Low birth weight paradox

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  • Why Does Low Birth Weight Lead To Adult Disease

    Twin studies aid in strengthening the correlations between fetal environment, low birth weight, and adult disease. On average, twins have lower than average birth weight as they experience reduction in growth during their third trimester due to limitations in size of the uterus (Vagero & Leon, 1994). Research involving monozygous and dizygous twins has determined that the lighter twin was more likely to develop higher blood pressure and have increased cardiovascular disease risk (Baird, Osmond, MacGregor, Snieder, Hales, & Phillips, 2001). This information suggests that two individuals who experience the same intrauterine environment can have varying birth weights, and those birth weights correlate to a greater incidence of disease. Twin studies…

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  • Frequency Distribution Case Study

    Furthermore, many know that they must eat right, stop bad harmful habits before becoming pregnant, while pregnant, and after pregnancy. Essentially, there were not as many in this group as the other two age ranges of 14-21 and 21-28. The age group of 28-35 account for 20.1% of the sample. It’s possible they looked at this age to factor if many of the women within this age exhibited many prior risks factors that contribute to low birth weight babies. In my opinion, many of the women within this…

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  • Nursing And Neonatology Analysis

    because the biggest shortages of nurses remain located in the southern and western states of the country. Specifically America remains in high demand for young nurses. In 2013, 55% of nurses remained age 50 or older ("Nursing Shortage"). The lack of young nurses will significantly affect the health care industry in the next 15 years when these nurses retire. Obviously a demand for registered nurses exists, but the demand remains even higher for Neonatal nurses. Women give birth to approximately…

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  • Negative Effects Of Designer Babies

    to sensitivity. All this goes to show that scientists barely understand genes, and may never truly understand this complex concept, and therefore should not be practicing it yet, or even ever, in order to prevent more unnecessary killing of embryos, or failures. Another reason why designer babies have no history of success is because of the lack of research, they have an extremely high failure rate. 15-24% of IVF pregnancies resulted in miscarriages and only 21.1 IVF births were successful…

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  • Jasienska Slavery

    Jasienska. G, 2009, Low Birth Rate of Contemporary African Americans: An Intergenerational Effect of Slavery? American Journal of Human Biology. This article’s aim is to analyses slavery as being a lasting intergenerational effect on the low birth weights of modern African Americans. The article succeeds in its analysis through its identification of racial disparity in birth weight being social and environmental causes not genetic. Also a success is its use of other contextually relevant example…

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  • William Gibbs Reflective Model

    consequences many patient continue to suffer needlessly (Wallis & Autar, 2001). Most of the deep vein thrombosis conditions do not have symptoms; therefore, it is difficult to detect its presence (Pearse, Caldwell, Lockwood, & Hollard, 2007). Therefore, it is easier to prevent the DVT from occurring than trying to cure it (Wallis & Autar, 2001). To prevent deep vein thrombosis, nurses should ensure that patients are given proper care before and after operation (Kahn, 2006). The DVT prophylaxis…

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  • Venous Thrombosis Pathophysiology

    prothrombin G20210A mutation should be done (Dugdale, 2013). Some non-intrusive methods to detect DVT are Doppler ultrasound or a CT scan. The interruption of DVT includes mobility soon after surgical procedures, compression stockings and application of SCD. The treatment of DVT consist of an anticoagulant drug such as low molecular weight heparin, unfractionated heparin, coumadin, or antiplatelet medicine. Thrombectomy could also be considered when the medical…

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  • Oral Anticoagulation Analysis

    Venous thromboembolism, encompassing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, has been increased in cancer patients, adversely affecting their prognosis. Low-molecular-weight heparins are recommended as efficacious and safe anticoagulation treatment in cancer patients. However, in clinical practice, oncologists prefer oral anticoagulation, especially if long-term or extended treatment is necessary. The novel oral anticoagulants have recently emerged as an alternative to the standard therapy…

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  • Food Insecurity

    need the most assistance (Rosenbaum, 2005). Low-income people on food stamps have a greater availability to vital nutrients, otherwise completely out of their reach (Rosenbaum 205). With heightened access to nutritious food, malnutrition and health disparities can become much less of a problem (Rosenbaum, 2005). Another Program offered by our government is the WIC, designed to improve healthy birth rates and lower the cost of health care. This program reduces food insecurity by providing…

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  • Hochschild's In Their Own Land Part 1 Analysis

    Hochschild’s Stranger’s in Their Own Land Part I is all about the Great Paradox. The Great Paradox for Hochschild is why do red states dislike and not want federal government help and funds, when statistically speaking they are doing poorer than blue states in things such as “[wealth], teen mothers, more divorce, worse health, more obesity, more trauma-related deaths, more low-birth-weight babies, and lower school enrollment” (pg. 8). Hochschild especially focuses on the fact that the people in…

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