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24 Mar 2009
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Pressure ulcer program proposal

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

Pressure ulcers are one of the largest risks facing patients in hospitals today. The program that is described in this proposal sets out an agenda for dealing with this problem in a way that focuses on prevention. It is important because increasing numbers of patients are entering...

18 Mar 2009
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Profession in Dentistry

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

What do you want to be when you grow up? I've been asked this question many times since I was young. My reply was always rapid and quick from a teacher to a nurse to a tattoo artist. My answer changed as frequently as I changed my socks. This question, however,...

18 Mar 2009
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The evidence for a link between stress and ill health

Thesis - 4 pages - Medical studies

This essay is going to examine the evidence for a link between stress and ill health. It will include sections on what stress is, how it is caused and its effects on the body and the mind. This essay is going to look at and evaluate different psychologist's views on stress and the effects...

17 Mar 2009
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What's wrong with May?

Thesis - 6 pages - Medical studies

In April 2006, a 92-year-old Caucasian widow, May C., fell in her kitchen 10 miles west of Yakima, Washington, resulting in a compound fracture of her right femur. May called her LifeLine service for help and was transported to Providence Yakima Medical Center. Surgical repair of...

05 Mar 2009
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An investigation into the effect of exercise on clinical depression

Thesis - 7 pages - Medical studies

Problems with depression are by no means limited to those who are clinically diagnosed as being so. Generalised, negative affect is experienced by everyone throughout the course of a lifetime. Usually, non clinical depression is linked to some kind of stressor in the environment which can be...

05 Mar 2009
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The 'OneWorld' health model and the prospects for future development of therapeutics for infectious disease of the developing world

Thesis - 15 pages - Medical studies

Despite the vast improvements in health care and prevention of infectious diseases in the developed world, six out of ten deaths in the developing world can still be directly attributed to infectious disease. Diarrheal diseases, lower respiratory infections, malaria, measles, TB, and...

26 Feb 2009
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Distinguishing 'health promotion' from 'disease prevention'

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Over approximately the past one hundred and fifty years there has seen a series of shifts in our definitions of health and disease and, as a result, also in the approaches taken by governments and health professionals towards it. After an initial focus on sanitation and public health in the late...

27 Jan 2009
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Marfan Syndrome

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by deformities in the skeletal, cardiovascular, and ocular systems. MFS is caused by a defect in the fibrillin-1 gene (FBN1), located on chromosome 15 at 15q21. Discovery: Marfan syndrome was first described in 1896 by Antoine...

21 Jan 2009
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Lupus

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Recognition of gender and ethnicity from the health aspect has become increasingly imperative for medical practitioners. They are realizing the importance of evaluating health risk factors for both male and female, majority and minority groups, and young and old citizens. As diverse as the...

15 Jan 2009
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Autism

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Autism manifests itself before the age of three years. It is one of the five existing pervasive developmental disorders, which are regarded as neuro-developmental disorders. They are diagnosed on a group of three behavioral impairments or dysfunctions: impaired social interaction,...

15 Jan 2009
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Investigating the role of a gene suspected to be part of the hedgehog signaling pathway in Drosophila

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

Though Hedgehog (hh) has many homologues in vertebrates that signal through the same pathway, involving homologue proteins involved in Drosophila, leading to different effects on the organism (though all imply the morphogen feature of hedgehog), we will focus on its signalling pathway in the...

15 Jan 2009
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As a result of the practice of organ transplantation, do we ultimately require a re-thinking of the meaning of death?

Essay - 7 pages - Medical studies

Ever since its inception in the 1950s, organ transplantation has been accompanied by questions about the ethics of taking organs from the dead and living and giving them to others. Discussions abound among physicians, ethicists, policy makers, and the public. At first living and willing relatives...

13 Jan 2009
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Clinical tests in developing countries and pharmaceutical ethics issues

Thesis - 10 pages - Medical studies

The clinical trials performed on humans by the pharmaceutical companies are essentials for the advancement of the knowledge of human health. After the terrible Nazis experimentation during the Second World War, some actions have been taken to protect the participants of the clinical trials. Many...

13 Jan 2009
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The Health Care System in the UK

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

The first national strike in the NHS for nearly 20 years took place in London in September last year. This seems to be of bad omen for the British Health Care system. Before we go further into the subject, let us remember how health care used to be before any protection system existed in the UK....

12 Jan 2009
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The consecration of the patient's autonomy

Thesis - 11 pages - Medical studies

Pain, suffering and death are to some extent, inevitable in human life, though Health care must always seek to eliminate unnecessary suffering and untimely death. But it is easy to recognise that prolonging the process of dying us often undesirable. The difficulty encountered by medical teams is...

09 Jan 2009
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Cost literature review: Assisted reproductive techniques and In-vitro fertilization

Thesis - 11 pages - Medical studies

According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, fertility problems affect 7.3 million of women and their partners in the United States. That compromises about twelve percent of the population of reproductive age (American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2008). The majority of...

17 Nov 2008
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The birth of Antisepsis

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Joseph Lister's publication of “On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery” presented to the medical world Lister's method of using antiseptics made from carbolic acid during surgery. Lister hoped to use disinfectants to not only effectively heal more surgical patients but...

11 Nov 2008
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Understanding children with Asperger's Syndrome through visual art

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

It is believed by many that art is one of the most basic ways that people communicate their inner feelings, thoughts and values with the world outside themselves. This is particularly true of children, who are often times painfully honest in expressing how they see themselves and others by...

11 Nov 2008
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Conquering chronic illness: Treating the person as well as the disease

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

A chronic illness is an affliction in which many areas of life are affected. “In the United States, nearly one third of the population experiences severe chronic pain at some point in life. It is currently the most common cause of long-term disability, partially or totally disabling...

06 Oct 2008
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How does LSD work?

Essay - 9 pages - Medical studies

LSD is a highly potent hallucinogen which can profoundly alter consciousness. The exact causal mechanism of this drug is unknown, but much information about its effects on the brain has accumulated over the past few decades. Understanding the causal mechanism behind its action may have...

30 Sep 2008
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Oriental medicine: A healing method proven effective through the test of time

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

My sophomore year of high school was one of trials and tribulations, and contained a lot of extreme ups and downs. While some Western doctors might have diagnosed me differently, my acupuncturist, Lauri Doyle of San Luis Obispo, said I simply had a hormone imbalance which is very common in...

25 Sep 2008
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Medical negligence: Minor patients & consent

Case study - 8 pages - Medical studies

Modern legal and ethical requirements have significantly impacted doctors' approach to patient involvement in decisions in relation to treatment with a “discernible tendency to overload the information dumped upon patients about infinitesimal risks until the unhappy souls are either scared...

25 Sep 2008
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Methamphetamines

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

In 1927, the U.S. medical community began to use ephedrine, which is the active ingredient in ma haung, a plant, to open bronchial passages in patients with asthma. As the supplies of naturally occurring Ephedra vulgaris began to dwindle, pharmaceutical companies began to search for a synthetic...

10 Sep 2008
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The efficacy of Needle Exchange Program

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

A review of the literature concerning the efficacy of needle exchange programs show that such programs work well in reducing rates of HIV and other infections among IV drug users. Further, such programs neither encourage addiction or increase rates of experimentation with intravenous...

10 Sep 2008
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Stress and postpartum depression

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

Many women experience some mood changes after childbirth. The mild form of mood alteration experienced by two-thirds of mothers following the birth of a child is commonly known as postpartum blues. This is a mild, transient change in mood which usually begins within one to five days following...

05 Aug 2008
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Top facts about Anorexia Nervosa

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medical studies

In a society that is becoming more commercialist and consumer-driven, it is inevitable that standards of beauty become the focus of many, especially women who are the general targets of many advertisements and products. It is because of the prevalence of the idea that “thin is in” that...

04 Aug 2008
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Music as therapy: The pain and anxiety reducing properties of music

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

This literature review examined the effect of music on pain and anxiety in preoperative patients and burn victims as well as older people with osteoarthritis. Studies that explored the effect of music intervention generally allowed subjects to listen to self-selected music during the...

01 Aug 2008
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Huntington and the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease (HD)

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medical studies

Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with an established genetic origin. Adult onset HD is characterized by motor dysfunction, cognitive decline and psychiatric disturbance (Ranen et al., 1993 and Harper, 1996). Initially symptoms include depression,...

30 Jul 2008
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Methods of transmission: Dengue fever

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Medical studies

The adventurous tourist, obliviously hacking his way through the jungles of Brazil, is first aware of a faint buzzing noise, then a tiny sting on his arm. The smack of his hand seems to have taken care of the problem: he has merely been bitten by a mosquito, so it seems there is no reason...

30 Jul 2008
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Is abortion immoral?

Thesis - 8 pages - Medical studies

Abortion is an issue that has probably become one of the most controversial issues that are debated in the United States and in other countries today. Different schools of thoughts have different ideas and opinions regarding abortion, some ideas are pro-abortion and some argue for the abolishment...