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Essential of Pathophysiology I LP1 Essay Inflammation What is inflammation? This is term that is used to describe a reaction of localized tissues that is irritated, or can be cause because of an injury, infection, redness and swelling. There are several types of disease that cause severe inflammation, one disease that is very bad is Encephalitis this is an inflammation of the brain. This particular condition can happen to anyone at any age, all over the...

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Sarcoidosis: A Disease of Unknown Cause that Leads to Inflammation

edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/lung/sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is a disease of unkown cause that leads to inflammation. This disease affects your body’s organs. These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is gone, the cells and the inflammation go away. In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesnt go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas...

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Inflammation and free radicals: • Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense against irritation, toxic foods and chemicals, infections and other foreign invaders. However, there are times when the appropriate immune response to control infections, allergies and toxins is disrupted. The immune system can then shift into a chronic state of inflammation, which is now recognized as a major factor in most chronic health problems. Free radicals are produced during normal metabolism and cell function...

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Appendicitis: Inflammation and Single Abdominal Incision

waster or a hard piece of fecal stool can become trapped in an orifice or the cavity that the runs the length of your appendix and colon. An infection may occur when you get a gastrointestinal viral infection, or it can come of other types of inflammations in your abdominal cavity. As with both of these cases, bacteria may follow rapidly, causing the appendix to become swollen and filled with pus and it will rupture. My sister had her appendix removed when she was 11, and was lucky to not have it...

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Running Injuries

spasm Swelling and bruising IMMEDIATE: RICE Recovery: Compression bandage, heat Can require surgery if bad enough Iliotibial band Syndrome Pain over lateral femoral epicondyle (side of knee) Overuse may cause shortening Repetition causes inflammation Pain, initially relieved by rest Pain might radiate forwards and downward Worse when running especially downhill RICE IT Stretching Anti-inflammatory medicine Ultrasound, corticosteroid injection, orthotics? Patellofemoral Syndrome Pain...

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Everything on Bursitis

Bursitis is a disorder that causes pain in the body's joints. It most commonly affects the shoulder and hip joints. It is caused by an inflammation of the bursa, small fluid-filled bags that act as lubricating surfaces for muscles to move over bones. This inflammation usually results from overactivity of an arm or leg. What is bursitis? Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa (the plural form is bursae) is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between...

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Wound Vac

Missing teethDry mouthReports bad taste in mouthHalitosisWhite patches on tongue. Improvement in condition of oral mucosa.Goal Criteria: The patient will reduce potential for infection by maintaining a healthy oral cavity as evidenced by:· absence of inflammation and discomfort· Pink, moist, intact mucosa. The Student nurse will:1. Instruct and assist client to perform oral hygiene as often as needed (after meals, bedtime) using a soft bristle toothbrush and floss teeth gently.2. Avoid use of mouth washes...

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The Effects of Abortion

to infections can occur due to an abortion. Often times, after an abortion, permanent damage is done. This is due to infection in the womb and fallopian tubes; therefore, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is the inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries due to scar tissue to these and surrounding organs. As a result, this causes chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and miscarriages when a woman decides that it is time to have a baby later on in life. One...

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Rheumatoid arthritis

better understanding on how she feels on a day to day basis. I will be learning about the pathology, current treatment plans, and the complications Rheumatoid arthritis comes with. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation in the lining of joints and other organs. The immune system helps to protect a person’s body from disease and infections. However if they have an autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. R.A. can affect...

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Immune System and Classical Pathway

1. The pediatrician described Jason’s pharynx, uvula, and tonsils as swollen and red. What are the four cardinal signs of inflammation, and how does each relate to changes in the blood vessels at a site of inflammation? Heat, redness, swelling and pain and according to the book loss of movement in in a joint. The damaged or in this case the infected area is inundated with phagocytes (neutrophils and macrophages) and what is called complement is activated and if the classical pathway is used that...

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