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  • Tuberculosis In Singapore Case Study

    Project 2: Tuberculosis and migration in the context of Singapore Introduction to Tuberculosis (TB) TB is a severe and highly transmissible disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proper TB treatment is necessary to prevent morbidity and mortality. Although Singapore has comparatively low TB incidence, there is a rising concern for TB resurgence. For the past 30 years, the Singapore government has been striving to eliminate TB in Singapore through improvement of healthcare facilities and…

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  • Serratia Marcescens Research Paper

    acetic acid (CH3COOH), an active ingredient produced from the fermentation of ethanol. An international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reported that acetic acid can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. According to Canada’s National Collaborating Centre for environmental health, the acid in vinegar crosses the cell membrane of bacteria and prompts a release of protons, which causes the cell to…

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  • HIV/AIDS Research

    The person with AIDS may develop Mycobacterium avium, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and Cytomegalovirus. Moreover, the person can have chronic diarrhea, memory loss, severe depression, and intense night sweats. There is also a condition called Kaposi’s sarcoma, which is a blood vessel cancer…

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  • Research Paper On Lungs

    Lungs The lungs are important part of our bodies. These lungs represent organs that filled with air. They locate in each side of the chest. A thin tissue layer covers the lungs; this tissue is called the pleura. The importance of lungs is to inhale the air and exhale it (1). In order to protect our lungs, we have to learn how our lungs work. First of all, we breathe the air by the nose or the mouth, then drawn down through the throat into the windpipe (trachea). Tracheasplits out into two tubes…

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  • Clinical Appearance Essay

    • Clinical Appearance This refers to any specific signs and symptoms that are related to the development of an infection or disease. The appropriate description of the clinical appearance often leads to a diagnosis of the illness. • Stained culture/histology examination False coloration of a substance to aid in the inspection of tissues, microorganisms, or other cells under a microscope. • Tests for antibodies to the microorganism Antibody tests rely on on the fact that there are specific…

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  • Antibiotics Essay

    Antibiotics can save lives when used properly. Either killing bacteria or keeping the bacteria from reproducing is the trade of an antibiotic. The use of antibiotics when they are not needed or not using them properly can add to antibiotic resistance. This stresses the importance of understanding each individual antibiotic. The key areas of interest include; the antibiotic classification, mechanism of action, metabolism and excretion, infections and common bacteria normally treated, common…

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  • Leprosy Among Elderly Women Essay

    Title: “Consequences of leprosy and Deformity among Elderly Women”. Leprosy is a leading cause of permanent physical disability. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprous, an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus. WHO, fact sheet on leprosy reveals that the disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes. Leprosy is curable and treatment provided in the early stages averts disability. According to WHO; 1.27 lakhs…

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  • Possums Research Paper

    The possums (The Australian Brushtail Possum) were first introduced to New Zealand in year 1837 for trades for their fur, meat and leather. Their fur is used to make human necessities such as gloves, hats and clothes when combined with merino wool. The possums are an important native species in Australia. In New Zealand however, they have become a huge pest, destroying our native forests and trees including Pohutukawa, Rata, Kohekohe and Kamahi. The possums have a huge appetite, not only do they…

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  • Coxiella Pneumonia Case Study Essay

    1. Differential diagnosis (names of possible bacteria) You should include at least 6 most relevant bacteria that can cause signs and symptoms given in the case study and rationale for including each of them (1 sentence maximum for each). An elderly man at the hospital emergency has symptoms of high temperature (at 103oF) and an above respiratory rate. Possible bacterial pathogens that could have caused his illness are: Haemophilus influenza – this bacterium, which is more susceptible to the…

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  • Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

    Introduction The United States goes through many crises, but one in particular is the antibiotic resistance crisis.When a person becomes ill, they will go to the doctor and get an antibiotic, however, this illness may not need an antibiotic, as in a viral infection, or the patient may not take the medication correctly. As a result, antibiotic resistance occurs and can make it impossible to cure that illness in the future. Brad Spellberg, Robert Guidos, David Gilbert, John Bradley, Helen W.…

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