Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common inherited diseases among Caucasians and about 1,000 new cases of the disease are diagnosed each year. Cystic fibrosis affects both males and females and people from all racial and ethnic groups, however the disease is most common among Caucasians of Northern European descent. The disease is also common among Latinos and Native Americans, especially Pueblo and Zuni and is much less common among African Americans and Asian Americans. Approximately 12 million Americans are carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene and don’t even know they are
Jinx the different types of treatments that are out there to help treat the endometriosis. Showing Mrs. Jinx that there are medications she may be able to take to help with the pain and with the endometriosis spreading, as some medications like birth control can cause your body to release less estrogen and progestin's which will prohibit the growth of the endometriosis cells. I also explain to her that sometimes once she becomes pregnant that it will slow down the spread of the endometriosis as she is not having her menstrual cycles. I can tell she is feeling a little relieved, so I go on explaining that when the doctor does the laparoscopy that he might laser off the endometriosis that is visible and this might prevent it from coming back. I explain to her that with endometriosis that it is a patient to patient treatment plan as everyone is different.
About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed each year, with more than 70% of the patients diagnosed by age two (AboutCF). It is a very rare but serious genetic condition that can affect any child. It is mostly the Caucasian population that has this. If you are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, your life expectancy
Some of the signs to look for in younger children are poor appetite, poor growth, fatigue, shortness of breath and pneumonia. After ASD is suspected there are a few different test doctors can send you for to confirm the defect. A chest x-ray showing an image of the heart and surrounding areas, to check for fluid in the lungs or an enlarged heart. You can go for an EKG, which will record you electric activity of the heart and also can indicate volume overload of the right side. An ECHO will provide a visualized picture with blood flow through the heart chambers via sound waves.
The infertility is caused by chronic lung disease on the menstrual cycle, as well as thick cervical mucus that blocks the migration of sperm, although it is possible for them to conceive and to have successful pregnancies. Still, pregnancy can worsen the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis, so be sure to discuss the possible risks with your doctor. Other complications: -Osteoporosis. People with cystic fibrosis are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis, a dangerous thinning of bones. This may be linked to the body's inability to absorb vitamin D, which helps build strong
Infants diagnosed with PKD will most likely not live with the disease past the age of two. Cysts can be found by performing an ultrasound on the kidneys. DNA testing also allows for confirmation of the disease. Patients with a family history of PKD need to notify their physician immediately to conclude diagnosis. Symptoms of polycystic kidney disease may be dormant in the earlier stages of development.
Cystic Fibrosis is a very serious inherited genetic disease which affects one child in every 2,500 Caucasian births. This disease usually affects the lungs and causes the build up of a thick mucus which causes chest infections. These infections unfortunately usually lead to death during childhood or early adulthood. On occasion, besides affecting the lungs, it affects the bowels and the pancreas, causing blockages in the intestines and poor absorption of food. Cystic Fibrosis may first appear in a newly born baby, or in children or young adults.
For so many years they have paid doctors and hospitals a fee for every test, procedure or other service they perform. It rewards the quality of care, but not better care. I believe the doctors and hospitals should be paid for the quality and outcome of patients’ care. The new approach to paying for health care promotes improves patient care and slows the rise in health care costs. The Alternative Quality Contract (AQC), doctors and hospitals are paid for the quality, not just the quantity of the care they provide to the members.
When the nurse is developing a teaching plan to prevent the development of heart failure in a patient with stage 1 hypertension, the information that is most likely to improve compliance with antihypertensive therapy is that a. hypertensive crisis may lead to development of acute heart failure in some patients. b. hypertension eventually will lead to heart failure by overworking the heart muscle. c. high BP increases risk for rheumatic heart disease. d. high systemic pressure precipitates papillary muscle rupture. B Rationale: Hypertension is a primary cause of heart failure because the increase in ventricular afterload leads to ventricular hypertrophy and dilation.
It has been noticed that the same drugs that suppress the immune system so that lupus can't attack the body also reduce a person's ability to fight off bacterial and viral infections. “If a person has more severe manifestations of the lupus that brought them to the hospital their symptoms are going to be treated with aggressive immunosuppressant’s, and that's going to increase their risk of infection," said Dr. Joan Merrill, medical director of the Lupus Foundation of America. It was also stated that more than likely, it’s going to increase their risk of re-hospitalization, and the treatments don't work, then they’re at risk of organ