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    Epidemiology is the study of health and disease within a population. With the education and research done by epidemiologists, we are able to recognize patterns and causes of diseases in order to control them and/or prevent an epidemic. Epidemiology allows us to understand the different outbreaks that occur and how to prepare for such events. “Epidemiologists quantify health outcomes by using statistics,” (Friis, 2010). Epidemiologists collect data, formulate hypothesis, and use it to plan strategies for prevention of diseases and spread of diseases, while also managing patients who have a certain disease; this is vital to the overall health of a community. Data collected by these epidemiologists also helps educate people on how to take care…

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    Personal Autobiography

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    formulated by the older kids and we were divided by team captains. There would be two teams, on team would hide while the other team looked for them. We would use the street we lived on and another block to hide. This game was played only at night where all the thrill happens. Then, a major disaster popped up and destroyed me, my parents, and my brothers. When I was about twelve years old I had developed a blood cancer know as Leukemia. This disease put a heavy toll on my parents as they had…

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    Music Therapy Case Study

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    Music is often used to improve the lives of many people. People often listen to music to take away stress and make their lives happier. Humans like to enjoy the feeling of comfort and the sense of security - the feelings that bring people pleasure. But the question is: How can music help recover sick patients through psychotherapy? This is an important topic to study because music can improve the recovery of patients in many ways. It can reduce pain after surgery to make the pain more bearable.…

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    Follicular Lymphoma Essay

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    1. What is the most likely diagnosis of the underlying disease in this patient (5 marks)? Follicular Lymphoma. 2. Describe the process of autologous transplantation for the treatment of this patient’s disease. (5 marks). Stem cells are removed from patient and stored in a freezer. Patient will then receive high dose chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy to get rid of circulating tumor cells in the blood. The removed stem cells are transfused, replacing the destroyed tissue and…

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    Organ transplantation is a common form of treatment for people with severe organ failure. It involves removing a healthy, functioning organ from a donor and placing it into a susceptible host. Unfortunately, organ transplantation is almost always accompanied by transplant rejection, which involves the recipient’s immune system recognizing the new organ as a foreign object, subsequently attacking it and destroying it. There are several different stages of transplant rejection including…

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    Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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    quickly throughout the body, affecting essential organs such as the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and spinal cord (“What is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia?”). However, the term “acute” refers to the ability of the cancer cell to quickly infect the host, creating immature…

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    Hernan Hernandez Dr. Brian McCarthy February 2017 What is Chronic Granulomatous Disease? Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is a primary immunological disorder of phagocytes ensuing from impaired killing of bacteria and fungi. CGD is characterised by severe repeated microorganism and fungous infections and dysregulated inflammatory response leading to granuloma formation and different inflammatory disorders like colitis. Infections usually involve the respiratory organ , lymph nodes,…

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    Certification form dated 04/22/2016, the member has a diagnosis of bilateral keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye syndrome) and artificial tears alone have not been sufficient therapy. Restasis® is a topical immunomodulator indicated to increase tear production in patients whose tear production is presumed to be suppressed due to ocular inflammation associated with keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Per the Plan language, coverage of Restasis is provided for dry eye conditions due to ocular…

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    Stem Cell Therapy is a modern biotechnology that uses stem cells that come from different parts of one’s body and are of different kinds such as embryonic, adult, and tissue-specific, just to name a few. Stem cells are premature cells that have the ability to divide themselves into various kinds of cells in the body. Moreover, they are able to regenerate and mend damaged tissues from which they came from. There are several views on this biotechnology. Some researchers such as Paul…

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    1. Introduction Posaconazole (POS) 4-[4-[4-[4-[[(3R,5R)-5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)tetrahydro-5-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-3-furanyl]methoxy]phenyl]-1-piperazinyl]phenyl]-2-[(1S,2S)-1-ethyl-2- hydroxypropyl]-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (Fig.1)[1].Available under the brand names Noxafil oral suspension(40mg per mL) and Noxafil 100mg Gastro-resistant tablets [2] from the MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd, Hertford Road, Hoddesdon Hertfordshire EN11 9BU United Kingdom)- Used for the Prevention of…

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