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    Essay On Anoxic Injury

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    attention. A lack of consciousness indicates that there is very little to no oxygen getting to the brain and it is unable to perform. Affected Body Systems The most common body system that an anoxic brain injury injures is the brain and nervous system. Anoxic birth injury also involves the respiratory and cardiovascular systems as well. Normally, when all is well, oxygen is able to flow correctly between the heart, lungs and brain. Blood carries nutrients and oxygen-rich blood to all organ systems; giving the organs the means to keep running smoothly. When a baby is unable to receive oxygen, the body starts to build up lactic acid and levels of carbon dioxide go up, causing an acidic environment. The acidic environment and the hypoxia causes the heart to not pump correctly and less oxygen and other nutrients can get to the brain and other body systems; causing damage (Reiter, 2015). The severity of damage depends on how long the baby was in that state for. Long term complications depend on how early the baby was born and how long the baby was deprived of oxygen. Preterm babies usually do not have the symptoms that full term babies do because their nervous systems are different (Reiter, 2015). Common long term complications, such as seizures, are common because the nerves may cause huge misfires, causing the seizures to occur. Nursing Interventions A nurse presented with a case of a family with a child with a chronic illness has many roles. Emotional…

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    Nequasset Case Study

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    Problem What is the aquatic health of the Nequasset lake tributaries as analyzed through chemical and biological parameters as well as physical habitat assessment? What factors, both natural and human-influenced, contribute (positively or negatively) to the health of the Nequasset lake tributaries? Background Information Weather or not we realize it, as people that (presumably) live in the Bath area, the streams that flow into Nequasset are very important to our survival. They are numerous, and…

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    Case Study: COPD

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    S. presents signs of right-sided heart failure with peripheral edema, a ventricular gallop, and distended jugular vein. . Hypoxia will lead to the pulmonary hypertension (Copstead & Banasik, 2010, pg.484). To sum all of this up, COPD is a domino effect of abnormal occurrences in a patient’s lungs that will ultimately lead to a patient’s death. 2. How would the consequences of the COPD of R.S. (identified in question 1) differ from those of emphysematous COPD? R.S. is a type B chronic bronchitis…

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    Imagine, you're walking down the street, and you suddenly lose your breath, you find it impossible to breathe, now you're slowly suffocating and your oxygen has been completely depleted. If this were to happen it would be a terrible scenario and it's a reality for some fish and other marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The area in the Gulf of Mexico that is noted for oxygen depletion is called the “dead zone”. A dead zone, also known as a hypoxia zone, is an area with little to no dissolved…

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    Environmental Hypoxia Essay

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    Introduction: Research comparing the effects of environmental hypoxia with that of normoxia provides scientists with important information about the human physiological response with respect to the conditions of rest and exercise. Hypoxia can occur under normobaric or hypobaric conditions; however, normobaric hypoxia will be the focus of this investigation. Naughton et al., state that during hypobaric hypoxia, partial pressure of O2 (PO2) drops and O2 concentrations remain the same; whereas,…

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    Essay On Hypoxia

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    Physiological Effects of Decreased Atmospheric Pressure At lower altitudes such as sea level, the main stimulation for ventilation is carbon dioxide. (7) At high altitudes, hypoxia stimulates ventilation. (7) However, hypoxia only stimulates ventilation when the partial pressure of inspired oxygen is reduced to roughly 13.3kPa, and is at an altitude of 3000m or more. (7) When the inspired partial pressure of oxygen is 13.3kPa, alveolar oxygen pressure is 8kPa. (7) As hypoxia continues to…

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    Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder, caused by brain damage, which affects body movement and muscle coordination. “The brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing — before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth” (MyChild, 2016). No two cases of cerebral palsy are alike. Cerebral palsy is life altering and those diagnosed with this chronic disease have to learn to adapt in every different aspect…

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    What Is Cerebral Palsy?

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    Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders that tend to develop in early childhood. The disorder originates in the cerebellum, which is located dorsally to the superior part of the brain and is composed of two hemispheres. In a healthy body, the cerebellum receives information from the spinal cord and then regulates motor movements. The cerebellum is composed of about half of the brain’s neurons. This does not mean that the disorder cannot develop in adulthood, however cases such…

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    Journal of Clinical Biomechanics showed that there is an actual increase in muscle and tendon length after a bout of stretching the muscle. They hypothesize that the transient increase after an acute session of stretching could be increased if the protocol was continued over a period of time (4). This increase in muscle length might be a great importance to a person with spastic cerebral palsy in lessening the amount of tension placed on joint structures and allowing them to have a greater range…

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    Hidden Dangers

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    Hidden Dangers A list of pros and cons can be assigned to everything, unfortunately, computers and cell-phones, though amazing, are not exempt from this. Cons can refer to many things, but the one biggest downfall that is worth looking into is the unforeseen impact that technology has on the human body. The three main parts of the body that are being affected negatively include the eyes, brain, and neck/back. The latest and greatest technology seems to be what everyone wants to get their hands…

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