Malignant 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nt1310 Lab 1

    attached to nanoparticles without damaging non-targeted tissues. Also, with the level of focused radiation emitted from the CT scan, GNRs are ideal contrast agents for hyperplastic tissue/cancer detection. Research Question 4 Q: What prompted your decision for picking Hexokinase II for identification of dyplastic hepatocytes? A: With the distinct attractence of anti-hexokinase II antibodies to hexokinase II, you will achieve an accumulative effect to areas that overexpress hexokinase II. HCC…

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  • The Symptoms Of Skin Cancer

    Sitting in the waiting room of the dermatologist’s office, all that I could think about was if the cancer was benign or malignant. The nurse in the office called my name and instantly, my heart started palpitating and my palms started to sweat. I walked towards the private rooms staring blankly at the floor the entire time. The first sight of the doctor’s wide smile made me anxious for the results. “Benign,” he said. I instantly jumped in the air and thanked my God that I didn’t have a malignant…

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  • Plastic Surgery Affecting Teenagers Essay

    the results so they undergo another surgery until they achieve the expected results. Unfortunately, this situation can continue until they basically transform into a new person. In some cases, nerves can be damaged during a surgical procedure. And when the nerves are injured, it can result in the incompetence to make facial expressions or drooping the eyes (ptosis) or mouth. Teenagers need to be aware that it doesn’t matter how safe a plastic procedure sounds, there will be always a risk of…

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  • Advanced Practice Nursing Research Paper

    Email address: Education: Bachelors of Nursing, September 2016, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 3005 Highland Pkwy, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Associates Degree in Nursing, December 2015, Allegany College of Nursing, 12401 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland, MD 21502 Professional Employment: Operating room nurse, January 2016-current, Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. The circulating nurse that takes care of patients while the surgeon is operating on them. Operating room…

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