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  • Hepatitis C Case Study

    The United States has experienced an increase in the number of cases of Hepatitis C over the past decade. There are counties across the United States that are at an increased risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) outbreaks. These diseases are efficiently transmitted by exposure to contaminated blood and blood products and often lead to co-infection. This has been shown by increased transmission occurring among injection drug users, primarily those under the age of thirty (Zibbell et al, 2015). Needle exchange programs have been used as a preventative strategy for reductions in HIV/Hepatitis C transmission among injection drug users. This case study will examine and compare three communities in regards to their practices, successes,…

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  • Hepatitis C Essay

    Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is an infectious disease that’s virus can result in both acute and chronic hepatitis infection, and range in severity from mild illness lasting only a few weeks to a serious lifelong illness. (WHO http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/) The CDC FAQs for the Public database states that some infected people present mild to severe symptoms soon after being infected including fever,…

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  • Hepatitis C Virus Essay

    It is a small, enveloped, single stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family.2 It affects more than 170 million people worldwide most commonly in Africa, East and Central Asia, up to 80% are unable to clear the virus which leads to a chronic infection.3 Chronic infections lead to liver disease and cirrhosis, these cause symptoms such as liver failure and liver cancer. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C and it usually spreads through blood-to-blood contact such intravenous drugs or blood…

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  • Hepatitis C Case Study

    The topic of discussion that I have chosen for the webcast development assignment is the chronic disease of Hepatitis C (HCV). HCV is a disease that affects the liver and approximately 80% of the population has no idea they are infected with the disease. Complications of HCV do not occur until the terminal stages of end-stage liver disease. The rationale for selecting the topic of HCV and the disease process is to educate the population on taking the steps in being screened for HCV,…

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  • Hepatitis C Essay

    this harmful virus known as, Hepatitis. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. There are five types of hepatitis; A, B, C, D, and E. Types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B, C, and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids. The first…

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  • Cirrhosis Essay

    AND PREVETION OF HEPATIC CIRRHOSIS AND FIBROSIS INTRODUCTION Liver cirrhosis is a common outcome in clinical progressions of all chronic liver diseases, distinguished by substitution of tissues of the liver by fibrous (scar) tissues. Regenerative nodules - lumps that appear in a bid to repair the damaged tissues – also replace the liver tissues, leading to an alteration of the liver structure to into structurally abnormal nodules. Liver fibrosis is as a resultant effect of the propagation of the…

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  • The Importance Of Case Management

    Quality of life can vary from person to person and different aspects can impact the quality of health such as an illness. As a result, a medical condition can impact a person’s function which at times will require a case manager to help organize the support and services that is needed for the patient and/or for their family. For instance, Henry was unfortunately diagnosed with hepatitis C and cirrhosis. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can be transmitted through blood and cirrhosis is the…

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  • Hepatitis C Case Study

    We thought it was from sexual intercourse, but he never goes with women. He just went out to buy alcohol with his friends, my mother-in-law said. (Mother and my brother-in-law live together with my niece). So the doctor explained that the hepatitis C is caused by the kidney damage or alcohol abuse and not always from sexual intercourse. One of the causes is inflammation of the kidney from alcohol abuse. Nine days later, a miracle happens, Manuel finally wakes up from being comatose. Since then…

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  • Speech On Save Life

    How to save a life. What comes to mind when you think of that phrase? For some it might be ways of keeping someone alive and for a few it might even be the most popular song by The Fray. No matter what you thought of, the fat is that there is no se definition of “how to save a life”. For us students, teenagers, youth, it feels almost impossible to be thinking of ways to save a life with such little experience but, I’m glad to tell you that there is a way. There is way to beat this impossible.…

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  • Summary Of The Everyday Violence Of Hepatitis C

    I. Introduction In “The Everyday Violence of Hepatitis C among Young Women who inject drugs in San Francisco” by Philippe Bourgois, Bridget Prince, and Andrew Moss , it gives a glimpse at the everyday life of the women that are involved in the drug culture which underlines violence is normalized and overlooked. With the entanglement of the street drugs, these women are also in abusive relationship that result in economic isolation, power struggle, and substance abuse. Throughout this article,…

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