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    Pulmonary Embolism

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    “Prevention is better than cure,” stands good for the current issue-“An attempt to cut back the Pulmonary Embolism (PE) related death rate,” if everyone can follow the simple preventive measures and get diagnosed on time. The truth is, anyone can suffer a PE or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is the most common trigger for PE. The recent striking rise in cases of PE has provoked me to focus on this and thus alert every person possible to follow every possible preventive measure to avoid /delay becoming a victim of PE. As stated by Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain conditions heightens the risk, which include injury to vein due to fractures, severe muscle injury or major surgery; slow blood flow, due to immobilization;…

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    Pulmonary embolism What is pulmonary embolism? Pulmonary embolism is the medical term for a blood clot that travels to the pulmonary artery. The condition usually causes the sudden onset of chest pain and difficulty breathing. It can also cause you to cough up blood. Pulmonary embolism is a leading cause of death in the United states. Due to the importance of this condition, it is critical that patients understand its causes, symptoms, and treatment. By the end of this article, you will have…

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    Acute Pulmonary Embolism

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    Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis throughout the world. In the US it affects approximately 1 in 1000 people and ranks as the 3rd most common cause of death in hospitalized patients. More than 80% of PEs are associated with DVTs in hospitalized patients with risk factors being recent trauma, surgery, immobility or obesity. While it can be entirely asymptomatic, nearly 25% of patients are thought to experience sudden death as their only manifestation of disease.1 Because of this…

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    someone reduces the stress of a difficult situation by anticipating complications and preparing for how one is going to cope with it. When the patient elected to have knee surgery he knew that DVT’s and pulmonary embolism would be a risk considering the surgery and his risk factors. He still went forward with the surgery after weighing the risks and the benefits and being ready to face the complications if they…

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    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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    Deep Vein Thrombosis Essay

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    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs. The deep veins pass through the deep tissues of the legs. These veins transport blood from the legs and feet back to the heart. The superficial veins are located beneath the surface of the skin, and the deep veins run between muscles of the legs. Contractions of these muscles helps to squeeze the blood towards the heart when we move our legs. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are…

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    Bethel Ridge Case Study

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    More importantly, however, the alleged injuries sustained as a result of Mr. Tolley’s fall are greatly exaggerated, and in no way have a causal connection to his death. Mr. Tolley’s medical records show that he died of a pulmonary embolism three months after the date of his fall at Bethel Ridge. Following his fall, medical records show that Mr. Tolley rolled approximately fifty feet (our witnesses are prepared to testify that he rolled ten feet—and a witness with personal knowledge is more…

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    Hesi Case Study Answers

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    Priority 1. Impaired gas exchange r/t altered blood flow to alveoli secondary to pulmonary embolus -Patient’s c/c -Patient has difficulty answering questions because of dyspnea and pain. -Patient is pale which demonstrates lack of oxygenation. - She is restless, agitated, slightly disoriented; decrease LOC. -Sputum is blood streaked; damage to lung tissue. -Respiratory rates in order; 28,30,36 showing that his body is not receiving enough oxygen. - ABG: Uncompensated respiratory alkalosis with…

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    If the DVT were to break loose from the vessel wall on which it formed, then the patient is at risk of other harmful conditions, including pulmonary embolism. Depending on the size of the clot, PE can become fatal due to restricting the circulation of oxygen throughout the body. From reviewing the three articles, it can be concluded that knee-length graduated compression stockings are an effective tool to use in the fight against DVT. There is no difference measured in the effectiveness of…

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    Thrombosis Essay

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    60,000 to 100.000 Americans die of DVT and also PE (pulmonary embolism). 10 to 30 % of people will die within a month of diagnosis. Of the people who have had a DVT, one half will have lifelong complications called post thrombolytic syndrome. swelling, pain and scaling in the affected area. 33% of people diagnosed will have a recurrence within ten years. 5 to 8% of the United States population has genetic risk factor known as inherited thrombophilia. An article from Web MD states that " DVT…

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