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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Study

    that help in the detection of lupus are fortunately available. These tests include echocardiograms, antinuclear antibody test, urinalysis, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and complete blood count (Mayo clinic Staff, 2014). Treatment of the disease is highly dependent of the symptoms the person has. Since the disease is autoimmune, it is hard to treat and is therefore treated by managing the symptoms with drugs such as immunosuppressants, NSAIDS, corticosteroids and antimalarial drugs. Early diagnosis of lupus is critical because affected people are known to respond better to treatment when detected early which will improve prognosis. SLE causes comorbidity with other autoimmune diseases such as thyroiditis, hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura. It increases your risk of infections, cancer and avascular necrosis (CDC, 2015). In a study by Cervera et al, they found in their ten year prospective study of a 1000 participants that the inflammation caused by lupus decreases long term but episodes of thrombosis become more prevalent leading to morbidity and mortality (Cervera et al, 2003). The survival rate for lupus has increased over the years even though the quality of life is highly impaired. This impairment may be due to the multiple causes of lethargy by lupus (D’Cruz et al, 2007). A study by Karlson et al shows that increased self-efficacy in the management of lupus was positively associated with health status of people with lupus. This means that increasing…

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  • EDTA In Quantitative Analysis

    inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases will develop (Machin & Briggs 2010). The findings of the main study evidently exhibited MVP to be most stable while in citrate. Such was because of the significant change of MPV while in EDTA. Whereas, platelet counts were found to be most stable while in EDTA. According to the study results, a close correlation emerges between MPV measurement provided by EDTA and citrate. With MPV measured by EDTA exceeding the case of citrate, this confirms the previous…

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  • Case Study: Utilizing Soft-Tissue Infection At Surgical Site

    Recommended Testing Lactate Level Blood Cultures X 2 (Different Sites) - Prior to initiating antibiotics Culture Surgical Site and Gram Stain Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBC) Complete Metabolic Profile (CMP) Blood Glucose Monitoring Prothrombin Time (PT) and International Nectrotizing Ratio (INR) Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT) Urinalysis (UA) and Culture CT Abdomen/Pelvis Radiograph of Right Lower Extremity The given scenario leads this writer to pursue aggressive…

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  • Why Math Is Important Essay

    Why is math important? Some people cringe when math is mentioned, but whether they favor it or not, numbers can’t be avoided. Math is present everywhere whether it be cooking, shopping, creating, caring for others or etc. According to the history, counting supposedly started right after the development of language. Egyptians had used Egyptian system around 3000-1600 BC which they wrote 10 as ^ and 13 as III^. This system was adapted by the Romans in their roman numerals. Egyptians also has the…

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  • Itp Research Paper

    Final Paper: Measuring Change in HRQoL of ITP Patients in Japan treated by Eltrombopag Introduction Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder, which is characterized by a low platelet count caused by both increased platelet destruction and insufficient platelet production [1]. In Japan, there are 20,000 patients with ITP and the incidence of ITP is estimated at 3,000 per year [2]. Major signs and symptoms include red spots and/or bruising on the skin, prolonged…

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  • Essay On Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

    Immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), is a blood disorder that is characterized by the destruction of the blood platelets caused by the presence of antiplatelet antibodies. This bleeding disorder is not associated with a systemic disease. It’s typically chronic in adults, but self-limited in children. The trouble with this there is not defining diagnostic that presents this disease clearly, instead the diagnosis is presented through the exclusion of other variables. Typically, patients have…

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  • Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome Case Study

    syndrome ( WAS) patient presented with unusual laboratory features . Clinical Presentation and Intervention. Male neonate admitted with symptoms related to thrombocytopenia,whose initial diagnosis were considered as neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and JMML (Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia) but subsequently diagnosis confirmed as WAS. Conclusion. This case shows that a suspicion of WAS is warranted in the setting neonatal thrombocytopenia with JMML like blood picture & normal sized…

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  • Low Platelets Research Paper

    Low Platelets During Pregnancy Having low blood platelets during pregnancy is the second most common type of blood disorder after anaemia. Between 5-8% of women will be diagnosed with a low blood platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, during pregnancy. Very rarely can this be a problem during pregnancy or birth but it is a good idea to be prepared for the potential impact if you are told your platelet levels are low. What Are Platelets? Platelets are plate shaped cells that circulate in…

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  • Platelets Research Paper

    Bleeding can occur under the skin as bruising, inside the body as internal bleeding, or outside the body through a cut that won't stop bleeding or from a nosebleed if platelet count gets too low. • Thrombocythemia- is a condition in contrast with thrombocytopenia, our bone marrow makes too many platelets. Blood clots that form and block blood supply to the brain or the heart is one of the symptoms. The cause of thrombocythemia is unknown. • Thrombocytosis- a condition caused by too many…

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  • Equine Anemia Research Paper

    These symptoms are always reoccurring and just gradually get worse because the virus constantly lives in the equid’s tissues. The latent classification is the worst one because the horse does not show any symptoms of having the disease so the only way to find out if your animal has procured the virus is to test it and is otherwise known as asymptomatic. This virus can be potentially fatal due to the process that takes place once it has entered the body. Some of the signs of infection include…

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