Pulmonary embolism

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  • Pulmonary Embolism Research Paper

    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 the answers to these essential questions: • What causes pulmonary embolism? • How common is pulmonary embolism? • What are the symptoms and signs of pulmonary embolism? • How is pulmonary embolism diagnosed? • How is pulmonary embolism treated? What…

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  • Erickson's Development Theory

    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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  • Bethel Ridge Case Study

    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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  • Deep Vein Tthrombosis: A Case Study

    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

    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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  • Oral Anticoagulation Analysis

    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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  • Recurrent DVT: A Case Study

    Studies have established significant diabetes-related abnormalities in coagulability and endothelial function. Diabetes mellitus has been considered as a potential risk factor for idiopathic (unknown cause of disease) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (karim Gariani, 2016). Moreover, DVT is a frequent and potentially fatal complication of patients with COPD. Deep Vein Thrombosis account for many deaths in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Victor F. Trapson, 2005). The…

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Case Study

    outflow resistance, will ultimately lead to developing gangrene in 50% of patients and Circulatory Shock in 1/3. If not shock or gangrene, there is the ever existing risk that the thrombus may travel, causing 1/3 of patients to die due to Pulmonary Embolism (PE). The preceding signs and symptoms of PCD may either occur gradually or immediately. If proper measures are taken, phases of thrombosis, fluid buildup and cyanosis are fortunately all reversible, up until gangrene develops. As soon as PCD…

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  • Nursing Case Study: Estelle's Plan Of Care

    against the development of urinary tract infections. Muscle Wasting/Coagulation Problems The preservation of muscle in a comatose patient can pose a challenge. The nurse can perform passive range of motion exercises on Estelle to preserve as much as possible muscle function, but in the long term patient muscle wasting is inevitable. The interventions should be focused to preserve and restore as much as possible (Wijdick, 2008). The prevention of DVT’s can consist of interventions such as…

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  • Gastric Bypass Research Paper

    I made it through this operation and I did. As I was recovering I knew that I would be immobile for awhile so I had to have compression socks on to prevent blood clots from developing in my legs. At that time I wasn’t aware of what or how those work so I didn 't think anything of it when the right compression sock was not pulled all the way up on my leg. Upon leaving the hospital my doctor 's cleared me to go home and said everything had went great and smoothly or so I thought. When I got home…

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