Unit 8 Case Study 1 Nick’s Story Cathy Shively GE 258 Due: February 27, 2014 Unit 8 Case Study 1 Nick’s Story A. Which symptoms that Nick has described so far are relevant to the nervous system? Are his symptoms sensory, motor or both? The symptoms that Nick has described that are relevant to the nervous system are the weird pains in his feet, like burning and prickling and he gets real dizzy when he sits down or stands up. Nick’s symptoms are both sensory and motor.
Calcium channels in the presynaptic terminal are opened so there will be ACh in the cleft, but it causes local paralysis so there will be no action potential in the muscles. Patient C is suffering from myasthenia gravis. If the patient has exertional fatigue and weakness that improves upon rest and returns back during activity then there would be no action potential in the neuron but
The standing order for 500mg acetaminophen by mouth, while effective in the elderly population, should not be an option because of the potential for choking. The unresponsive patient would not be able to swallow. The morphine 0.1mg/kg IM would not be the first choice because the patient is currently showing signs of pain and the intramuscular route takes longer for the onset of pain relief. Pain relief would be noted by observing the patients vital signs (decreased pulse and blood pressure may indicate pain relief) and observing the patient for a decrease in moaning, restlessness and
an enzyme, not being produced, so the organism cannot do a certain thing (e.g. digest fats), occasionally makes an organism better able to survive (positive effect). This means that it is more likely to survive and pass the mutated (beneficial) gene on to it's offspring. 2. Which appears to be more dangerous: the BRC1 or BRC2 mutation?
Susan underwent disuse atrophy because it was immobilized so it did not perform the same amount of work as usual. In order to stop this from happening you would have to stimulate the muscles. Small contractions would have been weak enough to not disrupt the alignment of the third metatarsal. Performing isometric muscle contractions while her foot in the cast could possibly prevent the loss of muscle mass. 8.
Scientists believe this method will transform the severe disease of Duchenne muscular dystrophy to a much milder Becker muscular dystrophy. For me, some pros to this approach would be a cure for a severe case of muscular dystrophy, but it is unfortunate that the patient will still have the disorder, just in a milder form. A con would be any side effects that exon skipping may have. Since there are not any recorded cases of this being done in the United States, it is hard to know whether or not exon skipping could be potentially dangerous to those who want to try the treatment since testing in human patients is still out of the question. Another con is within the administration of the treatment.
Mainly sarcoidosis remains unknown. If a person has the disease it is not a crippling according to his research. I see that most doctors feel that it will go away over a period of time. It is not cancer, but I do know that it breaks down your immune system. If you catch a cold it is hard for your body to fight the cold because your numbers are so low.
Sticks and Stones Societies tolerance of verbal abuse has changed over the years. The adults of today, who grew up during the late sixties and early seventies, who endured this form of abuse, also grew up with the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” (Possibly, to make to abuse more bearable). These same adults have realized that this could not be further from the truth. The damage that words can afflict can be so severe and so long lasting that it would be easier to endure a broken bone. Understanding and defining verbal abuse has been allusive but in its simplest form it is described as name-calling.
‘The ABCA12 gene takes a major role in producing proteins for normal development of skin cells therefore altering the gene can prevent the cells from making any proteins, thus, the failure of functional ABCA12 protein leads to the disorder of ‘normal development of the epidermis, resulting in the hard, thick scales characteristics of harlequin Ichthyosis’. Harlequin Ichthyosis is not a common skin condition, however, ‘in order to show the disorder, the individuals must inherit two recessive genes, one from each parent, but the parents show no signs’. The symptoms are tightness of the skin in the chest resulting difficulty in breathing, hands and feet are swollen, dehydration and the ears are merged together with the head by the thick
Annotated Bibliography Don't Put Off Exercise-Put Off Alzheimer's Instead. (2006). Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, 24(1), 6. The author in this article is Anonymous. Even though, he/ she remained anonymous, the article discusses how exercise will help to benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease. Through the research this article provides evidence of patient that who exercised and decreased their potential of Alzheimer’s disease. This evidences support my research of other method of preventing Alzheimer’s disease.