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  • Atherosclerosis: Common Cardiovascular Disease

    Atherosclerosis is an underlying pathology that can lead to common cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, and acute myocardial infarction. It is also the leading cause of death in the United States.1 Atherosclerosis-related disease accumulated to 68% of deaths in the United States in the year 2010.1 Often, it remains undiagnosed and is only determined as an underlying cause when an individual has a dangerous episode of stroke or myocardial infarction. Atherosclerosis…

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  • Keratoconus Report

    In a DALK graft, only the outermost epithelium and about 80 % of corneal stroma are replaced; the patient's rearmost endothelium layer and the Descemet's membrane are left, giving some additional structural integrity to the transplanted cornea [9]. Comparisons indicate that outcomes are similar to penetrating keratoplasty in terms of visual acuity and astigmatism, with about…

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  • Malaria Case Study Essay

    Introduction Malaria is a lethal disease caused by the Plasmodium species that are transmitted to people through bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.1 There are 5 known Plasmodium species and among these, the P. falciparum is the most dangerous and deadly.1 According to the latest studies, there are approximately 198 million cases of malaria in 2013 and an estimated 584 000 deaths.2 However, Malaria mortality rates have decreased by 54% in the WHO African Region and nearly 47% globally…

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  • Haemostasis: Platelet Response, Coagulation And

    Introduction Haemostasis is the ability to stop the flow of blood in an event of external injury or a breach in a reasonably sized vessel within minutes without affecting the rest of blood flow in the body. The haemostasis consists of four main processes vascular response, platelet response, Coagulation and Fibrinolysis. But when haemostasis is not stopped and goes overactive or get activated inappropriately activated can cause thrombosis and few other complications. The first three step in…

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  • Conclusion Of Coronary Artery Disease

    This presentation will summarize what Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is, so the patient and family will have a better understanding of the disease. Coronary Artery Disease is thought to “begin in early childhood and is evident in the teenage years” (http://www.heart.org/). The plaque keeps building up each year and stays with a person for life. As a person ages the risks of coronary artery disease becomes higher with the type of lifestyle a person chooses. “The leading causes of CAD are “high…

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  • Myocardial Infarction Case Study

    eventually cause blockage of blood flow in the coronary artery . Patient’s medical history of hypertension is one of the most important risk factors of acute Myocardial infarction as the constantly high blood pressure can cause damage to artery endothelium and make her more vulnerable in developing atheroschelerosis plaque If the cessation of blood flow will stop oxygen and nutrient supply to heart muscle, the heart muscle becomes injured and eventually myocardial…

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  • Research Paper On Ebola

    The world is currently facing an epidemic due to a violent and deadly disease that most of us have never even heard of. The Ebola Virus is killing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, yet no one really even knows anything about this virus that is quickly starting to take over. Ebola has quickly and quietly become a rapidly spreading viral disease. There have been 23 identifiable worldwide outbreaks of Ebola in humans since the first outbreak was documented in 1976, yet no one really knows…

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  • Sepsis Case Study Examples

    According to Schouten et al (2008), sepsis involves the activation of the coagulation cascade coupled with down-regulation of anticoagulation and fibrinolysis. An intricate link between inflammation and coagulation exists within the body (Neligan, 2006). When a pathogen is present in the bloodstream or when tissue injury occurs, an inflammatory response occurs. The response causes a stimulation of the immune system to produce interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis…

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  • Three Types Of Glial Cells And Neurons

    Neurons are not the only cells that occupied the central nervous system (CNS). In fact, neurons are outnumbered by supportive non-excitable cells, collectively called neuroglia (a.k.a. glia). The term glia was coined by Rudolph Virchow in 1859 to indicate the “connective tissue” surrounding the neurons (glia came from Greek meaning glue). However, the combination of the activities of glial cells and neurons is crucial for brain functions (Steward 2000). There are three types of glial cells in…

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  • Essay On Sickle Cell Anaemia

    respiration cannot occur. Lack of oxygenation causes subsequent cell death, creating ischemic tissue injury. This process causes gangrene and eventual paralysis as it involves chronic inflammation followed by the adhesion of white blood cells to damaged endothelium cells. The incidence of vaso-occlusive crisis is common in all patients with sickle cell anaemia as blood clots in smaller vessels such as capillaries occur, however, this symptom increases in likelihood when a person is dehydrated or…

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