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    Sarcoidosis Research Paper

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    multi-organ disease.1 Sarcoidosis is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is important to rule out other granulomatous disease such as berylliosis, tuberculosis, fungal infection, and lymphoma.3 Laboratory studies Laboratory screening includes complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel, urinalysis with 24-hour urine calcium, thyroid function testing, tuberculosis screening, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)…

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    Current vaccination for prevention of tuberculosis is limited to the bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. It has prevented a large number of potential TB deaths each year, yet remains controversial due to its highly variable protection against pulmonary disease. The BCG vaccine has been administered since 1921 and after years of use in countries with high TB rates, its effectiveness at eradicating TB as a public health problem has been suboptimal [1]. While BCG vaccination in infants has been…

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    Communicable diseases continue to be a major problem globally accounted Gupta and Guin(2010), viewed on different pointers as potentially dangerous diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS, Tuberculosis TB and Malaria. Gupta et al reckoned other diseases are less malicious…

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    Medical Management Treatment The patient needs to be the hospitalized for close monitoring. Airborne isolation precaution needs to be initiated. If the patient’s AFB smear show MTB, TB treatment should be initiated. The law obligate to report all active TB to the local health department (ASA, 2000). This will help to identify and screen persons who have come in contact with the patient which untimely reduce the incidence of TB. In term of medications, this patient will be treated with…

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    Health, Food and Globalization If the movement of people, food, and manufactured goods can have such a negative impact on public health, should steps be taken to reduce these flows? What other options are there for lowering the spread of global diseases? I feel like in the world we live in today it is nearly impossible to reduce the flow of people coming and going. Globalization has introduced the migration of people and it has taken on an immense effect all over the world. Unless things change…

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    I discovered research during my last year at medical school at University of San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. I was very interested in Tuberculosis (TB) treatment in children and I prepared my first research project to evaluate effects of therapy in children TB positive born from TB infected mothers. I was captivated by research since then. After graduation, my eager to learn more about research motivated me to accepted a position as a study research coordinator in Cardiology and Heart…

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    Tragically in the next five years the world will be faced with new challenges. However, the United States will be faced with the most. The most eminent challenge the U.S. will face is HIV/AIDS. Like majority of the american population I have baffled around with the topic. Most people who speak or make comments about HIV or AIDS are conversations of Ignorance. I never personally knew anyone who has contracted the virus but I have always been subconsciously curious about the topic. HIV is a virus…

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    HIV Infection Stages

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    lower in weak immune systems (1). An infected person is considered to have AIDS in two ways. First, when the number of CD4 cells is lower than 200 cubic millimeter of blood (1). Second, when he develops one or more opportunistic infection such as Tuberculosis (TB) and Pneumonia (1). Unfortunately, the life expectancy for a person with AIDS without treatment is about three years, but if he has a severe opportunistic illness, it will decrease to one year (1). In 2015, there were 36.7 million…

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    Since the first cases were reported in 1981, AIDS has been affecting the lives of many people in the United States. Perceptions of HIV/AIDS have change dramatically over the pass of the years. Contracting the HIV virus meant a death sentence, however with medical improvements and the introduction of more efficient drugs a person with HIV can in a way live a normal life. And because of the advances in medicine people infected with HIV are living longer. Nevertheless, after a person gets infected…

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    Mary Fisher’s “A Whisper of AIDS” speech is arguably one of the most important speeches ever given in American history. When discussing the epidemic of AIDS, Fisher gives a voice to the victims who do not have the power to be heard, she makes the audience realize that change needs to be made because not addressing the problem just because it is not your problem, only makes it worse. She changes the mindset of many people as she gets her point across the audience that people with AIDS are human…

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