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    Five Family Values

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    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 Practitioner I must be prepared to work with all populations of people. The three primary principles characterizing generalist practice all involve values. The first is an emphasis on the client’s strengths, self-empowerment and resiliency as opposed to their weakness or deficits. I can apply this knowledge when working with those with congenital…

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    What Is The Zika Virus?

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    According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), the cytomegalovirus is the most common viral infection that infants are born with in the United States, is the leading cause of congenital abnormalities, has no cure or vaccine and is spread by body contact and body like sweat and saliva. Recently though, new studies have emerged to provide data on a virus, which has similar characteristics as the cytomegalovirus. This virus is the zika virus. The zika virus displays similar…

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    Essay On Gastroschisis

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    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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    Residential Atrazine Study

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    Many herbicides and pesticides are thought to be involved in teratogenic, or embryonic development disturbing, mechanisms. Therefore it is important to study the effects of these chemicals on humans and wildlife in the event of contact or contamination. Case-Control Study of Maternal Residential Atrazine Exposure and Male Genital Malformations by Agopian in 2012 is one study that examines an herbicide, atrazine, in relation to birth defects of male genital development. Atrazine is one of the…

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    Coarctation of the Aorta Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital defect that can occur in infants. A congenital defect is present at birth and may or may not be discovered before delivery. Once discovered, management of the condition and treatment must begin immediately. Etiology Coarctation of the aorta presents as a narrowing of the aorta near the heart. Specifically, near where the ductus arteriosus joins the heart. Because this narrowing occurs distal to the vessels that supply blood…

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    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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    Non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia or NCAH is a disorder that affects both men and women from late childhood through the rest of their lives. Compared to its sister form, classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, it is non-life threatening. The Mayo Clinic, a service that gives people medical information and helps set up doctor appointments, defines NCAH as “a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones.” These vital hormones…

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    MEDICAL RECORD 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…

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    Pediatric Congenital Heart Conditions There are several pediatric congenital heart conditions that can occur and it is important as practitioners that each can be recognized as not to delay treatment. This article speaks of three different types of congenital heart conditions; the presentation, exam, diagnosis, treatment, and any long term effects for the patients. Patent Ductus Arteriosus In utero the ductus arteriosus connects the aorta and pulmonary artery. It allows blood to flow from the…

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    Tetralogy Of Fallot Essay

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    Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common congenital defect. I find it to be a very interesting topic for various reasons. One of them is because the first open heart surgery in America over half a century ago was to fix Tetralogy of Fallot. One of the other reasons is that this is a very complex defect and it is a defect that we cannot prevent from occurring. From the very first surgery to fix Tetralogy of Fallot it was a successful procedure. Over time technology and new research has benefited…

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