Ischemia

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  • Peripheral Muscular Disease Case Studies

    This is a gradual and progressive condition that is rarely caused by an infection (Greenfield 2015). Tissue ischemia may form coagulative necrosis, which is a sign for dry gangrene versus a liquefactive necrosis that indicates wet gangrene. The affected area becomes dry, cold, and eventually turns purple or black due to a lack of blood flow to that part of the body (Goodman 2015). Dry gangrene typically affects the distal extremities, thus it is usually seen at the patient’s fingers or toes. Our patient presented with dry gangrene located at his big toe on his left…

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  • Mortality In Thailand

    Asia is a vast and multicultural continent with an overall population of 4.3 billion people, taking up about 30% of the earth 's land. Among the 48 countries we chose Thailand, it is a country with multi economical background that we felt would be educational to study as a whole. Thailand is located in the south-eastern part of Asia with a population of 67.01 million. Approximately 65.7% of its population resides in rural areas (World Bank, 2014). It is considered an upper middle class income…

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  • Myocardial Ischemia Physiology

    Main Question Post: Week 4: Cardiovascular Disorders Myocardial Ischemia and Acute Coronary Syndrome Cardiovascular disease (CVD) persists as the principle source of death amongst the men and women globally, and has claimed further breathes yearly in the United States (U.S) than “cancer, chronic lung disease, and accidents” collectively (Dunlay, & Roger, 2012). Myocardial ischemia and acute coronary syndrome originate with the coronary artery disease. According to Huether and McCance (2012),…

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  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

    Patients with PAD often experience morbidity and mortality and despite the prevalence with the two, only a percent of 25 people are diagnosed with undergoing treatment (Pescatello, 2014). This type of disease is known to be a set of acute or chronic syndromes that are generally consequential from the company of occlusive arterial disease which also causes insufficient blood flow to the limbs. Nevertheless, dealing with the pathophysiological view, ischemia of the lower extremities is classified…

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  • Myocardial Ischaemia Case Study

    Myocardial Ischemia Introduction A 55-year old, male truck driver, presents with crushing central chest pain which has radiated to his neck and occurred on rest. On arrival, the patient was pale and clammy, demonstrated shortness of breath. his pulse rate was 120 beats per minute, blood pressure 150/70 and his oxygen saturation level was 96%. The patient presented with chest pain due to myocardial ischaemia. Myocardial ischaemia is a disease caused by a coronary artery obstruction which reduces…

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  • Artery Disease Research Paper

    Comparatively, occlusion in the neck or vertebral arteries can lead to a lack of motor control, confusion, headache, vertigo, vision disturbances and other neurological dysfunction. Consequentially, this ischemia can cause skin ulceration, gangrene (tissue death), and limb loss in extreme cases. PAD is usually diagnosed with x-rays and ultrasounds. X-ray examination of the arteries (arteriography) is useful in determining the…

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  • Essay On Intussusception

    occurs when the intussusception is curved or is imaged obliquely and the mesentery is demonstrated on only one side of the central limb of the intussusceptum at the point of maximum thickness (8). The presence of trapped peritoneal fluid within an intussusception reflects vascular compromise of the everted limb, accumulates between the serosal layers of both limbs of the intussusceptum and correlates significantly with ischemia and irreducibility (P < .001) (10). The mesentery acts as a wedge…

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  • Different Types Of Heart Attacks

    the presence of a protein called troponin in their blood. Treatment for NSTEMI attack will usually consist of medication only. However, evaluation of the condition is done continuously to check whether the blockage should be treated with medication only, or through surgery such as angioplasty or cardiac bypass graft. 3. Coronary Artery Spasm The coronary artery spasm occurs when artery walls tighten and restrict the blood flow causing heart attack. This is not a result of plaque deposits in the…

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  • Summary: The Two Extremes Of Coronary Artery Disease

    This figure shows the 2 different extremes of coronary artery disease plaques that can build up in the arteries. Stenotic lesions have more compact lipid cores, with more fibrosis and calcification with thick fibrous caps. There is less enlargement due to positive remodeling in these plaques. These types produce ischemia which is treated by medical therapy and revascularization surgery for relief of symptoms. Nonstenoic lesions are the more dominant type in the body and are more common than…

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  • Skin Breakdown Case Study

    Gauging their severity depends on the clinical signs. “Top to bottom theory states that to detect bedsores early, early evidence of skin ischemia viz, erythema, blackening or smooth shininess is important and such should be looked for.” (Nayak et al., 2008, p. 2). The Braden scale is the most popular scoring systems that is used today. According to Potter and Perry (2014) the scale includes sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, friction and shear. The lower a client…

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