in the small intestine (small-bowel obstruction) or the large intestine (colonic obstruction or large-bowel obstruction). In severe cases, the bowel's blood supply may be cut off. This is called ischemic bowel or bowel strangulation and requires emergency treatment. A bowel obstruction can be caused by tumors, twisting or...
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  • digestive system - 566 Words
     DIGESTIVE SYSTEM FUNCTION -The digestive system is a group of organs working together to convert food into energy and basic nutrients to feed the entire body. Food passes through a long tube inside the body known as the alimentary canal or the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The alimentary canal is made up of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and large intestines. In addition to the alimentary canal, there are several important accessory organs that...
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  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or Egd - 950 Words
    SMMC Surgical Assignment Linda Butler Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD, is an endoscopic examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the uppermost part of the small intestine) for hiatal hernias, ulcers, bleeding sources, tumors or other problems. The procedure can also offer a number of therapeutic interventions such as control of bleeding, manometry, or dilation. The procedure’s medical name is actually a combination of the names of three...
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  • Causes of Diarrhea - 567 Words
    Diarrhea Causes & Causes of Diarrhea Most of the time we know what caused our diarrhea, right? You had a meal and within 2 hours you were stuck on the toilet. Or you had some ice cream and an hour later the diarrhea hit you. Or maybe it was the next morning. But what is it about that meal or that ice cream that has you screaming, "I hate diarrhea!"? Or what about other times when diarrhea seems to come out of nowhere? What caused it then? I'm going to share with you a number of causes of...
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  • Crohn's Disease - 1099 Words
    Crohn’s disease is one of the fastest growing intestinal disease in the United States. You may ask, “who can get Crohn’s disease?”. Anyone can get Crohn’s disease but it is more common for a woman rather than a man to get it. It has affected more than five hundred thousand people in the United States alone, that is about one for every seven people in the United States. Crohn’s has common symptoms of a cold such as abdominal pains, fever, and diarrhea, it also has many more symptoms. Crohn’s can...
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  • Alhs 1090 Chap 8 Study Guide
    1. The medical term for a congenital defect where the bones in the roof of the mouth do not completely fuse is: cleft palate 2. The medical term for surgical removal of the gallbladder is cholecystectomy. 3. The medical term for inflammation of the colon is: colitis. 4. Irritable bowel syndrome is: chronic disease characterized by periodic disturbances of diarrhea and constipation without clear physical damage. 5. Visual examination of the abdominal cavity with an instrument that includes a...
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  • Digestive system disorders - 404 Words
    Digestive system disorders Digestive system disorders can cause a lot of discomfort. Symptoms can include gas, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, nausea and vomiting. These common symptoms can have very different causes. These kinds of symptoms can make digestive disorders hard to diagnose. Celiac disease Celiac disease occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to a type of protein called gluten. If a person eats food that contains gluten, the immune system will gradually damage the lining...
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  • Getting an Inside Look: Given Imaging’s Camera Pill
    Getting An Inside Look: Given Imaging’s Camera Pill Getting an Inside Look: Given Imaging’s Camera Pill The factors which makes Iddan, an engineer with no medical background, to pioneer the development of wireless endoscopy are he as an electo-optical engineer and was working on developing the “eye” of guided missile to its target. His friend at boston gave him information about technology used for viewing the interior lining of the digestive system which had lots of limitations, specially...
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  • Gastrontestinal Disease - 451 Words
    Denita LaRock HCA/240 January 21, 2013 Crohn’s Disease Nakki Price Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the bowel tissues. The inflammation begins in the lining of the digestive tract, and may spread into the layers of the bowel tissue. This disease causes severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and malnutrition. Other symptoms are ulcers, fever, weight loss and reduced appetite. Abdominal pain, blood in stool, and unexplained diarrhea or fever lasting more than two days...
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  • Upper Gi Bleeding - 2108 Words
    Case Study 1 NURS7702 Pathophysiology: During the course of gastrointestinal disorder, different patients with different diagnosis have similar symptoms. To understand the different pathophysiology in this case scenario, possible medical diagnosis of Mrs. M. symptoms will be defined to distinguish the difference of each one. Mrs. M symptoms could lead to several possible gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and may be...
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  • Crohns Disease - 325 Words
    Crohns Disease What is it? * Crohns disease , causes inflammation, swelling , and irritation of any part of the digestive system Symptoms * Related to Inflammation * Persistent Diarrhea * Rectal bleeding * Abdominal cramps and pain * General symptoms that may also be * Fever * Loss of appetite * Weight Loss * Night sweats * Loss of normal menstrual cycle Causes of Crohns Disease * Crohn’s disease may affect as many as...
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  • My Ambition Is to Become a Collector
    The digestive tract is a twisting tube about 30 feet long. It starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. In between are the esophagus, stomach and bowels (intestines). The liver and pancreas aid digestion by producing bile and pancreatic juices which travel to the intestines. The gallbladder stores bile until the body needs it for digestion. The digestive system breaks down food and fluids into much smaller nutrients. In this complex process, blood carries the nutrients throughout the body to...
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  • Medical Report - 289 Words
    Medical Report Date: 3/9/13 Patient: Darlene Smith Age: 52 Weight: 251 Height: 5’6” B/P 100/60 R: 24 T: 101.4 P: 100 Pulse Ox: 97% Medical History: Patient is a 52 year old female with a history of gallstones resulting from being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis 5 yrs. ago. Gallstones were removed using ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatoghrapy). During ERCP doctor discovered patient suffered from a psuedocyst. Patient has no history of pancreas divisium. Patient is...
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  • Global Capsule Endoscopes Market
    Global Capsule Endoscopes Market 2015-2019 Capsule endoscopy is a modern technique used to examine the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, esophagus, colon, and duodenum, for disease diagnosis. The procedure involves the usage of a pill-sized, wireless camera-enabled capsule to capture images of the digestive tract of the patient. The capsule is administered orally to the patient and aids in the detection of IBD (Crohn's disease), gastroesophageal reflux disease, polyps, ulcers,...
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  • Dehydration and David Moore Patient
    CONSULTATION Patient Name: David Moore Patient ID: 246011 Consultant: Carl M. Martin, MD, Gastroenterology Requesting Physician: Donald Burns, MD, Family Medicine Date of Consult: 03/15/---- Reason for Consultation: Please evaluate GI distress. I was asked to see this 23-year-old male in consultation because of unremitting nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and low-grade fever. The patient has a poor appetite but reports no weight loss. He has...
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  • Effects of Stress on Body - 458 Words
    Effects of Stress on the body We as human beings have several natural mechanisms that aid in allowing us to deal with stress. According to WebMD, (Amal Chakraburtty, 2010) the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Some individuals have an easier time with dealing with stress than others. Some people can take a moment to take a few deep breaths, some can vent to a friend and feel better, while other, less fortunate individuals may end up on medications or very ill...
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  • Personal Impact Paper - 1497 Words
    Personal Impact Paper CERTIFICATE OF ORIGINALITY: I certify that the attached paper is my original work and has not previously been submitted by me or anyone else for any class. I further declare I have cited all sources from which I used language, ideas, and information, whether quoted verbatim or paraphrased, and that any assistance of any kind, which I received while producing this paper, has been acknowledged in the References section. I have obtained written permission from the copyright...
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  • Crohn's Disease - 1443 Words
    Crohn’s Disease Lenora Harrison ITT Technical Institute Human Anatomy and Physiology II May 1, 2013 Crohn’s Disease We eat food to get nutrients like carbohydrates and protein. These nutrients aide in keeping our body running. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract processes that food, absorbs the necessary nutrients and gets rid of any waste. The gastrointestinal tract begins with the opening of your mouth and ends with your...
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Center - 830 Words
    Business Plan [pic] Proposed For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Ambulatory Surgical Center of Galveston Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary……………………………………………………… 1. Introduction……………………………………………………………… 2. The Company…………………………………………………………… 3. Mission …………………………………………………….................. 4. Vision ……………………………………………………………………… 5. Objectives…………………………………………………………….. 2. Medical Practice Overview……………………………………. 1. Facility...
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  • Sexual Abuse of Black Female Slaves
    A 14 year-old male was admitted to the hospital today for treatment of persistent stomach pain and diarrhea related to Crohn’s disease. This disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. Normal bacteria grow in the lower gut and promote inflammation. Crohn's disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. The patient, with the help of his mother, provides the nurse with pertinent information for the admission and summary in order to...
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  • Pill Camera - 12602 Words
    ABSTRACT The aim of technology is to make products in a large scale for cheaper prices andincreased quality. The current technologies have attained a part of it, but themanufacturing technology is at macro level. The future lies in manufacturing productright from the molecular level. Research in this direction started way back in eighties. At that time manufacturing at molecular and atomic level was laughed about.But due toadvent of nanotechnology we have realized it to a certain level. One...
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  • Anyrthing - 767 Words
    diarrhea Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool (greater looseness of stool). Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes often occur in both. Diarrhea needs to be distinguished from four other conditions. Although these conditions may accompany diarrhea, they often have different causes and different treatments than diarrhea. Diarrhea is the frequent passing of...
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  • Gastritis - 369 Words
    When a person feels nausea or indigestion, the will often shrug it off because they think it was something they ate or they just got a stomach bug. In a few cases, these fairly common symptoms can be caused by a stomach disorder called Gastritis. Gastritis is a digestive disorder in which the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed. There are two forms of Gastritis, one much more common than the other. Acute Gastritis is relatively common, occurring in eight out of every 1,000 people. Chronis...
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  • What Factors Do You Think Enabled Iddan, an Engineer with No Medical Background, to Pioneer the Development of Wireless Endoscopy?
    What factors do you think enabled Iddan, an engineer with no medical background, to pioneer the development of wireless endoscopy? Counterintuitive though it may seem, sometimes NOT being an expert in a particular field is conducive to creating breakthrough innovation in that field. Because Iddan was not a gastroenterologist, he was not “trapped” in the paradigm that the bowel must be scoped using a camera attached to a flexible rod (an endoscope). Instead, he applied concepts from his own...
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  • Crohns Disease - 1688 Words
     Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a disease that affects between 500,000-700,000 people nationwide. Crohn’s disease was named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn who first described the disease in 1932. He described Crohn’s disease as a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. This disease belongs to a larger group of conditions referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract which leads to...
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  • Gastrointestinal Bleeds - 334 Words
    CASE SENARIO Victor Newton is a 51-year-old known alcoholic who was admitted to ICU via A&E with a three week history of malaena, recent large volume haematemesis that morning and severe epigastric pain. He had previous episodes of malaena and haematemesis over the Christmas holiday season and was awaiting an out patient endoscopy appointment. Q.1 List the nursing priorities when preparing for and admitting a patient with an emergency GI bleed. Include resources needed such as equipment,...
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  • esophagitis - 1834 Words
     Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) the New Kid in Town Something Brand New! What comes to mind when you see EE or EoE? If you do not know what this stand for you’re not alone, only a handful of people know what those letters stand for. For those who do know what these letters stand for it is not a pleasant experience by any means. EE or EoE stands for eosinophilic esophagitis. What is this mouthful of a phrase you ask? EoE is an auto immune disease and is characterized as a relatively new...
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  • Pancreatitis Medical Report - 250 Words
    Patient Name: Catherine Smith Age: 42 Date: March 5, 2013 Medical Report MEDICAL HISTORY: Patient has a history of gallstones resulting from her diagnosis of cystic fibrosis 3 years ago. Gallstones were removed through ERCP. During the ERCP the doctor did discover that the patient suffered from a pancreatic pseudocyst. An endoscopy was performed for the removal of the pseudocyst. Patient was diagnosed with pancreas divism the day of birth. Patient is currently taking Furosemide due...
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  • Pathophysiology of Liver Cirrhosis - 597 Words
    Chronic Alcoholism (started drinking half gallon of tuba every day at the age of 16, beer and redhorse 2-3 times a week) Chronic Alcoholism (started drinking half gallon of tuba every day at the age of 16, beer and redhorse 2-3 times a week) Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cirrhosis Risk Factors * Chronic alcoholism * Smoking * Diet Malnutrition Risk Factors * Chronic alcoholism * Smoking * Diet Malnutrition Predisposing Factors * Age > 45 y/o * Gender (more common...
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  • Health Test Notes - 996 Words
    Ronnie Buell HLTH 311 FIZINAL Osteoarthritis- degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints. Lithotripsy- a treatment, typically using ultrasound shock waves, by which a kidney stone or other calculus is broken into small particles that can be passed out by the body. Fibromyalgia- a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness...
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  • Selenium and Crohn's Disease - 1172 Words
    Unit 9 Selenium and Crohn’s Disease July 19, 2011 Selenium and Crohn’s Disease Antioxidants are any substance that reduces oxidative stress (Definition of Antioxidant, 2011), oxidative stress can be defined as damage due oxygen. Antioxidants work in our body by slowing down or even preventing the oxidative process by neutralizing free radicals in our body. Free radicals are molecules produced when our body breaks down food, but we are also exposed to free radicals through oxygen...
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  • Food Poisoning Summary - 286 Words
    In festive seasons, more cases of ‘stomach bug’ happen around. A number of patients waited to see the doctor and complained of having a ‘stomach bug’. Dr Vijay said the reason of causing the stomach upset can be food poisoning caused by contaminated food or simply because we eat or drink too much, so we can get indigestion or an upset stomach. Eating certain types of foods, such as greasy, spicy, or fatty foods sometimes can cause indigestion or an upset stomach. Upset stomach sometimes can be a...
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  • sandy1234 - 667 Words
    “ Case Write-Up Sandeep Reddy Mogili University of Mary Hardin Baylor BCIS 6335 01, Emerging Technologies Fall 2014 ” “ 1. What factors do you think enabled Iddan, an engineer with no medical background, to pioneer the development of wireless endoscopy ? ” The elements which makes Iddan, a designer with no medicinal foundation, to pioneer the advancement of remote endoscopy are he as an electro-optical architect and was chipping away at creating the "eye"...
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  • SmartPill GI Monitoring System Brochure
    Our evidence. Your expertise. SmartPill®: The data you need to evaluate motility disorders. Evaluate unexplained symptoms with one test. Functional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are common in the general population with a reported prevalence of 25-40%, accounting for up to 40% of GI office consultations. Often, patients presenting with functional GI symptoms have evidence of a diffuse GI motility disorder.1 Upper and lower gut symptoms often overlap, therefore localizing transit...
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  • Eye Donation - 2165 Words
    Abstract: The aim of technology is to make products in a large scale for cheaper prices and increased quality. The current technologies have attained a part of it, but the manufacturing technology is at macro level. The future lies in manufacturing product right from the molecular level. Research in this direction started way back in eighties. At that time manufacturing at molecular and atomic level was laughed about. But due to advent of nanotechnology we have realized it to a certain level....
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  • Chron's Disease - 1780 Words
    Crohn’s Disease Allison Beto SACN According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (2012), there are over 700,000 people in the United States that are currently affected by the debilitating illness known as Crohn’s disease. This disease was originally named after the American physician, Dr. Burrill Crohn, who first described it in 1932 as “a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of unknown origin, usually affecting the ileum, the colon, or another part of the GI tract”...
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  • Barium Swallow - 645 Words
    Barium Swallow A Barium swallow is a radiography contrast technique performed to visualize the esophageal portion of the Upper Gastrointestinal tract. Contrast Medium is taken orally and the lumen of the Esophagus is fluoroscopically visualized. Standard X-ray films are normally taken prior to administration of the contrast medium and these are useful in detecting perforation, presence of radiopaque foreign substances and gastric wall thickening. Oral contrast mediums, such as barium sulfate...
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  • Living with Hirschsprung's Disease
    Touwana Tate-Edwards Instr. L. Brockelman ENG 112.72A 13 Sept. 2011 Living With Hirschsprung’s Disease “Jaylen has Hisrchsprung’s disease.” When I heard those words, my first reaction was, “what is Hirschsprung’s disease?” I soon learned that it is a congenital condition which results from an absence of “Auerbach’s plexus“(Swenson “Diagnosis”). In layman’s terms, “a part of the bowel is missing nerves . . . This causes a blockage. Intestinal contents build up behind the blockage, causing...
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  • Case - Endoscopy - 1979 Words
    Sources of Innovation Getting an Inside Look: Given Imaging's Camera PiII 1 Gavriel Iddan was an electro-optical engineer at Israel's Rafael Armament Development Authority, the Israeli authority for development of weapons and mil­ of a guided itary technology. One of Iddan's projects was to develop the missile, which leads the missile to :t5 target In 1981, Iddan traveled to Boston on sabbatical to work for a company that produced X-ray tubes and ultrasonic probes. While there, he befriended a...
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  • HUN4446 Study Guide - 3094 Words
    HUN 4446 Exam 2 Study Guide Lactose Mal Digestion/ Malabsorption 1. What are the products of lactose digestion? -The products of lactose digestion are glucose and galactose. 2. What is lactase deficiency? -Lactase deficiency is a deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down lactose. The causes of lactase deficiency include congenital defects, secondary lactase deficiency, and primary (acquired). 3. Define lactose maldigestion, identify the potential etiologies of lactose maldigestion, and...
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  • Lovey Dovey - 968 Words
    Nutrition: Barriers to Digestion Lactose Intolerance: - Lactase is one of the many enzymes required for complete digestion of lactose (a disaccharide). - Lactose intolerance is not an allergy, and is not to be confused with a milk allergy, which initiates an immune reaction when milk is ingested. Lactose intolerance instead is an enzyme deficiency (lactase). - S/s including gas, bloating, cramping, nausea, and diarrhea. Some people can ingest small amounts, and others none. Some can...
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  • Anatomy. Disorders of Swallowing - 891 Words
    A: Disorders of Swallowing : A: Disorders of Swallowing Paralysis of Swallowing Mechanism Whenever 5 th ,9 th . And 10 th . cranial nerve damage it causes paralysis of swallowing center in brain stem. Disorders of Swallowing : Disorders of Swallowing Paralysis of Swallowing occur in: Poliomyelitis or encephalitis Muscle dystrophy Failure of neuro -muscular transmission ( as in myasthenia Gravis) A: Disorders of Swallowing : A: Disorders of Swallowing The most serious paralysis of...
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  • Nursing - 436 Words
    CASE STUDY: MRS POTTER Current Medications Tenormin | 50mg/day | antihypertensive | Asprin | 100mg/day | antiplatelet | Metformin | 500mg TDS | antidiabetic | Lasix | 40mg/day | diuretic | Slow K | 600mg BD | potassium | Metoclopamide(maxalon) | 10mg QID PRN oral/IV | antiemetic | Ondansetron wafer | 4mg TDS PRN | antiemetic | OxycodoneSR | 10mg BD | Opoid analgesic | Oxycodone | 5mg PRN | Opoid analgesic | Paracetamol | 1g strict 6/24ly oral/prn | Antiinflamatory,...
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  • Essay on Diarrhea: - 667 Words
    Diarrhea is a symptom of some deeper disturbance/illness in alimentary system. It is a frequent phenomenon especially in summer, and is one of the main causes of illness in children, especially little ones.The life threatening aspect of diarrhea results from the loss of water/fluid from the body due to repeated and excessive expulsions of semi-liquid waste in the form of stools. This may lead to dehydration, and has to be guarded and monitored in the child rather carefully and closely.In case of...
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  • Research - 2479 Words
    Crohn’s Disease PHT 1217 Stephanie Henry Prof. Mary Hanlon 2/22/2013 Crohn’s Disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune condition, that is life-long with no known-cure. It is a reoccurring inflammation of the mucus lining within the Gastrointestinal Tract. Crohn’s Disease may be found anywhere along the GI Tract, from the mouth to the anus. Most frequently CD is sited where the small intestine (Terminal Ileum) and the Colon (Cecum) meet. All layers of the of the GI tract may...
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  • Living with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
    Living with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis Listening to Tim McGraw’s hit song: “Live Like You Were Dying,” I love the lyrics, “Like tomorrow was a gift and ya got eternity to think about what to do with it. . . . I hope you get the chance to live like you were dyin'” This song resonates with me because medically I have had twelve (12) surgeries on my stomach and a few years ago, I died on the operating table. I have been struggling and living with Crohn’s Disease for more than 20...
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  • Why Do People Smoke?
    Do you smoke? This is one of the most popular questions today. It seems that with all of the health risks, cancers and breathing problems that it is hard to understand why one would smoke. There is no universal answer to this question. People smoke because of the way cigarettes are advertised and where they are shown. People also smoke because they believe smoking will make them act, look, relax, feel different or to fit in. There are many reasons why people start to smoke, but is it worth it...
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  • NON-INVASIVE PARAMETERS FOR THE DETECTION OF VARICEAL BLEED IN PATIENTS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS, AN EXPERIENCE OF A TERTIARAY CARE HOSPITAL IN PAKISTAN
     NON-INVASIVE PARAMETERS FOR THE DETECTION OF VARICEAL BLEED IN PATIENTS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS, AN EXPERIENCE OF A TERTIARAY CARE HOSPITAL IN PAKISTAN Anam Umar (First author & corresponding author) Affiliation: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Email address: anam_umar@hotmail.com Mobile no: +923478300237 Fakhar Ali Qazi Affiliation: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Email address: dr_ar_lumhs@yahoo.com Mobile no: +923332724599 Rukhsana Abdul Sattar Affiliation: Jinnah...
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  • Crohn's Disease: a Patient Education Plan
    Sarah is a bright, energetic 18-year-old high school senior. She leads a very active life playing soccer and lacrosse for her high school and excels academically. Recently, Sarah has been losing weight and has been less energetic. For the past few months she has been experiencing abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea. Her lack of energy has begun to show by recently missed practices and declining grades. Sarah's parents were concerned about their daughter's health so they brought her to the...
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  • Chickenpox and Medication Answer Health
    1.1 IDENTIFY CURRENT LEGISLATION, GUIDELINES POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS RELEVENT TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION ANSWER Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH, the Medicines Act, the Misuse of Drugs Act, the Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) and the Essential Standards, the RPS Handling Medicines in Social Care Guidelines, Health Act 2006 etc. 2.1 DESCRIBE COMMON TYPES OF MEDICATION INCLUDING THERE EFFECTS AND POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS ANSWER Paracetamol = Side effects of...
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  • digestive disorders - 446 Words
    Digestive disorders 1. Diarrhea is a symptom that can last for one or two days mainly. Diarrhea is when feces move too quickly through the bowels and the intestines do not have time to pull water from the waste to make it firm. This can be caused when the food eaten is not completely digested. A way to treat diarrhea is by taking a type of medicine to help settle your bowels (e.g. Pepto-Bismol). Another way to treat it is by restoring your hydration and drinking plenty of water to help your...
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  • Digestive System - 439 Words
    Nika Braiman 03/11/13 Digestive System Disorders

Go to the following website:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/digestivesystem.html 

Review the structures of the digestive system using the interactive diagram. When you click on each digestive organ, a list of disorders related to that structure will be displayed. Complete the chart by matching the disorder with the structure involved with the disorder. Click on the disorder to get the description. Many disorders affect more than one...
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  • Disorders of Digestive System - 474 Words
    Disorders of the Digestive System Diarrhea Dysphagia Constipation Enteritis Appendicitis Flatus Tumor Gastrectomy Cirrhosis Pancreatitis Hepatitis Cholecystitis Anorexia Nervosa Cholelithiasis Bulimia Diarrhea • Is a Condition that Involves the Frequent Passing of Loose or Watery Stools - It is the Opposite of Constipation and can have Many Causes, which...
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  • Pancreatitis: Medicine and Linden High School
    Patient Education Plan on Pancreatitis Julia Ford NUR/427 February 15, 2011 Cindy Lyberger Pancreatitis Case Study Pancreatitis is a painful inflammatory condition in which the pancreatic enzymes are prematurely activated resulting in auto-digestion of the pancreas (American Pancreatic Association, 2010). The most common cause of pancreatitis are biliary tract disease and alcoholism, but can result from such things as abnormal organ structure, blunt trauma, penetrating peptic ulcers,...
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  • Drugs Study - 311 Words
    Generic Name | Brand Name | Classification | Mechanism of Action | Contraindication | Indication | Side Effects | Adverse Effects | Nursing Consideration | Mefenamic AcidDosage: 500 mg cap q 6 | Analmin | AnalgesicNon-SteroidalAnti-inflammatory | Mefenamic Acid has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic properties. It is derivative of N-phenyl anthranili acid. Mefenamic acid shows central as well as peripheral analgesia. It is an inhibitor of cyclo-oxygenase. It also antagonizes certain...
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  • Routine Occult Testing of Stool in Neonates
    Routine Occult Testing of Stool in Neonates Julie Ingle Western Governors University Occult testing of stool in neonates has become a widely practiced screening tool for the detection of hidden, or “occult” blood in the stool of infants in the newborn period and in the neonatal intensive care. Occult blood is blood not visible to the naked eye and can be indicative of a serious problem in infants. Testing for this blood has been largely questioned by medical professionals to determine...
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  • Tufting Enteropathy - 367 Words
    Tufting Enteropathy AKA: intestinal epithelial dysplasia (IED) Tufting enteropathy is a congenital disease that causes the villi in the gut to atrophy and deteriorate causing chronic diarrhea within the first few days of birth. Signs and symptoms: -Persistent diarrhea, despite any bowel rest – bowel actions usually range from 8-10 times per day – can be confused for looking like urine -Electrolyte imbalances and dehydration -Failure to thrive -Vomiting -An endoscopy/biopsy can...
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  • Diarrhea vs. Thrush - 608 Words
    Diarrhea vs. Thrush You know that feeling where you need to use the toilet so bad and you rush to the bathroom and don’t know if you’re going to make it? That feeling is diarrhea. Diarrhea describes loose, watery feces. It is a common condition that isn’t usually serious. It lasts about two to three days in most cases and can be treated with over the counter medication. The most common cause of diarrhea is stomach or intestinal flu. If the digestive tract recognizes a substance ingested to be...
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