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10 May 2009
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Examining the addictive properties of cocaine

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Throughout history human beings have been fascinated with chemicals and substances that alter the body's mental and physical states. Activities such as the chewing khat and smoking opium poppies have been exercised for hundreds of years in different cultures across the globe. Nevertheless, while...

09 May 2009
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Harmfulness of mobile phones

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

If I ask you what is the thing that you always have with you? You will probably answer: "my watch", "my purse" or "my diary"…but I am sure a lot of you will answer "my mobile phone"!! and it is normal, in fact, if you think well, this little device can replace all the things quoted before:...

09 May 2009
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A comparative study of the market potential of different cardiovascular drugs in the pharmaceutical industry

Case study - 56 pages - Medical studies

A sample size of 20 hospitals and 33 chemists was chosen from the region. The survey method chosen was pharmacy to pharmacy by conducting personal interview, the data collection was extended for over 45 days and 20 pharmacy in-charge and 33 chemists were interviewed and asked questions regarding...

04 May 2009
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How visual images are captured and encoded by the retina and represented in the primary visual cortex

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

Visual perception is the ability to interpret information from visual light reaching the eye, the resulting perception of this information is sight. Light is electromagnetic energy that is emitted in the form of waves, it is reflected off an object to enter the eye, and is refracted by the eye to...

30 Apr 2009
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Biological effects of ultrasound

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medical studies

Medical sonography, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and ultrasound-enhanced systemic thrombolysis are just three of the medical applications of the natural phenomenon of ‘ultrasound,' high frequency sound waves that are undetectable to the human ear. Ultrasound waves have a number...

29 Apr 2009
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Progress of Alzheimer's disease

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medical studies

Alzheimer's disease is a progressively debilitating condition that occurs in stages, from pre-Alzheimer changes in brain cognitive functioning to late stage deterioration. The disease process includes memory loss, lack of ability to perform formerly easily carried out higher-motor skill...

27 Apr 2009
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Olfaction and Alzheimer's: How and why are they connected?

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

For many years olfaction has been the most disregarded and least studied sense in the scientific and medical communities. Consequently, the amount of knowledge about how olfaction works is small compared to the vast knowledge we have about the other four human senses2. Olfaction is the chemical...

25 Apr 2009
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The care of an elderly person in the mental health system: A patient-led approach

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

This account will reflect on the skills of a nurse, observed at an older person's functional mental health unit. It will focus on the organization of care, and skills used when dealing with a Multi Disciplinary Team. (MDT) It gives an understanding of the skills used to clearly establish and...

25 Apr 2009
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The importance of accurate diagnosis of the mentally

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Assessment of a patient in an acute phase of mental illness could arguably be one of the most important tasks that a registered mental health nurse faces in their career. The importance of gaining the correct information at this critical stage leaves little margin for error. Sullivan (1990)...

25 Apr 2009
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A critical analysis of a health promotion initiative

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

One of the fundamental roles of the nurse is the promotion and maintenance of health as declared by the Vienna Declaration on nursing (1988) and cited in Salvage (1993). This reflective account, will discuss the presentation of a health promotion initiative by a third year mental health nursing...

25 Apr 2009
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An analysis of patient autonomy within the British mental health system

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

Being subject to Section three of the Mental Health Act 1983 removes some rights taken for granted by members of today's society. Patients subject to this Mental Health Act may find it difficult to exercise the right of autonomy, and furthermore face many ethical dilemmas whilst under a Mental...

24 Apr 2009
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Should body mass or lean body mass be used to calculate and prescribe resistance loads for the wingate test?

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

The purpose of this study was to determine whether assigned loads for the Wingate anaerobic cycle ergometer test (WAnT) test should be based on lean body mass (LBM) or body mass (BM) and to define optimal loads for eliciting maximal peak power output (PPO) which was used as the performance...

24 Apr 2009
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An analysis concerning whether or not V02 max data is different between male and female sample groups

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Abstract - Purpose: The study aimed to assess whether VO2 max data is significantly different between male and female sample groups when eliminating the affects of body mass (BM), this was analyzed through the use of scaling methods. Method: Subjects (33 male, 21 female) performed a V02 max test...

24 Apr 2009
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Cancer immunotherapy :Study of T-Cell antigen receptor signaling functions

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Cancer immunotherapy attempts to harness the immune system, including T cells, to target and eliminate malignant T cells in the host. However, generating efficient tumor immunity presents a major challenge to the scientist. The immune system is unable to recognize the tumor cells. These cells are...

23 Apr 2009
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A novel antibiotic drug delivery mechanism

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

On the most basic level, protein engineering entails changing an existing protein sequence for a new purpose.1 Although a rather young field, the last decade has seen a giant leap in the understanding of protein structure and function. The advent of DNA shuffling in 1994, for example, has led to...

23 Apr 2009
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Characterization of the niche for stem cell self-renewal in the hippocampus

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Shortly after John Gearhart's amazing discovery of isolating and growing embryonic stem cells in culture, he made the following prediction, “The potential of these unique, versatile cells for human biologic studies and medicine is enormous”. In fact, many have underestimated the...

22 Apr 2009
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Analyzing district nursing in relation to the diabetic patient

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

In today's National Health Service (NHS) developments in technology, changing patterns of disease and reduced length in hospital stays are putting district nurses at the heart of Government policy. Liberating the Talents, the governments framework for nursing in primary care (Department of Health...

21 Apr 2009
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Patient's right to refuse life sustaining treatment

Tutorials/exercises - 15 pages - Medical studies

Medicine and law overlap in regards to numerous issues, none more controversial than a patient's right to refuse life sustaining treatment. When a patient is suffering an incurable and irreversible medical condition they face the extremely difficult decision of whether or not to continue...

20 Apr 2009
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Legal and economic analysis of the use of performance enhancing drugs

Thesis - 13 pages - Medical studies

Drug testing of athletes has been a controversial issue since the dawn of sports competition. The use of performance enhancing drugs remains a heavily debated issue of sports policy that has reached the congressional and Supreme Court level. Athletes of all ages use performance enhancing drugs to...

16 Apr 2009
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A possible neural basis for autism: Oxytocin and vasopressin expression

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Medical studies

Autism is a devastating developmental disorder which is one of five disorders that are termed Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Autism is commonly associated with qualitative impairment in social interaction and communication as well as repetitive and stereotyped patterns of interest. These...

16 Apr 2009
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Effects of mindfulness meditation and citalopram on worry and brain activation in patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD)

Tutorials/exercises - 7 pages - Medical studies

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a type of anxiety disorder that affects over four million Americans in any year (NIMH, 2000). There is much research that shows anxiety can lead to a magnitude of health ailments, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, suppressed immune system, and...

15 Apr 2009
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A nursing management perspective of a critical incident report

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

The assignment will discuss a critical incident from a nursing management perspective, being an admission assessment experienced during placement. It is not a care study. There will be an overview of the nurse-managers responsibilities during the admission assessment and attention drawn to local...

15 Apr 2009
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An assessment of a nurse's work with an elderly person within the mental health environment

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

This account will reflect on the skills of a nurse, observed at an older person functional mental health unit. It will focus on the organization of care, and skills used when dealing with a Multi Disciplinary Team. (MDT) It gives an understanding of the skills used to clearly establish and...

13 Apr 2009
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Health care practices and clinical skills

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

The aim of this essay is to discuss health and maximizing the health and well being of a client with mental health problems. Factors, which can enhance the health and social well being of the client, such as anxiety management and relaxation therapy, will be identified; the role of the nurse in...

13 Apr 2009
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A critical appraisal of key perspectives related to medical sociology and the sexual behavior of teenagers

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

The purpose of this essay is to critically discuss the sociological factors that influence sexual behavior during adolescence. A period of physiological changes from puberty to adulthood where society's perception and treatment of both boys and girls begins to change, also a period where...

13 Apr 2009
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The importance of eating whilst recovering in a hospital

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

The Hungry in Hospital report concerns the importance of food in relation to nutrition, and how nutrition is important when people are ill in terms of the healing process. It explores how food is therefore part of a patient's treatment, the reputation of hospital food, and suggests that health is...

13 Apr 2009
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A critical analysis concerning one aspect of the nursing care of older people who require palliative care

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Cancer is a significant health problem in the UK today and according to Redfern and Ross (1999) is a major cause of mortality in the ageing population. Brooker and Nicol (2003) added that cancer is a medical diagnosis that covers the most distinctive diseases. Cancer Research Campaign (1999)...

13 Apr 2009
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A discussion concerning electronic fetal monitoring

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

So much has been written on electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) that it is legitimate to ask if there is anything new to say. This ubiquitous piece of technology has been rigorously evaluated over 20 years by randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews, and more recently has been the...

13 Apr 2009
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How does dietary status affect carcinogenesis?

Case study - 10 pages - Medical studies

Cancer is a multi-factoral disease resulting from the perturbation of the normal regulatory processes of a cell. Cancer cells are generated from healthy cells by an accumulation of genetic alterations. These alterations can take the form of mutations, losses, amplifications or re-arrangements in...

13 Apr 2009
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A critical analysis of issues in nursing management

Case study - 12 pages - Medical studies

As nurses strive to be recognized as professionals, the expansion and application of evidence in nursing is progressively becoming vital within the nursing discipline (Achterberg et al 2006). Patients have the right to expect the best care that will promote their well-being. This essay will...