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  • Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD): A Case Study

    Sickle Cell Disorder [ICD-10 D57] Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) may be one cause to this child’s previously listed symptoms. SCD is an inherited disease in which an abnormal hemoglobin S [HbS] leads to chronic hemolytic anemia, pain, and organ failure (Grossman & Porth, 2014). SCD is transmitted by a recessive gene and can manifest as a sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease. The sickle cell trait may manifest as a heterozygote with one HbS gene [HbS], and SCD may manifest as a homozygote with…

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  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    blood making cells. Patients with CLL will not make enough RBC, WBC or platelets. 5 This can lead to anemia (shortage of RBC), Leukopenia (shortage of WBC), Neutropenia (shortage of neutrophils; this can lead to serious bacterial infections), or Thrombocytopenia (shortage of blood platelets which can lead to excess bruising or bleeding). 5 CLL is a cancer of B lymphocytes which normally make antibodies which can help fight infection. With CLL present, the antibodies are not made properly so they…

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  • Hemangioma Case Studies

    Intramuscular hemangiomas was first described by Liston in 1843. This benign vascular lesion of skeletal muscles make up for less than 1% of all hemangiomas.[1] They commonly present in early childhood or early adult life,[4] although there were some studies which reported such cases in elderly patients. Generally intramuscular hemangiomas have shown an equal sex distribution except for the involvement of the masseter muscle which has a definite male predominance with ratio of 3 to 1.[5]…

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  • Orthostatic Hypotension Case Study

    this creates a dilemma for the physicians regarding medication, because treating one diagnosis can worsen the other. This hypertension concurrently with orthostatic hypotension is also a correlated sign of autonomic dysfunction/failure. His thrombocytopenia resolved over time, so that cannot be the culprit of…

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  • Childhood Cancer Paper

    The incidence of death from cancer is decreasing, but it will always have a significant impact in nursing practice. Mortality has declined by 66% over the past 30 years, from a 5-year survival rate of less than 50% to approximately 83% today (Barbel & Peterson, 2015). The article, “Recognizing subtle signs and symptoms of pediatric cancer”, discusses the causes and risks, signs and symptoms, details of the different forms of cancer, as well as some nursing implications in regards to pediatric…

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  • Blood Transfusion

    The most common indications for a blood transfusion include acute blood loss, coagulopathy and other anemias.2 The veterinary professional should adhere to a strict transfusion protocol, and utilize blood typing, crossmatching procedures and careful patient monitoring; which minimizes the risk of an adverse reaction and maximizes the benefits of the transfusion.2 Ideally, potential canine blood donor candidates should range in age between 1-year-old to not more than eight years of age, and be…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Blood Transfusion

    circulation intravenously. It is used when a patient is suffering from severe blood loss; it can be from an accident or an operation done. Under most circumstances, anyone who is suffering from a deficiency of producing blood, bleeding disorders like thrombocytopenia or haemophilia or an illness that inflicts anemia; such as kidney disease or cancer would most certainly have to undergo blood transfusion due to the risk of it endangering their health. It is mostly utilised in situations in which…

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  • Dyskeratosis Congenita

    nail dystrophy, and oral leukoplakia (white patches in the mouth) (Figure 1) but these symptoms might not always manifest in patients (Dokal, 2000; Fernández García and Teruya-Feldstein, 2014; Kirwan and Dokal, 2009). Other symptoms include thrombocytopenia, anemia and testicular atrophy(Fernández García and Teruya-Feldstein, 2014). Patients with DKC often age prematurely and have…

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  • Crohn's Disease (IBD)

    Crohn’s Disease (CD) is an inflammatory bowel disease that is chronic, relapsing, transmural inflammation of uncertain etiology that can affect any portion of the digestive tract from mouth to anus, but is predominantly seen in the terminal ileum and/or colon (Inflammatory Bowel Disease article). The name of the disease came from Dr. Burill Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932. Crohn’s Disease is part of a group called Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). CD differs from other IBD’s in…

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  • Hlp Syndrome Essay

    What is HELLP Syndrome? HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening liver disorder that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum. It is characterized by hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes (which indicate liver damage), and low platelet count. According to Olds’Maternal-Newborn Nursing Tenth Edition, HELLP is usually related to preeclampsia and about 10% to 20% of women who have severe preeclampsia develop HELLP prior to 37 weeks’ gestation 50% of the time. However it may…

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