Essay on Clinical Integration Case Analysis

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The inflammatory response involves surrounding the tissue with cells and fluids that are designed to destroy and remove the intruders. Phagocytes are designed to engulf and digest foreign toxins through a process of phagocytosis. The main phagocytes are circulating neutrophils, eosinophils, monocytes, and macrophages (mccance 194). The most abundant type of white blood cell in the body is neutrophils whick kill and digest bacterial microorganisms. Normally the percentage present in the body should be between 55-70% (lab bokok). The patient level began at 83% during presurgery blood work and then dropped to 78.1 the following day, only to rise to 85.3 again during the next set of blood work. Her body has an elevated neutrophil count due …show more content…
Involved in this response are lymphocytes which include B and T cells (kccanc 194). Lymphocytes are the second most abundant type of white blood cell found. They are responsible for fighting chronic bacterial and acute viral infections. T cells are involved in cellular immune reactions while B cells work on humoral immunity involving antibody production. This should be 20-40% of the white blood cells present (lab book). However, in the patient they only accounted for 6.6% before surgery and 8.9% the next day. Her lymphocyte count would be decreased due to her cancer and removal of lymph nodes.. Lymphocytes are created in the bone marrow in adults and children as stem cells. They are not able to begin and immune response until they are matured in the lymph nodes. She had her pelvic aortic lymph node removed due to the possibility of cancer spreading from her ovaries. This would cause a decrease in the amount of lymphocytes produced until the body is able to compensate for the loss of tissue. She should be monitored for signs and symptoms of infections and begin her chemotherapy to make sure that the cancer has not spread to other lymph tissue. The patient has been taking Venlafaxin at home for treatment of her depression and panic disorder. Some of the common side effects of this drug are abdominal pain, weakness, headache,

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