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    Meningitis is an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, most often caused by viral infection, while bacterial and fungal infections are also possible causes. The first major recorded outbreak of Meningitis was in Geneva, in 1805. Meningitis can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or ethnicity, but the groups that are most susceptible to infection are infants between the ages of 6 and 18 months of age, children under the age of 5 years old, young adults, elderly people and anyone with an illness or disorder that lower the body's innate ability to fight off diseases and pathogens. There are more than one type of Meningitis and they have different causes but they all spread through airborne respiratory droplets, such as, coughing and…

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    Frameworks in Practice Ethical dilemmas are the circumstances, where there will be a conflict between moral imperatives, principles and values. Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Many factors are involved in the ethical behavior. Every person may have a different perspective about the ethical behavior. While doing the patient care nurses are required to make ethical decisions. Step 1: Identify the problem. Ask: The main ethical dilemma we face here is that there is a decision…

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    Meningitis Research Paper

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    My Learning Resource Project is on Meningitis. In this project, you will learn the types, causes, symptoms, diagnosing, treating and prognosis of Meningitis with a brief history. The first reports of Meningitis originated in Geneva in 1805. By 1887 Scientists identified the cause as Neisseria meningitides. What is Meningitis? Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. When the meninges, the protective membrane around the brain and spinal cord, become infected is…

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    influenza which can cause viral meningitis, it is important to keep updated on these vaccines to prevent the spreading of these diseases. Bacterial meningitis is less common than viral and can be extremely serious and even deadly. Although most people with this strain of meningitis recover, serious complications such as brain damage, strokes, hearing loss and learning disabilities may come as result from the infection. Those infected usually become sick within hours and death can occur within…

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    8-15% of meningococcal meningitis (meningitis caused by N. menigitidis) are fatal Even when the disease is diagnosed early and adequate treatment is started, 8% to 15% of patients die, often within 24 to 48 hours after the onset of symptoms. If untreated, meningococcal meningitis is fatal in 50% of cases and may result in brain damage, hearing loss or disability in 10% to 20% of survivors. How many people a year on average die from meningitis in America? The national meningitis association…

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    Meningitis Research Paper

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    Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can result from a variety of sources, such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, or parasites; it can also be caused by a physical injury. Treatment for meningitis differs depending on the cause and the severity. So it is imperative to know the cause…

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    Essay On Meningitis

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    bases of my findings of meningitis and how it affects the body, how it is diagnosed, treated and how it can be prevented. Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, which is detrimental to the central nervous system, as such creates an imbalance in homeostasis. Since the brain is the control center of the body, if a problem develops it ultimately affects other parts of the body having the ability to function properly. It is vital to get diagnosed quickly, without proper education meningitis can…

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    Meningitis is a bacteria or infection that causes the meninges to swell. Meninges are three membranes that are call; the Dura mater, Arachnoid, and Pia mater. These membrane layers are to protect and cover the brain and spinal cord. The meningitis infection or bacteria would seek through the bloodstream to the brain causing inflammation. Meningitis can also occur by ear infection and sinus infection. Meningitis can affect in all different types of ages, but can most commonly affect one certain…

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    Meningitis Case Study

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    Meningitis is an infection involving the pia mater, arachnoid, and subarachnoid space, as well as the cerebrospinal fluid of the brain and spinal cord. The pia matter is the innermost membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord, followed by the arachnoid membrane, which is separated from the pia matter by the subarachnoid space. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a colorless fluid found in the brain and spine. It is produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain and acts as a…

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    The incubation period of pneumococcal pneumonia is acute, from one to three days. The symptoms include sudden onset of fever and chills, sharp chest pain, cough, production of both mucus and pus, dry sputum, dyspnea, hypoxia, abnormally rapid breathing, abnormal heart rate, discomfort feeling, and weakness. Pneumonia is followed by upper or middle respiratory viral infection which then transforms to S.pneumonia of pulmonary parenchyma. The symptoms include increased amount and thick secretions…

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