Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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  • Essay: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

    While some pursue medicine for the paycheck, prestige, or simply to carry on the family business, my desire for pursuing a career in medicine has been driven by another motive entirely. The odds were one out of 15,000 and I was chosen — I was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) at the age of eight. CAH is a genetic disorder that affects the general health, growth, and development of the body. Not only does this condition involve the taking of daily medication for the rest of my life, I am also left with a compromised immune system and chronic fatigue. Despite such a grim prognosis, I found that my CAH was a blessing in disguise. I discovered that I could help others — specifically children and their families — facing diseases…

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  • Congenital Surgery Case Study Examples

    NUMBER [Number] [Name] is an almost 25-year-old girl who has a diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which is definitely a very severe form. I first met her in 1995, when I was working at [Place] and doing an outreach clinic in [Place]. She was diagnosed with a disorder in the newborn period and did undergo genital surgery, with removal of her clitoris and establishment of a normal external female genitalia. She has been highly noncompliant in taking her medications and has missed them…

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  • Epoprostenol Research Paper

    Epoprostenol • Definition of epoprostenol (Flolan). - Epoprostenol belongs to some hormones which present in the body naturally called prostaglandins. - It is derived from arachidonic acid . This medication is taken by a continuous injection in the vein by the use of an infusion pump . - Generic Name: Epoprostenol sodium - Brand Name : Flolan Fig. 1 Chemical structure of epoprostenol • During comparison between two GPs of patients with PPH.one of them are treated with…

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  • Five Family Values

    A congenital disorder is a birth defect or is a condition that exists at or before birth regardless of cause. (Boston’s Children’s Hospital, n.d) An example of this disorder would be Down syndrome. This population group would be difficult for me to work with because of a lack of understanding. The challenge in working with this particular population would be the lack of communication, which would hinder how much help I would be able to provide. Although it would be difficult, as a Generalist…

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  • Solving Problems In Kyle Maynard's No Excuses

    According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health (covering Infancy through Adolescence), an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with all or part of a limb missing. The condition described in these statistics is known as congenital amputation, and covers everything from missing toes to missing limbs such as legs and feet. The book No Excuses tells of the life of the author, Kyle Maynard, and his battle with the limitations of his body. He is a congenital amputee who was born without both…

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  • Essay On Gastroschisis

    Many parents when asked the sex of their baby would respond with, “It doesn't matter as long as the baby is healthy,” or something along those lines. Every parent's hope is to have a healthy child. Considering all the birth defects that could happen while a child is developing in the womb, this would be all I’d hoped for too. One birth defect is gastroschisis. Gastroschisis is a birth defect that develops in a baby during pregnancy. This defect happens when an opening forms in the baby's…

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  • Depersonalization: A Response To My Encounters With Stress

    Jerry’s death, which took a mental toll on me. It made me feel an abundance of sadness. This event was a stressor that affected me socially. For the first few days after finding out about what happened, I isolated myself from everyone except my boyfriend, Skyler. I dreaded talking to people because the first thing they would ask me is, “How are you?”. I avoided this question because reliving the grief only drained me further. I was so stressed out about the event that I felt emotionally…

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  • Glucocorticoids Case Study

    Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones which are produced predominantly in response to stress in the adrenal gland (Davis & Sandman 2010; Korgun et al. 2012). The physiological effects of glucocorticoids occur when the hormone are bind to, and mediated by the glucocorticoid receptor (Erhuma 2012). It plays a wide range of vital physiological roles that are necessary for healthy implantation and pregnancy processes (Korgun et al. 2012). As glucocorticoids are critical in the regulation of the…

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  • Alpha Waves Reflective Essay

    This set of events causes blood glucose, blood pressure and blood volume to increase, the immune system to become stop working as efficient, and energy to increase through the conversion of fats into glucose. Whereas undergoing acute stress, starts with the sympathetic nervous system. Here the hypothalamus shoots nerve impulses into the spinal cord, which then travels to the preganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers, and finally the adrenal medulla which promotes catecholamines such as epinephrine.…

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  • Adrenoleukodystrophy Research Paper

    Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a condition which affects the ability of adrenal glands to produce adrenaline and myelin, which insulates the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. This diminishes the ability of the brain to communicate effectively with the rest of the nerves. This condition was initially identified in the early 1900s and was originally called Schilder-Addison disease (2). The cause of this condition originates in the peroxisomes, which are tiny structures in the cell which assist…

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