Legionella

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  • Extrinsic Factors For Bacterial Growth

    Gases in the environment There are four different classes of microorganisms that exist based on their need for oxygen (O2). - Aerobes are the class of microorganisms that need 21 % O2 to grow. e.g. Filamentous moulds, Legionella.…

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  • James Petrovsky Case Study

    James Petrovsky was at his usual state until 3/12/2017 evening, he refused to walk or stand. When staff assisted him to stand, he dropped to the floor. The nursing assessment was completed, he was afebrile and no distress was noted. On the morning of 3/13/2017, still he refused to walk or stand and nurse was notified. Up on nursing assessment, he had shortness of breath with wheezing and his SPO2 was around 84% on room air. He was sent to Vista East ER on 3/13/2017 by 911 due to respiratory…

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  • Patient Information: A Case Study

    cough, chest discomfort due to cough, fatigue and SOB on exertion and fever. CXR shows dense shadow in the RLL. Pertinent negatives: None. P. Diagnostics: Sputum microscopy and culture, blood chemistry and hematology, blood gases, urinalysis for legionella, blood culture and polymerase chain reaction tests (Akter et al., 2015). Rx: Antimicrobials are the cornerstone of ACP in any population. Azithromycin 500 mg PO one dose, then 250 mg PO daily for 4 days (Epocrates, 2017). Dispensing…

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  • Robert Koch's Anthrax Disease

    During the second half of the nineteenth century, Robert Koch, a German physician, was the first person to demonstrate that a certain kind of bacterium was the cause for a specific disease. Koch had studied anthrax disease in sheep, a common disease for livestock in Germany, and he realized that specific rod-shaped bacteria were characteristically present in the cells of the infected animals. He decided to isolate these bacteria, which he labeled them as Bacillus anthracis, and grew them in a…

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  • The Difference Between Antibiotic Creams And Ointments

    a bacterial protein synthesis inhibitor that prevents the growth and replication of the bacteria. The spectrum of antibacterial activity is primarily effective against gram-positive bacteria, Streptococci, Coryne-bacteria, Neisseria, Moraxella, Legionella pneumophila, and Bacteroides fragilis by preventing the turnover of elongation factor G (EF-G) from the ribosome. It is inactive on most gram-negative bacteria. Fucidin is generally prescribed to treat common skin infections as impetigo…

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  • The Importance Of The Housekeeping Department

    industry because it determines the reputation of the hotel by enabling guests to decide whether the standard of cleanliness is sufficient. Without a well ordered and clean environment the hotel may become prone to certain health diseases such as legionella bacteria. This bacterium lives in water and can cause a Pontiac fever or a legionnaires disease which results in pneumonia. Autumn and Summer are the most common outbreaks with these bacteria’s and therefore the housekeeping department needs…

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  • Essay On Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide, accounting for fifteen percent of all deaths of children under 5 years old. It is also the a diseases that is a bacteria, a virus, and a mycoplasma. The disease cases and number of deaths caused by pneumonia increases every year. Many factors affect how serious pneumonia is, such as the type of germ causing the infection , the age, and overall health. It is another type of bacteria/virus disease that could harm the immune…

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  • Non-Scent Of Soap Essay

    The purpose of this experiment was to see if different fragrances affected a soap’s antibacterial properties. In this experiment, non-scented Alconox soap was used as the control. The experimental groups consisted of Joy lemon dishwashing soap, Dawn Escapes New Zealand Springs dishwashing soap, and the soap from the campus bathroom dispenser. The subject’s hands were washed with each of these soaps for approximately 30 seconds with each soap. The subject’s right hand was swabbed for each sample.…

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  • Gentamicin: Pharmaceutical Study

    Active against a wide range of human bacterial infections, mostly Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas, Proteus, Serratia, and the Gram-positive Staphylococcus. Gentamicin is not used for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis or Legionella pneumophila bacterial infections (because of the risk of the patient going into shock from lipid A endotoxin found in certain Gram-negative organisms). Gentamicin is also useful against Yersinia pestis, its relatives, and Francisella…

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  • Pathophysiology Of Pneumonia Essay

    Pneumonia is an inflammatory infection of the lungs that primarily affects the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. Pneumonia is a major health concern in the United States and a key cause of mortality and morbidity. Pneumonia can be acquired in the community, in the hospital environment, by aspiration, or inhalation of infective microorganisms (Cilloniz, Martin-Loeches, Garcia-Vidal, San Jose, and Torres, 2016). The purpose of this paper will be to educate and inform on the pneumonia…

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