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  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Essay

    This infection can be spread to a person through an open cut or wound, and it becomes extremely difficult to diagnose in the early stages. Although Necrotizing Fasciitis can be fatal, there are various treatment options offered for patients suffering from this illness, and the most common option is surgery and repeated debridement treatment. Studies have shown that a patient is at a much higher risk of contracting this infection if he or she has a weak immune system, and early diagnosis due to high suspicion is key for an effective treatment. Although Necrotizing Fasciitis is a rare infection, it is often misdiagnosed, which has lead to the development of the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation. The co-founders of the Foundation are dedicated to promoting awareness, educating the medical community, and in turn, saving lives, which closely aligns to a Public Health professional’s career and what they strive to do every…

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  • Essay On Debridement

    Debridement Project A debridement is a procedure for removing soft and hard deposits on the teeth. It can be either routine cleaning with light deposit, or deep cleaning with heavy plaque. Routine cleaning is performed regularly in otherwise healthy dentition and gums. During cleaning, plaque and calculus are removed from the crowns of the teeth using hand scalers or ultrasonic scaler. The most common area for plaque to build up is inside of the lower-front teeth and on the outside of the upper…

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  • Periodontal Debridement Essay

    Periodontal debridement is a procedure to remove deposits, such as calculus, from the tooth. This is important because when there are deposits on the teeth, the dentist or hygienist cannot thoroughly or effectively assess the patient for decay, infections, or disease. Also, calculus can harbor harmful bacteria that can cause disease and it also irritates the gingiva. There are many methods of removal of these deposits to provide relief and treatment for a patient. Acquired pellicle is an…

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  • Pressure Ulcer Case Study

    There has to be specificity in regards to what is being considered, such as, the type of patient, the condition affecting the patient, and the type of intervention necessary to alleviate the problem. PICO Question: Does surgical debridement has a better outcome for the treatment of unstageable pressure ulcers in elderly or immobile patients than do autolytic debridement? Patient or Problem: (who is the patient population in question) elderly patients with unstageable pressure ulcers…

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  • Periodontitis Case Study

    TITLE PLATELET RICH FIBRIN USED IN THE REGENERATION OF INTRAOSSEOUS DEFECT IN AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS PATIENT – A CASE REPORT ABSTRACT (Words: 127) Background: Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a fibrin matrix made of platelets, cytokines and growth factors. It releases growth factors essential for regeneration for healing. Case Report: PRF was obtained by a simple process from a generalized aggressive patient. PRF obtained was placed in the…

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  • Fournier's Gangrene Research Paper

    creatinine, fasting or ran-dom blood sugar estimation and culture of a wound swab. Routine testing for HIV was done. Radiographs were taken and abdominal ultrasonography done in patients with abdominal involvement to assess the presence and extent of gas in the abdominal wall and the condition of the intra-abdominal viscera. The successful passage of an average-sized Foley catheter (18G) and no prior history of lower urinary tract symptoms served to rule out any significant urethral stricture…

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  • Pressure Ulcer Essay

    important to note that Medicare does not reimburse for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. After reviewing the statistics, it is not surprising that there is a great concern regarding this topic. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores or decubitus ulcers, are caused by unrelieved pressure, lying in one position for an extended period of time, and by friction over an area such as clothes rubbing against the body. They form mostly over bony prominences such as the sacrum. Their staging is…

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  • Trench Mouth Research Paper

    neck glands. • Fatigue. • A gray or yellow film in the mouth from a buildup of dead tissue (pseudomembrane). DIAGNOSIS This condition is diagnosed with a medical history and physical exam. You may also have other tests, including: • X-rays of your face and teeth. These check for disease in your sinuses and tooth roots. • Collecting a sample of fluid from your throat to be checked under a microscope for overgrowth of bacteria (cultures). TREATMENT The most important…

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  • History Of Gas Gangrene During The Civil War

    627). This became the most common treatment until antibiotics were discovered. By WWII, the most common treatment of gas gangrene was chemotherapy: the use of penicillin, sulphonamides, and/or proflave-sulphathiazole mixtures (p. 638). Prevention of has by far been the most effective treatment Gas Gangrene and has accounted for the rarity of the infection today. Prevention often consisted of wound-debridement, which was a cleansing process that removed all dead tissue and foreign particles from…

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  • Causes Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    frequent consultation with the endocrinology, cardiology and internal medicine in the management of the patient. Diabetic foot ulcers infections are usually polymicrobial thus antibiotic therapy should be an initial treatment in a broader spectrum and samples of anaerobic and aerobic have been obtained. Later, there has to be a modification of the antibiotic therapy by the sensitivity test, culture and the clinical response of the patient to the first treatment. As noted by Larsen, local…

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