Hyperthermia

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  • Malignant Hyperthermia Research Paper

    Silent, but Deadly 2 Abstract Malignant hyperthermia is a very rapid onset crisis that happens during a surgical procedure. It is unnoticeable and is an adverse reaction to anesthesia that was given in either form of volatile agents or succinylcholine. It is undetected in most cases unless having been tested for this particular type of reaction either through muscle biopsy or genetic testing. The reason for the absence of detection in most cases, is that the only way to trigger malignant hyperthermia is inducing in the patient via the triggering anesthetics. Treatment for malignant…

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  • Homeostasis: Body Temperature Analysis

    However, many athletes practice in hot and humid weather conditions which intensify the test that physical exercise places on the thermoregulatory processes. The hot and humid setting weakens the heat exchanges between the body and the environment considerably. The struggle between the body and environment can lead to serious heat illnesses in athletes, such as, heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion (Wendt, 2007). When an individual exercises, their core body temperature increases from…

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  • Thermal Comfort Essay

    There are many definitions of thermal comfort, which depends on the aims and expectations of those who defined it (Chappells, and Shove, 2004). Jiao (2010) stated that, the rate at which human body gain and lose energy, and also the state of comfort is satisfactory once all heat flow in and out of the body are in equilibrium. Also, (ASHRAE 2004), described it as “the state of mind that expresses satisfaction with the surrounding environment.” This definition highlights subjective and…

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  • Targeted Temperature Management Case Study

    The article that I choose was called “Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest”. The objective of the article was to find at which temperature was it better to induce hypothermia on a patient who had gone into cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital scenario to prevent neurological damage and the. The researchers hoped that if by inducing hypothermia early on after the cardiac arrest and loss of consciousness there would be little to no brain damage. The researchers…

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  • Theme Of The Devil's Highway

    familiar with, as I had to read the book for introduction to agriculture education last year. It is a book that has haunted me since and until this class I was determined not to ever read it again. This is because the images of charred corpses and the retelling of death by hyperthermia left a knot in my stomach ever since I first read the book. However, rereading it I was able to better examine the elements that left my pained my heart and chilled my soul for greater meaning. By rereading…

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  • The Devil's Road By Luis Alberto Urrea

    In Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel, “The Devil’s highway,” he uses a passage that describes the migrants’ digression towards death as they travel across the Yuma desert to create an uncomfortable, and sympathetic feeling from the audience. Throughout the book, Urrea uses imagery to describe the harsh conditions of the desert, and the high risk that comes along with attempting to cross it. The passage goes into detail about the unavoidable stages of hyperthermia and how each of these effects the body.…

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  • Pediatric Clinical Report

    During my Pediatric clinical, I had the pleasure of assisting with the care of a nine year old female. Her primary reason for hospitalization was hyperthermia, nausea and vomiting. However, the primary reason for the hyperthermia, nausea and vomiting, was still unknown on the day of my clinical. Diabetes mellitus was the only diagnosis in her family history. The patient did not have any known diseases and the doctors following her case had ran multiple diagnostic test that did not show any…

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  • The Devil's Highway Analysis

    Title: The title The Devil’s Highway is both literal and metaphorical. Because the meaning of the title has both literal and metaphorical connotations, it easily captures the essence of the book. Literally, while these men travelled across the desert in order to reach the Mexican-US border, they traveled through the Devil’s Highway. Metaphorically, the title is a representation of how these men went through Hell on earth to get to where they needed to go. These men experienced dehydration,…

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  • The Importance Of Anesthesia

    Malignant hyperthermia is an acute life threatening complication. This is caused by certain drugs that are used for general anesthesia. This begins when the skeletal muscle is exposed to certain agents which increase calcium levels in the muscle cells and increase levels of metabolism. Many things begin to increase such as serum calcium, potassium and metabolic rate. This problem can lead to acidosis, cardiac dysthymias, and high body temperature. Signs of malignant hyperthermia include,…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Capital Punishment In The United States

    if inflicted on the person that is subjected to it. Even though capital punishment is not treated as cruel and unusual punishment as stated by the Supreme Court, other factors play into this twisted definition. For example, a case where ex-marine Jerome Murdough was affected by schizophrenia and arrested then charged with a $2,500 bail. He could not post bail which landed him in an isolated cell in Riker’s facility. He died with a body temperature of 103 degrees due to hyperthermia. This was…

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