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15 Sep 2010

Pharmacological effects and safe administration of Coumadin (warfarin)

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

“Coumadin is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Company,” (Bristol- Meyers Squibb Company, 2008) and is a trade name for the generic medication warfarin sodium,commonly known as warfarin. This paper explores the use of Coumadin (warfarin) in clinical practice,...

15 Sep 2010

A reflection on one student's preparation to transition from student nurse to graduate nurse

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

This author's personal philosophy of nursing draws from a variety of sources to form a comprehensive whole. Feminist ethics, and the ethics of care which derives from it, encourages health care professionals to look at clients as whole people, who fit into a social framework, and who have...

14 Sep 2010

A clinical portrait of a patient in crisis

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

In the spring of 2009 this author had the privilege to participate in the care of a twenty-seven year old woman who was recovering from a motor vehicle accident in which she had suffered multiple fractures of both her upper and lower extremities, as well as internal soft tissue injuries. This...

24 Aug 2010

Living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects roughly 5% of children in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). The specific criteria needed for identifying ADHD in children has been laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...

18 Aug 2010

Fundamentals of neuropsychology

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

The pavilion and the external auditory canal are parts of the external ear. The eardrum, the ossicles and tympanic fund are parts of the middle ear. The eustachian tube, the cochlea, the organ of Corti, the auditory nerve and the vestibular apparatus are parts of the inner ear. The auditory...

18 Aug 2010

Leukemia: Causes, effects and solutions

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The disease called Leukemia, also known as “blood cancer", primarily affects the bone marrow, spleen and lymph nodes. Children and the elderly people are the main victims of this cancer and men are more affected than women. In children, it affects 30% of all cancers. There...

18 Aug 2010

Euthanasia

Case study - 6 pages - Medical studies

A dying patient challenged me during my internship in the 1st year of nursing in the gastro-enterology north-east ward of Erasme Hospital. I had seen this person for six days (from 12 to 18 April 2008), and during these few days, her son made a euthanasia request for his mother to the medical...

16 Aug 2010

Psychogenic voice disorders

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

Communication is what distinguishes human beings from animals. It is a form of expression. There are many ways to express things, but the most commonly used form is communication. There are two types of communication: Verbal and non-verbal communication. Verbal or Oral communication is one of the...

16 Aug 2010

Rheumatism

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

Rheumatism is a term used for diseases that affect the joint and connective tissue. In general, rheumatic disorder refers to musculoskeletal diseases. Such disorders can be cured by various medicines and therapies. The study and the intervention with medication and therapy is called Rheumatology....

16 Aug 2010

Bronchiolitis

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

While I was completing my internship in a hospital, I was surprised by the large number of infants hospitalized in the pediatric ward. These infants were placed in chambers and were not brought out under any circumstances due to the risk of contacting some infection. Moreover, they were connected...

16 Aug 2010

Bird flu

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Avian influenza is caused by type A strains of influenza virus and is an infectious disease that affects birds. There are 15 known subtypes of avian influenza virus. Thus, there is a vast reservoir of potential influenza viruses circulating in the bird population. The virus that causes the...

16 Aug 2010

Anesthesia and overcoming physical suffering

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

The Mesopotamians were familiar with the properties of opium and sleeping pills, several centuries before the Christian era. Even the Egyptians knew how to prepare opium as did the Greek physicians, such as Claudius Galenus who used it to ease the pain of the patients. The Romans were apparently...

13 Aug 2010

Cloning is here to stay

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Earth's inhabitants live with a notion that nothing is impossible and the sky is the limit, and as such there are all kinds of concepts born everyday. Some are meant to cause more harm than good, while some are for the betterment of all. Some, even though will advance life, are difficult to...

13 Aug 2010

Physiotherapy and Osteopathy

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The advances made in medicine today have led to a longer life expectancy, than it was about thirty years ago. What was incurable two decades ago is now curable. Many complementary branches of medicine have been developed which helps people to get rid of ailments, thereby decreasing their drug...

10 Aug 2010

Nursing management of the client with respiratory failure

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

This paper focuses on what respiratory failure is, its classification and nursing management of the client with respiratory failure. It includes clinical manifestations, nursing assessment, potential nursing diagnosis and nursing interventions plus patient teaching. Respiratory failure occurs as...

09 Aug 2010

7 steps for curbing the carbohydrate craving monster

Essay - 1 pages - Medical studies

Plan your snacks very carefully. Self-denial can lead to overeating or binge eating. Allow yourself small sensible servings of your favorite foods. This may help to curb cravings. Take healthy snacks to work or school with you. Habits can be at the root of most food cravings. Find more nutritious...

06 Aug 2010

Genogram

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

As part of a class assignment, I constructed the attached four-generation genogram illustrating known blood relatives in my generation, two earlier generations and my daughters and nephews. A number of recurring traits appeared including child of divorce, asthma, and depression/suicide...

06 Aug 2010

Child and adolescent sleep disturbance

Thesis - 3 pages - Medical studies

In the past it was assumed that between infancy and adulthood, sleep needs followed a fairly smooth progression toward the adult norm. While, one way or another, small babies generally manage to take the sleep they need, adult sleep disorders have been increasingly recognized. ...

05 Aug 2010

Weight loss surgery, drugs and you

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

The weight loss surgery is beneficial to your health in a number of areas. Some of these benefits include improvement in disease conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, lower back pain and other illnesses. The weight loss surgery is not only for the severely obese patient, either. Maybe...

05 Aug 2010

An organic nation: Do conventional rearing methods pose a risk to human health?

Thesis - 1 pages - Medical studies

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about how food is produced and how its production affects its safety. Recently, there has been growing alarm expressed over the relationship between human bacteria's increasing resistance to treatment with antibiotics and antibiotic residues...

30 Jul 2010

Gardasil and human papillomavirus

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

Every decade or so, mankind become more effective in the treatment and prevention of disease. It is merely, as I am sure Darwin would put it, how the human race proves to be the fittest of the earth. We have found ways to recognize what is harmful and either eradicate the problem or control it in...

28 Jul 2010

Vaccination of fish against infectious diseases in aquaculture

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The role of aquaculture in providing a sustainable source of seafood to an ever increasing world population has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. In combination with an increasing world population, the reduction in the wild harvest, changes in consumer eating habits, the...

28 Jul 2010

Grooming behavior of rhesus monkeys raised in captivity

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Much evidence has now accumulated in support of this theory, originally put forth by Sigmund Freud in 1940. This served as the foundation upon which Harry Harlow based his experiments in 1962 on the early rearing environments of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). He found somewhat...

28 Jul 2010

Effect of dietary energy intake on egg production and bodyweight in white leghorn laying hens

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

It is generally assumed that feeding a higher energy density diet will enhance the production of laying hens. The only outstanding question in most people's minds is at what point the higher cost of the high energy diet exceeds the value of improved animal performance. The...

28 Jul 2010

Arthritis pain bee gone: Bee venom as a treatment for arthritis

Essay - 1 pages - Medical studies

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints that often causes intense pain, restricted movement, and disfigurement. It is one of the world's leading debilitating conditions that can affect both men and women, young and old. It affects millions of people worldwide, and its...

28 Jul 2010

A journey to heal

Thesis - 2 pages - Medical studies

Conventional Western medicine defines health as the absence of disease. This is generally what is sought by most people when they turn to traditional doctors, technology, and pharmaceuticals. For many, however, this solution will never provide complete healing, as the physical...

26 Jul 2010

Excitable tissue

Essay - 8 pages - Medical studies

*CNS contains about 1011 neurons. * The neuron is the basic building blocks of the N.S. * Muscle cells? contraction Neurons ? integration and transmission of nerve impulses * C.N.S neurons have different shapes a- 5 -7 processes ? dendrites,...

29 Jun 2010

Impact of information technology in the world of health

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Medical studies

In the world of health, information technology is a real challenge. Internal communication is the key factor for success in a medical organization. For example: the physicians must be reachable at any time, and must constantly be able to ascertain the health of their patients and the latest...

16 Jun 2010

Understanding the concept of human memory

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Historically, there has always been an interest in understanding the theory behind human memory, but a systematic study that started in the field of memory is less than a century old. An interest in the knowledge of memory and storage techniques have changed a little from what it was in...

16 Jun 2010

The A to Z of bioethics

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

The world of science is highly dynamic. It advances the way in which the human race is progressing. Scientific advances in the field of life sciences pose difficult ethical questions. These include questions on cloning, embryo research, patenting of life and the human genome. France has...