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  • Cannabinoid Analysis

    As of now, two cannabinoids (marijuana), dronabinol (Marinol) and nabilone (Cesamet), are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).1 According to an article about the use of cannabinoids and the treatment of chemotherapy side effects, cannabinoids are shown to have a significant neuro-modulatory function in decreasing CINV.1 CB1 cannabinoid receptors are present in the central nervous system, while recent evidence proposes that CB2 receptors are present on brainstem neurons. Both CB1 and CB2 receptors may have a role in mediating the cannabinoid effects on vomiting. Whether through a CB1 receptor agonist or with CB2 binding, cannabinoids directly and indirectly affect serotonin, neurokinin, dopamine, and opioid activity, which all play a critical role in mediating the emetogenic response to toxins.1 There are many other drug options to help subside the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Cannabinoids have been studied and used for the treatment of CINV in many patients undergoing chemotherapy, including the case study below. According to a case study on a 68 year-old woman with stage III lung cancer who was undergoing chemotherapy, a cannabinoid was the solution to her problems. The patient had received a pre-chemotherapy antiemetic therapy which worked for only 3 days before nausea and vomiting reoccurred. Then, rescue doses of oral dexamethasone, metoclopramide, and prochlorperazine were prescribed,…

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  • Labral Fraying Case Summary

    DOI: 7/5/2016. Patient is a 41-year -old female head cashier who sustained injury while she was in the elevator, holding a cash counter and when rotated to tuck it underneath her arm, she heard a pop in her right shoulder. Per OMNI, she was initially diagnosed with right shoulder strain. Per the PT note dated 08/12/16, the IW has attended 12 sessions MRI of the right upper extremity obtained in 09/07/16 showed moderate rotator cuff tendinosis with marked acromioclavicular joint…

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  • Carpectomy Case Studies

    6-12 PT visits on an annual basis, prescription medication refills and if her symptoms increase in severity, she should be re-evaluated. MRI of the right wrist performed on 10/29/14 revealed a healed right distal radial styloid fracture with 2 mm depression and mild volar angulation as seen on the prior CT. There appears to be a mild cartilage thinning about the radial-lunate articulation. There is a multifocal bony erosion and bone marrow edema within the carpal bone, most severe within…

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  • Being An Occupational Therapist Essay

    across Occupational Therapy, I knew right away that it was the career meant for me. Being an Occupational Therapist gives me the opportunity to wake up every morning and change lives. Nothing would make me happier than working closely with people of all ages, teaching skills that provide them with the best quality of life possible. I am committed to helping people live independently and with confidence. The ability to help someone do something for the first time or something they never thought…

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  • Knee Injury Research Paper

    bending inward. Symptoms of the MCL include swelling, swiftness or locking of the knee, and pain or soreness outside of the knee. You can injure your Meniscus at any age, also you can tear it by doing any sports. The athlete can be squat or be twisting the knee, anything with direct contact. In addition, most of the time older people tear their meniscus because cartilage weakens and wears thin over time. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include swiftness and swelling, struggling to straighten your…

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