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  • Ear Infection

    EAR INFECTIONS Infections of the ear are the most prevalent diagnosed disease among children in the United States. When talking about child’s safety, it’s their health that counts most due to their numerous exposures to the environment harboring germs and the likes. Ensuring that we care for our children’s ear is very vital not just on looks in their physical composure but also the well-being attributed to their language improvements, academic excellence among other. The nature by which the ear works has a vital explanation on the effect of how an ear infection occurs. Our ear consists of the three regions namely; the outer ear, middle ear, and the inner most ear. The prevalent ear infections cases among children happen in the middle ear. This middle ear infection is termed ‘otitis media’. In our middle ear region we could finds the following: Tympanic membrane, also known as the ear drum ( a very thin membrane which…

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  • Respiratory Infections

    Respiratory infections are a major global health burden. The emergence and spread of drug-resistant respiratory tract pathogens, particularly Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has aggravated the current situation. High dose delivery of drugs to the lung using a dry powder inhaler (DPI) is an emerging approach to combat drug-resistant local infections. To achieve high dose delivery, highly aerosolizable powders are required. We hypothesized that co-spray-drying kanamycin, a hydrophilic hygroscopic…

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  • Wound Infection

    Introduction and Literature Review 1.1 Introduction: More than 200 different species of bacteria normally live on the skin (Benbow, 2010) and an open wound provides a moist, warm and nutritious environment perfect for microbial colonisation and proliferation (Young, 2012). When one or more microorganisms multiply in the wound, local and systemic responses occur in the host, which can lead to infection and a subsequent delay in healing (Angel et al., 2011). Cutting (2010) mentioned that…

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  • GABHS Infection

    It is important to differentiate GABHS infections in chil- dren. The antibiotic therapy should be started within 9 days after the onset of infection to prevent potential cardiac and renal complications. It is not possible to make a diagnosis of GABHS infection by clinical examination alone. Throat swabs are necessary to identify Streptococcus (Fig. 3.1.1). Gener- ally, a cherry red tongue and perioral pallor suggest GABHS infection. In infectious mononucleosis, the cervical lymph nodes are…

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  • Ear Infections

    these are “holes” in the walls that connect the atrium and ventricle, upper and lower, chambers of the heart. Eye problems are also common in children with Down syndrome. They can develop near sightedness, astigmatism and strabismus which are imbalanced eye muscles. Also they can develop cataracts which can lead to blindness and what is also seen is Glaucoma, which causes increased eye pressure. They can have eye infections by their tear ducts being blocked. Ear infections are common because of…

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  • Bone Infection Essay

    Background: Large bone defects and infections still represent a major challenge to orthopedic surgeons. Bone infection is a very serious condition resulting in patient suffering, financial burden, and sometimes fatalities. The main cause for bone infection is usually trauma, diabetes and biomaterial-related implant associated infections. Infection is a significant cause for implant failure, impaired functionality, and reduced lifetime of medical devices, resulting in high distress for the…

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  • Arterial Ulcer Infections

    Due to restricted blood flow and exposed necrotic tissue arterial ulcers have a high risk of infection. Signs and symptoms to look out for include inflammation and redness around the wound, increase in slough and exudate, and an increased change in pain as arterial ulcers will typically hurt even when not infected (Grey, 2006). When an infection is suspected, the doctor should be notified and a wound swab and bloods may be required to be done by the nurse. Anti-bionics should also be recommended…

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  • Cysticercosis: Pipeworm Infection

    Cysticercosis Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the young form (larvae) of a tapeworm (Taenia solium) that can be found in pork. When eggs from this tapeworm are consumed, the eggs develop into larvae inside of the body. Larvae can spread through the body to areas such as the eyes, skin, muscle tissue, heart, and brain. When cysticercosis occurs the brain, the condition is called neurocysticercosis. Severe infections in the brain can be life-threatening. CAUSES This condition is…

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  • CVC Dressing Infection

    Several studies have evaluated how to prevent CVC dialysis infection. One of these studies is that of Rickard & Ray-Barruel (2009) who performed a review of 11 dialysis CVC dressing infection-control practices. The assessment revealed that the handling of the dressing is very important in infection control especially in avoiding the spread of bacteria from an unknown colony. The study observed that catheter dressings treated with chlorhexidine have a 52% reduction in bacterial infections as…

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  • The Importance Of Infection Control

    Infection control is the number one obligation for any health care worker, in any field, at any time. All persons that enter a hospital should walk in with confidence knowing they will be treated without any risk of acquiring a nosocomial infection during their visit. The only way to accurately ensure that this will happen is if all medical personnel follow through with proper usage of their personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE’s. PPE’s are a part of Standard Precautions which…

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