Defective Heart Medical Case Study Essay

  • Benefits Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    An infinitesimal girl, in dire need of a heart transplant, hopelessly looks around her dull hospital room with no excitement in her eyes. At her age, she should be outside but, she is hooked up to a ventilator which is essentially breathing for her. She has been in the same hospital room for the past five months, longing for the heart that she might never get. However, if the U.S government increased funding for embryonic stem cell research, scientists would be able to genetically program embryonic stem cells to repair the defective sections of the girl’s heart. Embryonic stem cell development is a branch of the broader field of stem cell research, which focuses on extracting stem cells from excess embryos which won’t be implanted into a woman’s uterus through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization, the process by which sperm and eggs are manually mixed in a petri dish to create embryos). A woman only needs a few embryos to be implanted into her uterus to evolve into a fetus, so the remaining eggs can either be freezed or donated to a medical institution for the betterment of other human beings. The freezers holding the embryos are not like the ones found in regular households! These complex freezers cost thousands of dollars and the embryos will most likely be killed at some point due to human or technical error (“Stem Cell Research”). Thus, despite the fact that embryonic stem cell research can go dangerously awry, the US government should continue funding the beneficial process…

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  • Ethical Implications: Pros And Cons Of Human Cloning

    materials such as, cells, tissues, genes and even entire organisms. Gene cloning can produce copies of genes or segments of DNA while reproductive cloning produces copies as a whole and therapeutic cloning produces what’s called an embryonic stem cell which are used for experiments which will create tissues to replace the injured or dead tissues. Cloning can come with many benefits as well as risks. There are many risks involved with cloning humans. In my research I’ve come across…

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  • Venous Leg Ullcer And The Calf Muscle Pump Case Study

    hypertension and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (Duff et al., 1999). Patients with venous leg ulcers have a dysfunction of the calf muscle pump (CMP) which is the main mechanism by which blood returns to the heart from the lower limbs. A defective CMP results in reduced ankle range of motion (ROM) and calf muscle activity which are the two main components of CMP (Orr et al., 2017). Araki et al., (1994) demonstrated the role of the CMP in the pathogenesis of venous ulcer. Several studies…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Stem Cells

    (childrenshopsital.org). Now used in a variety of different ways, stem cell research has come a far way since the term was first coined, and is now used in a variety of different ways, and promises to yield even more uses and curse in the future. However, recently many people have been arguing against the morality of using these cells to carry out research, and have been lobby against it. The purpose of this paper is to show how useful, and in some cases necessary stem cells are; without any…

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  • Aripiprazole: Atypical Antipsychotic Chemicals In The Brain

    suffer from a disease characterized by symptoms such as hearing, seeing and feeling things that are not there, suspiciousness, mistaken beliefs, incoherent speech and behavior and emotional monotony. People in this state may also feel depressed, guilty, anxious or tense. The atypical antipsychotic agent aripiprazole reduces symptoms of irritability in children and adolescents with autism, but, although it is generally well tolerated, its use is associated with a higher dropout rate due to…

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  • Symptoms And Treatments And Effects Of Sickle Cell Anemia

    the disorder. Sickle Cell Anemia can lead to many painful side effects of varying severity. Some such effects are strokes, which are brought about by the blockage of blood to one’s brain. Acute chest syndrome; this causes chest pain, fever and breathing difficulty, caused by a lung infection or sickle cells blocking blood vessels in one’s lungs. Pulmonary hypertension, which is high blood pressure in the lungs that can deprive one’s lungs from oxygen. Damage to the kidney, causing blood in…

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  • The Issue Of Euthanasia In The Community

    justified. In this research paper, I intend to find out what euthanasia is, analyze the issue from different points of view, study the arguments for and against euthanasia, and determine how some countries practice euthanasia. There is no clear, international definition of euthanasia. The volume of the concepts covered by this term is not the same, and the interpretation given by different authors are often incomplete and inconsistent. This term is used in a variety of phrases and has a…

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  • The DSM 5 Have Revolutionised The Way We Diagnose And Manage Anxiety Disorders?

    “It is difficult for grown-up persons, unless perchance helped by a hateful memory of their own terrors in childhood, to realise the terrible agonies of fright and anguish, which seize some nervous children when they are alone in the dark, or are left by themselves in a large room, or have to pass a room or closet of which they have conceived some formless dread, or are sent alone on a strange errand” was a quote adapted from “The Pathology of Mind: a Study of its Distempers, Deformities, and…

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  • The Impact Of Childhood Obesity

    larger number of diseases than their normal-weight counterparts. For example, ninety percent of type II diabetes, a chronic condition that affects the way your body uses glucose, cases are caused by excess weight. Obese children have been found to have high risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and abnormal glucose tolerance. These factors can contribute to the buildup of plaque in the arteries, causing the arteries to narrow and…

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  • Bioethics Of Cloning

    Annotated Bibliography The Bioethics of Cloning Devolder, Katrien. "Cloning." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford, CT: Stanford U, Metaphysics Research Lab., 2004. 212-214. Print. This encyclopedia page describes the relationship between cloning and its embryonic cells. Cloned embryonic cells carry important advantages in biomedical research, drug recovery, and toxicity testing that regular cells don’t: these cells can be models when animal cells are not available, research in…

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