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    Hematocrit is a test that essentially test the total RBC’s volume in the blood. A small blood sample is extracted from the subject and the sample is then centrifuge to separate heavy components from lighter components. Typical that means that the heavy RBC’s should be compact at the bottom, while the lighter and less dense plasma so be at the top. Once separate the individual components can be accurately measured and assessed for determining the percentage of the RBC’s in the sample. If one knows the overall size of the sample once can measure the overall PCV percentage to determine the HCT. The equation and solution for Maggie’s hematocrit is as follows; 7.1/20x100= 35.5%. The results for the first hematocrit yields low values. In addition…

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    Physical Exam Patient’s skin integrity is intact, no wounds or drainage present. Patient does have scars on both her right and left arms due to cutting herself. Patient has not cut since she has been at Shodiar. Patient is using, Vitamin E 4 oz CRE (Vitamin E Cream) to help with scar reduction, but this medication was discontinued on November 3rd. Patient does practice good hygiene. Patient performs daily bathing and hand washing and grooming. Patient states every morning she takes a shower,…

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    It refers to the percentage of the body’s blood that is made up of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The higher the hematocrit, the more endurance you have. (Mäntyranta had a very high hematocrit.) The paradox of endurance sports is that an athlete can never work as hard as he wants, because if he pushes himself too far his hematocrit will fall. Hamilton had a natural hematocrit of forty-two per cent—which is on the low end of normal. By the third week of the Tour de France, he would be at…

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    Complete blood count gives data regarding the blood. It shows the values of red blood cells, white blood cells with WBC differential, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelet count. Normal WBC count is 4500-10,000 uL (mm3). Increased level may mean infections and decreased level may mean hematopoietic diseases. In some tests what is normal count for female is different for male. Example is Female RBC count is 4-5 million/uL while Male RBC count is 4.6-6 million/uL. Increased level may mean…

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    Why performance enhancing drugs should not be banned in sports. Performance enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids, blood doping and hGH(human Growth Hormone) have been found to be used in sports since as early as 776BCLee, (Yu-Hsuan, 2006), where the Ancient Greeks used opium juice in the early Olympics for an advantage in their sport (Sportsanddrugs.procon.org, 2016). PED’s have the potential to drastically alter the state of the human body(Health.nsw.gov.au, 2016). Athletes in today’s…

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    Microbiology Case Study: Toxic Shock Syndrome I. Background AH, a 12-year-old Caucasian female, escorted by her 32-year-old mother to the local hospital’s emergency department early one morning. AH’s mother noted that within the past 3 hours AH has shown a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include: fever of 102ᵒ Fahrenheit, chills, aggressive vomiting, diarrhea, and an intense red rash of the palms and soles of her feet. AH also added that she has a sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and…

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    Elizabeth Holmes is the CEO and founder of the multibillion dollar company, Theranos. Holmes is the youngest female billionaire and ranked number 1 in the world of America’s self made women. Elizabeth Holmes’ net worth is 4.5 billion dollars which makes her number three hundred and sixty on the list of billionaires. Elizabeth Holmes is a college dropout which makes it very extraordinary to think that she accomplished so much and how she got to where she is now. Elizabeth Holmes was born on…

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    in alloimmunisation when foetal blood cells enter the maternal vascular system, sensitization may occur during amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, external cephalic version, abdominal trauma or vaginal bleeding during pregnancy (Egbor, Knott, & Bhide, 2012). Consequently, mismanaged alloimmunisation increases the likelihood of haemolytic disease of the newborn, mild cases result in neonates with anaemia and jaundice, the more severe instance cause kernicterus (Bonney, 2012). Additionally,…

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    development of a cerebral spinal fluid leak that required a surgical patch. The patient has had multiple abdominal surgeries, colon resection, and small bowel resections. Patient has an ostomy bag to collect fecal material. She has a history of multiple hospital admissions due to infection and sepsis. ER Tests Ordered Various blood tests were ordered including complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP), magnesium, calcium, International Normalized Ratio (INR), Partial…

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    High Altitude Training In fairly recent times, fitness as well as health and wellness has become rather popular. Along with this popularity has come methods and tools to provide for individuals who may not have access to the items or locations in which are prime for training. One particular training methodology is called “high altitude training”, and it is literally what it sounds like: training at high altitudes. The “official” ranges of altitude that are accepted are: sea level (0…

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