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    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 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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    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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    Intervention Treatment Plan Development with Goals and Measurable Objective The goal was to treat the residents Peripheral Vascular Disease in her toes immediately so there would not be any amputations. After the resident’s treatment and rehab, the goal was to send the resident home with her daughter. The objective was to find a service and solutions for the resident and family to find a treatment center. Social Services researched and called local treatment center that treat Peripheral…

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    Foot Check Analysis Paper

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    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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    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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    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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    Peripheral Neuropathy Overview- Peripheral neuropathy is a term that describes the damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves. This affects messages traveling between the central nervous system and the peripheral system. There are several conditions that may lead to peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is the most common cause of chronic peripheral neuropathy. The sign and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend on which type of peripheral nerves are damaged (sensory, motor or autonomic…

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    Peripheral neuropathy Overview- The peripheral neuropathy is the morbid condition resulting from a deterioration and malfunction of the peripheral nerves. The peripheral neuropathy causes are many, diabetes is the main trigger, at least for industrialized countries like Italy or UK. The symptoms vary depending on whether they are involved in sensory nerve type, motor or self. To schedule an adequate therapy, it must be very careful diagnostic investigation: the identification of the causes and…

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    My Mom Is My Hero

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    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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