Clostridium botulinum

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  • Clostridium Botulinum Research Paper

    Clostridium Botulinum is a gram positive, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum. Clostridium Botulism can cause placcid paralysis, where muscles become limp and cannot contract. Clostridium Botulinum is a potentially fatal micro intoxication, which is a food poisoning microorganism that can cause health problems. Clostridium Botulinum is odor less and taste less and only a small amount needs to be consumed to be fatal. Clostridium Botulinum can be transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food, from improperly preserved home processed foods such as, corn, beets and green beans, along with tomatoes and cucumbers. Clostridium Botulinum can also be transmitted via sharing hypodermic needles from elicit drug use,…

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  • Food Recall Case Study

    The product is distributed at ambient temperature, has a shelf life of one year, does not require re-heating and has been on sale for one month. Hazard Identification: The bacterium Clostridium botulinum could grow during product distribution and storage. Cl. botulinum causes botulism, a condition where a person, who eats food where Cl. botulinum has grown and produced toxin, can die. Exposure Assessment: The product conditions and shelf life are suitable for Cl. botulinum to grow and produce…

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  • Botox-A Synthesis

    Cosmetic Use of Botulinum Toxin Type A Introduction Botulinum toxin was first identified as a cause of food poisoning over 100 years ago (Carruthers and Carruthers, 2009). Since then, there has been an identification of seven different serotypes labeled A-G; all produced by different strains of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum (Hurkadle et al., 2012). Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) is the main and most well-studied serotype that is used in cosmetic (Hurkadle et al., 2012). The BTX-A can be…

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  • Migraine Headache Research Paper

    can 't dissociated the difference between migraines and tension headaches. Migraines tend to interfere with the nervous system affected the site, causing regurgitation and nausea. Tension headaches usually don 't associate with that type of interference. Not saying tension headaches are less harmful but episodic tension headaches can lead to migraines. Adding information, Botox has been around over 14 years approved by the FDA since 2002. Botox is not only for beauty but it has been a solution…

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  • Paramedic Injury

    This disease occurs when blood supply to the tissue is delayed by the wound, so the tissue becomes anaerobic, and the tissue begins to die (Pietrangelo, 2012). If the wound is contaminated with endospores of Clostridium, the wound will be infected with the disease known as gas gangrene. Gas gangrene is typically caused by improper cleaning of the wound, crushed tissue and deep lacerations. Common symptoms are swelling, redness, pain, blisters with foul-smelling drainage, dark red or black skin…

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  • Tetanus Case Study

    Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is an acute and potentially life-threatening infection caused by toxins released from the bacteria Clostridium tetani. It is commonly found in soil, fecal matter and dust in areas that tend to by hot and humid. The bacteria enter the body through open wounds or cuts, causing bacterial infection in those that have not been vaccinated or have not received the proper vaccination. Tdap should be administered in three doses during normal childhood vaccinations and it…

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  • Florastor Case Studies

    Thank you for you information request on Florastor® (Saccharomyces boulardii) and prevention of Clostridium difficile. As you stated earlier, Ms. JS was recently transferred from another facility to Llano Estacado Estates for a higher level of care. JS is an 84 year old, female patient that has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hypothyroidism, constipation, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). She is currently on the following medications: Aricept®…

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  • Side Effects Of Overconsumption Of Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are one of the most common prescription given by doctors. Antibiotics are considered as antibacterial drug that are used to treat infections which is affected from bacteria, antibiotics play a vital role in treating bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not cure every illness it just cure infections caused by bacteria but it does not treat infections caused by virus ,so before taking any antibiotics doctor’s prescription is very essential ,whether the patient is suffering from viral…

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  • Sodium Difficile In Nursing Essay

    nurses we have many responsibilities and duty requirements. On a daily basis we treat, provide management, and assist our patients to returning to their baseline health status. Nurses promote healthy habits and most importantly educate our patients on disease prevention, infection control and proper health maintenance. Although, the only way to effectively do so falls on the nurse 's responsibility to remain up to date with current nursing practice and most importantly evidence-based practice.…

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  • Essay On Healthcare Acquired Infections

    infections, surgical site infections, and even meningitis. Gram-negative bacteria are resistant to most antibiotics which is what makes them so difficult to treat. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a multi-drug resistant infection with gram-negative rods. More specifically, MRSA is a type of staff bacterium that is resistant to a certain type of antibiotics called beta-lactams. Healthcare acquired-MRSA is typically a skin infection but it can progress into a…

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