Peripheral vascular disease

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  • Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Case Study

    Definition and Pathophysiology The leading cause of PVD/PAD is atherosclerosis of the arteries. Atherosclerosis occurs when deposits of lipids and cholesterol obstruct and harden the arteries. This leads to progressive narrowing of the artery. When this takes place in the peripheral vessels, blood flow id compromised to the lower extremities, and is known as PVD/PAD. There are actually three types of Peripheral Vascular Disease. Type 1(10-15% of patients) involves the aorta and ileac arteries, type 2 (~ 25% of patients) involve the aorta and the common and external ileac arteries, and the most common type 3(~60-70% of patients) which involves the aorta, ileac, popliteal, and tibial arteries. This plaque usually forms at arterial bifurcations…

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  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Peripheral vascular disease is condition that applies when the arteries in the human body narrow, often away from the major heart or brain organs. When this occurs in these two vital organs, these conditions are known each as coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, respectively. Peripheral vascular disease is often found to affect the legs. The common symptoms for this disease include pain along the leg while walking and even when found at rest. In the affected leg, the nails and…

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  • The Importance Of Evidenced Based Practice Change Project

    to prepare them to create a sense of ownership and commitment to their work and the organization as a whole. The evidenced based practice project proposed to be implemented at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) will cultivate the staff to improve the quality of care for the veteran population. The proposed practice change project focuses on improving diabetic foot related problems in the End Stage Renal Disease population receiving hemodialysis/peritoneal dialysis.End Stage…

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  • Foot Check Analysis Paper

    non-diabetic population on hemodialysis. Sixty patients were asked to have a comprehensive foot check analysis. This was an observational study done in a satellite facility. A foot screening tool was used to identify risk factors associated with foot ulceration such as peripheral arterial disease, peripheral neuropathy, or foot pathology. Risk factors for ulcerations were recorded at baseline for all patients and mortality data was revisited after three years. Foot pathology was noted in 79% of…

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  • Causes Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Introduction Diabetic foot ulcers are rated as one of the principal causes of diabetes mellitus hospitalization in the US and worldwide. Diabetic foot disease causes complications which account for huge medical expenses. For instance, in the UK, it is reported that NHS spends five million pounds annually on diabetes foot ulcers. Studies show that 100 patients lose their lower limb of their foot as a result of diabetic foot disorders (Nicholas, 2013). Diabetic foot ulcers result into amputations.…

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  • Xylem Vessel Length In Woody Plant

    affect plant vessel length. Third, was to see if there was a relationship between plant vessel length and diameter and how this relationship relates to plant hydraulic function. Lastly, researchers wanted to determine if the vessel length was phylogenetically conserved. Although there research is useful and is a good first step in providing insight on a topic not well explored, adjustments could be made in certain areas to better rely the experimental findings. This research focused on…

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  • A Case Study Of A L Ischemic MCA Stroke

    sided motor impairments from his L CVA that he experienced approximately 2 years prior to the R hip fracture/ORIF. Pt’s R LE motor impairments continue to limit his ability to perform functional activities such as, completing sit to stand transfers. Pt’s impaired static and dynamic balance is most likely related to bilateral light touch sensory impairments on the soles of pt’s feet which is consistent with the medical diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy as well as, overall R LE muscle…

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  • My Mom Is My Hero

    my mom would get my siblings and I exactly what we asked for no matter the costs. Sometimes, the items we would ask for would be a little bit expensive but my mom never said no. Instead, she would ask my grandmother to babysit and worked extra hours. At times, she would not come home until ten or eleven o 'clock; and by the time she drove my grandmother home and came back she would be so tired that she would fall asleep in her chair,work clothes and all. She wanted us to be happy and be able to…

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  • Voluntary Human Movement

    Neurological Factors Affecting Movement Voluntary human movement is regulated and controlled by complex interactions within our central and peripheral nervous systems. The three major types of sensory input come from the visual (eyes), vestibular (inner ear), and somatic (body) sensory systems. The somatic sensory receptors found in muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, and skin are collectively known as proprioceptors and they gather information about body position and the direction and…

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  • Neural Communication: The Nervous System

    Student no:16472374 The nervous system and neuron communication The nervous system is a highly complex and broad area of biopsychology. People depend on the nervous system for their survival and safety.This essay will explore the components from which the nervous system is composed and their main functions. This essay will also decipher the mechanisms through which neurons communicate. According to Carlson (2014) the Nervous system is branched into two categories - the central nervous system…

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