Bowel obstruction

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  • Althoug Stamina Narrative Report

    My hands were retracting away long segments of bowel with a blue cloth inside of the body cavity while the surgeon dissected through healthy tissue to reach underlying structures. My hands feel the patient’s blood pressure bounding against the vessels that have delivered oxygen and nutrients to his vital organs for 19 short years. My hands reach for the tubes that the surgeon will use to canalize the aorta. Foresight is important in surgery, so I am prepared for the next step with him. The surgeon finds the correct landmarks to clamp the aorta and the cross clamping time is called out to everyone in the operating room. The surgeon’s words hang in the air as there is one less beating heart amongst us. The sound of the heart rate monitor ceases, and we are left with the white noise of the suction machine. Taking part in the process of procuring organs and the transplant itself as a medical student has changed my outlook of life and death in indescribable ways.…

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  • Intussusception Case Study Essay

    Weaver, PA-S Bethel University History of Present Illness On 8/3/2015 a 45 year old African American male presented to the ER with a chief compliant of diffuse abdominal pain and trouble having a bowel movement. The patient stated that he was experiencing rectal pain with bloody stools. He also complained of feeling his bowels pulling. The patient stated that he has lost roughly 40 pounds in the past month without trying to lose weight. He stated that this has been going on for 2 months…

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  • Bowel Cancer Essay

    Understanding of the subjective illness experience of bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is crucial in managing the illness and coping with patients (Johansson, Axelsson, Berndtsson& Brink, 2014). The subjective experience of illness is largely shaped by the social understanding of cancer, economic burdens and relationship between family members. It various among patients and their family members. My grandma was diagnosed with stage III (curable) bowel cancer 13 years ago at the age…

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  • Research Paper On Crohn's Disease

    chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the intestines causing swelling and irritation. Most commonly it affects the small intestines and beginning of the large intestine, but can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s can affect men and women of all ages, but is likely to affect people between the ages of 20-29. “Currently about 1.5 million people suffer from Crohn’s Disease in the United States” (Benson), and with no known causes of the…

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  • Annotated Bibliography: White Collar Crimes

    the use of statutes regarding perjury, obstruction of justice, and false statements to get white collar criminals. White collar crimes are among the toughest crimes in America to solve. White collar crimes vary from Fraud to embezzlement to scams. Corporate fraud, healthcare fraud, identity theft and public corruption are among the major threats to the security of the U.S. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) list many more crimes and has a database than goes in depth about each and every…

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  • Factors Of Crohn's Disease

    Crohn’s Disease is a systemic autoimmune disorder progressively rising in the United States. People of all ages are affect. But, it seems to be more dominant in people between the ages of 14 – 35, including those that smoke cigarettes, family members with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Jewish descent. Crohn’s disease is chronic, causing abnormal inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, affecting the end of the small intestine to the beginning of large intestine. It affects the…

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  • A Day Never Changed My Life

    Not only did I have a headache and stomach pains, but I was vomiting everywhere and experienced frequent bowel movements. I attempted to drink water, but that did not even sit well on my stomach. With me not being able to hold anything in my stomach, my mom rushed me back to the hospital. Once again, my temperature was taken, but this time, it read “105̊ ”. My mom explained to the triage nurse how my symptoms differed from my previous visit. Once taken to the back, the doctors did not run any…

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  • Should Vaccines Be Required Essay

    Furthermore, another vaccine for rotavirus was pulled from the market after nine months when it was discovered that it could cause bowel obstruction (Simonsen, L., Viboud, C., Elixhauser, A., Taylor, R. J., & Kapikian, A. Z., 2005). In other words, the manufacturer did not do the proper research to test the side effects before they sent it to market. As a result, the pharmaceutical manufacturers cannot be trusted. Accordingly, no organization should have the entire power of regulation and…

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  • Case Study: The Crohn's And Colitis Foundation

    and Colitis Foundation of America has been around for the past 50 years trying to find a cure for these two debilitating inflammatory bowl diseases (IBD). For the past five decades, it has been the CCFA’s duty to try and improve the quality of life of every one of the patients who struggle on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, each and every day millions of volunteers make it possible for this organization to receive the finances and support they need in order for researchers to explore and…

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  • Ulcerative Colitis Research Paper

    These ulcers will cause discomfort and ultimately lead to emptying the colon many times in a day.” (“Crohn 's & Colitis,” (n.d.). Ulcerative Colitis is a form of Irritable Bowel Disease; not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The difference between the two being that IBD causes inflammation of the bowels and can lead to tiredness and rectal bleeding; whereas IBS does not cause inflammation, fatigue, or rectal bleeding. Ulcerative Colitis only affects the lining of the large intestine;…

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