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  • Lupus Disease

    their treatment to avoid these types of problems. Antimalarials are also a commonly used to treat lupus. Plaquenil is used to treat fatigue, some joint pain, inflammation in the lungs and skin rashes. This drug may also prevent future flares ups from reoccurring. Rarely, retinal damage may occur with use of this drug and an upset stomach is a common side effect. Corticosteroids can be both beneficial and extremely detrimental causing stretch marks on the skin, HBP, artery damage, diabetes, osteoporosis, infections and cataracts. Often, the higher the dose administered, the longer the duration of use is which is where the problems can arise. Patients who take corticosteroids should also take calcium and vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Another important factor when taking these medications is that they should never be abruptly stopped, a gradual decline in dosing and frequency of administration should be the course for the discontinuation of corticosteroid medications. Prednisone, hydrocortisone, dexamethasone and methylprednisolone are some of the medications in the corticosteroid class drugs used. Immunosuppressives are indicated when the patient’s kidneys or central nervous system has been affected by lupus, drugs such as Cytoxan and Cellcept can be used to slow an overactive immune system and block the immune cell production, lessening the attack and can be administered either by mouth or infusion. Side effects to this treatment include…

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  • Sarcoidosis Research Paper

    Pulmonary sarcoidosis can worsen in what is called acute pulmonary exacerbations of sarcoidosis (APES) with worsening pulmonary dysfunction and pulmonary symptoms developing over a period of a month. This worsening of pulmonary sarcoidosis can occur after the discontinuation of corticosteroid treatment. APES will not resolve on its own and requires restarting corticosteroid treatment. 4 Five percent of patients may die of respiratory insufficiency. 3 Patients with myocardial sarcoidosis may…

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  • Prescribing Medication Error

    Medicine is essential during one’s life despite the culture, gender and age. Although these are beneficial to treat a patient’s sickness, there are many cases that the use of drugs are harmful and deleterious for the patient. In 1991, the Havard Medical Practice Study showed that there are multiple patients who are harmed or resulted some negative results after the medication. This medication error ranged from the minor impairment with complete recovery in a short time to death. Moreover, this…

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  • Medication Error Report

    Medication errors happen all the time, unfortunately. “According to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report, at least 1.5 million preventable medication-related adverse events occur in the Unites States every year, but the true number could be much higher” (Adams, S. C., Federwisch, M., & Ramos, H., 2014). The last straw in medication administration is the nurse. It is so important for the nurse to be very observant when administering medications, so that errors do not occur and lead to further…

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  • The Importance Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    In arthritis, corticosteroids are prescribed to individuals who need a quick relief from severe episodes, however, it is found that corticosteroids can lead to vitamin D deficiency. Hence, bones can weaken over time due to a decrease in the amount of calcium being absorbed (Arthritis Foundation, 2017). A study investigated the use of corticosteroids and the risk of fractures (Staa, Leufkens, Abenhaim, Zhang, & Cooper, 2005). Subjects were the age of 18 years and older, with 58.6% being females.…

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  • Write A Research Paper On Asthma

    syndrome rather than a disease. This implies that asthma is an umbrella term describing different asthmatic phenotypes with similar symptoms that are each associated to distinct pathophysiologic and pathogenetic mechanisms, known as endotypes8. Much research has focused on the different inflammatory phenotypes of asthma. It was initially thought that asthma was an allergic, Th2 mediates eosinophilic airway inflammatory disease. However, this phenotype is only one of the inflammatory phenotypes…

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  • Cushing's Syndrome Research Paper

    the body. Corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone, are often prescribed to treat certain inflammatory conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or asthma. Corticosteroids may also be used for the treatment of certain autoimmune disorders or to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ(Causes,n.d.,p1). These treatments require higher doses of cortisol than is needed by the body, therefore effects of excess cortisol can occur. Cushing’s Syndrome may also be caused by prolonged use…

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  • Ulcerative Colitis Case Study

    also includes Crohn’s disease (CD). Dr. Samuel Wilks was the first to distinguish Ulcerative Colitis (UC) in 1859 when he described on “idiopathic colitis” and it has distinct features from the most common bacillary dysentery [1]. In that year, Sir Arthur Hurst wrote a complete description of Ulcerative Colitis which includes its sigmoidoscopy manifestations and distinction from bacillary dysentery [2].Ulcerative colitis is treating conventionally with 5-aminosalicylic acid (ASA),…

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  • Cushing Disease Research Paper

    Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is released to enable the flight or fight response, but when people stay in a state of high stress, levels of cortisol rise and may remain high. (WISE geek) The effect of excessive cortisol in the body whether from man -made drugs, an over productive pituitary gland, or tumors can cause Cushing syndrome and the range of disease it characterized by. Cushing disease can be caused by both outside and inside influences of your body. It occurs after…

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  • Anabolic Steroids In The Human Body

    Introduction There are two different types of steroids: natural steroids and synthetic steroids. Natural steroids are made from fats in the body. “Any of a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds, such as: sterols, bile acids, and sex hormones, most of which have specific physiological action” (Steriod, n.d.). The human body naturally produces the following steroids: sex steroids, corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids, bile acid, and sterols. Sex steroids are made up of androgens and…

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