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  • Early Childhood Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways making breathing difficult for millions of Americans (NIH, 2014). Asthma has no specific cause but many researchers believe it to occur of a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Asthma usually occurs in early childhood but is not limited to only children it can also develop in adulthood. Merced County has about 56,000 children and adults who have been diagnosed with this condition (CDPH, 2016). Asthma affects 1…

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  • Type 2 Diabetes Essay

    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects millions of people in the United States. There are two types of diabetes, and type 2 is the most prevalent type at 90% of all cases. Different from type 1 diabetes, which is a complete need for insulin replacement, type 2 diabetes is caused by a resistance to insulin made by the pancreas as well as a deficiency in insulin. This resistance and deficiency is usually caused by lifestyle risk factors including body weight, diet, and…

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  • Smoking Case Study Essay

    Tobacco smoking as a risk factor for major depressive disorder: population-based study Tobacco smoking could be a major public health problem and a number of other preventive public health methods have been enforced. It is becoming clearer that smoking isn 't harmless to psychological state, and should even worsen mental illness or contribute to its origin. Participants The study resided among the Geelong Osteoporosis Study, analysis originally designed to analyze the medicine of osteoporosis in…

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  • Bronchitis Case Study

    Q1. What clinical findings are likely in R.S. as a consequence of his COPD? Ans. The clinical findings are likely in R.S. as consequences of his COPD are SOB, history of smoking, thick sputum and sputum may be purulent, productive cough, wheezing, rhonchi and decreased breath sounds, dyspnea, chills, muscle aches, fatigue may be evident during meals, when walking and even after rest. In chronic obstructive lung problems are known because resistance in airflow increases and causes obstruction in…

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  • Living In Poverty Essay

    and illnesses left untreated. As Brown stated in the Gallup article, smoking has a significantly negative impact on impoverished American’s health. Smoking may lead to chronic diseases such as Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which typically requires ongoing doctor’s appointments, and expensive treatments and prescriptions to control and or treat the condition. An individual living in poverty may not have the means to pay the difference of what…

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  • Blood Tests Essay

    . Blood tests may also be used to check the white blood cell count, which can sometimes reveal an acute infection. Blood tests along with chest x-rays can be used to assess for pneumonia, bronchitis, or other respiratory infections that can make emphysema worse. Arterial blood gases are also typically ordered to help doctors determine how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are in the blood. TREATMENT Even though there is no cure for emphysema, treatments can help relieve symptoms and slow the…

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  • Case Study: COPD

    1. What clinical findings are likely in R.S. as a consequence of his COPD? R.S., the patient, has many diagnoses, findings like his history of coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial vascular disease, irregular ABG, chronic bronchitis- COPD, and of course that leads to the possible diagnosis of pneumonia. Therefore, this leads to a very long list of signs and symptoms. The signs and symptoms of COPD type B, which is classified as a “blue bloater” (Copstead, & Banasik, 2010, pg. 483), is…

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  • Amy Parsons Asthma Case Studies

    Amy Parsons is a 16-year-old “A” student with no known medication, environmental, or food allergies and a history of several URI and common colds who presented to clinic with chief complaint of “I go through periods when I cough a lot, I never cough up anything; its just a dry, hacking cough. I have coughing episodes after I swim in the pool, and it seems like I just can't take a deep breath.” Aside from her periodic nonproductive cough and childhood respiratory complications, Amy denies any…

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  • Effects Of DINP

    Human health effects caused by DINP Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) is a phthalate ester that is commonly used as a plasticizer to make softness and flexibility to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products, such as children’s toys. There are many health effects of DINP migrating from children’s toys during mouthing activities. Some concerns are on the kidney and liver, it causes decrease in body weight, an increase in liver weight and and changes in hypertrophy. If toys find their way into children’s…

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  • Case Study Of Upper Respiratory Infection (URTI)

    COPD - According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases where airflow is blocked leading to respiratory complications (2015). Diseases associated with COPD include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and sometimes asthma which are described as chronic lower respiratory…

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