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  • Gout Essay

    According to the Center for Disease Control, it is estimated that there are about 6 million Americans who are affected by Gout. Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis and can occur in the body when there is too much uric acid in the blood stream (Center for Disease Control, 2016). Uric acid can begin to form when high amounts of purines found in food begin to breakdown and form crystals of uric acid that start to build up in the connective tissues and joint space, this condition is also known as hyperuricemia (CDC, 2016). When there is too much production of uric acid and not enough excretion that is when hyperuricemia can occur (CDC, 2016). Hyperuricemia is not Gout however; it is a precursor to Gout (CDC, 2016). Gout can be a very…

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  • Acute Gout Attack

    I agree with my decision to rest and elevate the joint area without any heavy lifting or weight bearing activity in the acute gout phase (Cash, 2015). I agree that the patient should increase intake of fluid to produce an output of 2L per day because it prevents development of uric acid kidney stones. I should have educated the patient about the disease process and, importance of NSAIDS for the treatment of an acute gout attack (Saccomano, 2015). I should have included apply ice packs 10 to 20…

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  • Essay On Gout

    Gout Gout is a form of arthritis that is complex and very painful chronic disease that can spread to various joints in the body. Gout is one of most frequent medical illness written about throughout history. It remains a large problem because as many as 3 million Americans are affected by Gout, as stated in rheumatology.org. It most often affects men but women are increasingly disposed to get gout after going through menopause. Also, patients with kidney disease are at risk for Gout and it…

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  • Acute Gout Therapy

    Provide an overview of the role nutritional therapy can play in the prevention / management of gout Introduction: Gout is a type of inflammatory Arthritis and is the most common form. In most cases it is caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood. This surplus of uric acid is also known as hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia can lead to a build up of fluid in the joints, which form small crystals both inside and around the joints (Schmerling, 2010). These crystals can cause intense pain,…

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  • Acute Gout Case Studies

    Gout is a “disorder of metabolism that allows uric acid or urate to accumulated in the blood and tissues”(Rothschild, 2015, p. 3). It is more common in men than in women and has a higher incidence in 70 to 79 years of age. The gout syndrome is “ caused by alteration in purine metabolism, the end product which is uric acid. This results in hyperurecemia and in the deposition of urate crystals in various tissues (Woo & Wynne, 2011, p. 869). Hyperuricemia can occur due three mechanisms: 1.…

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  • Write A Case Study Of The Big Toe By Anne Gout

    Annie, 40years old female has been admitted in Emergency department with chief complain of excruciating increasing pain in her big toe for the last two days. In addition to this, she also stated that she has not sleep for the last two days. On examination her toe appears red and swollen and warm to touch. Also, during palpation throbbing pulsation can be felt. According to Annie she cannot bear weight on her right foot. According to past medical history Anne has been diagnosed with gout. Her…

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  • Zurampic Case Study

    The development of Zurampic®(Lesinurad), a first selective uric acid resorption inhibitor to treat gout Summary: Gout is the most common inflammatory arthropathy in the western world, which is caused by the excess accumulation of uric acid in the blood instead of normally excreting by kidney. Millions of people suffer from this kind of arthritis with an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint(usually a big toe). However, the current treatment for gout is far from…

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  • Lesch Nyhan Syndrome Research Paper

    bladder calculi, if there is evidence of a stone it may have to be removed during a lithotripsy procedure. Special Considerations When working with a patient that has been diagnosed with Nyhan’s disease, staff in the x-ray department should know the patient may be slow to react to instructions and they may also not be able to hold certain positions without having a technologist assist them. Whoever is performing the patient’s exam should keep the patient’s family member, nurse, or extra staff…

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  • Gout Research Paper

    Gout has been known to be a quite painful form of inflammatory arthritis for people who suffer from it. It is entirely possible for any age group, as well as, either gender to have issues with gout. However, generally men over the age of 45 will start to suffer from gout. The beginning of gout usually occurs in the big toe and has obvious symptoms, such as being very sore, red, swollen, and feels warm around the joint. Additionally, gout can eventually affect other regions of body for instance,…

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  • Malnutrition: The Importance Of Nutrition In Hospitals

    Malnutrition means the body isn’t receiving the right amounts of nutrients. This could mean that a person is getting too much or too little, but overall it’s described as an imbalance of nutrients. (Barker, Gout, & Crowe, 2011) Having malnutrition in the hospital means that the person 's body isn 't getting enough nutrients needed for the body. It can be “caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or not being able to use the food that one does eat.”…

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