Necrotizing Fascitis Kayla Duke 4th hour anatomy Necrotizing fascists is a rare disease where the bacteria destroys tissue under the skin. The tissue death, called necrosis or gangrene spreads fatly. this disease could cause death in 12-14 hours. Some drugs used for treatment are antibiotics like penicillin, or aminoglycoside. or third generation cephalosporin.
Normal skin has many types of bacteria living on it. When there is a break in the skin, these bacteria can cause a skin infection. Skin in the infected area will become red, hot, irritated, swollen, and painful. (www.nlm.nih.gov, Linda J. Vorvick, MD) Factors leading up to the emergency room visit with this patient in this case, the wound was not properly taken care of, which allowed the infection to spread, causing Richard to go to the emergency room. Patient cleaned cut with peroxide and applied a Band-Aid, when he should have washed it thoroughly with soap and water and applied an antibacterial cream every day.
The patient is anxious, agitated, and diaphoretic. Which medication can the nurse anticipate the health care provider will prescribe? Benzodiazepine, such as lorazepam (Ativan) A hospitalized patient, injured in a fall while intoxicated, believes spiders are spinning entrapping webs in the room. The patient is anxious, agitated, and diaphoretic. Which nursing intervention has priority?
She start complaining to her mom about pain in her hip, next day took her to the hospital where they said she had symptom of a virus but days after the pain spread and the fever got worse. Addie been diagnosis with spread of MRSA, a staph bacteria that cause infections resistant to many antibiotics. Second case, David Ricci, 19 years old American face another threat in India. David been run over by a train and dragged underneath it. Lucky to be alive, he was rush to the hospital, where they cut of his leg.
According to Marque Stewart (personal reference) every patient diagnosed with Crohn’ disease seeks different medical attention. On his behalf, if you are not treated with the proper care or not properly taking care of yourself, things could get worse. Patients with a severe case of Crohn’s disease can leave you with a bowel bag. Depending on how bad your diagnoses was, it could get better or worsen. The most important thing is that you are watching your diet.
Author: Jake Date: 12/09/2010 Introduction This essay includes my findings from research on the disease, and explains the signs, symptoms, causes, cures and prevention of the pathogen Cholera. The Bacterium Cholera is a severe bacterial infection caused by the bacterium “Vibrio cholerae”, the most common symptoms of the infection are diarrhoea ,vomiting and muscle cramps, this can lead to rapid dehydration and sometimes death. You can transmit Cholera by water that is contaminated with infected faeces; and also transmit it due to poor food hygiene1. Cholera kills an estimated 120,000 people a year2. If the bacteria enter the small intestine, they use their flagella to propel themselves through the lining of the intestinal wall, they produce a toxic protein.
Treatment has two goals: to treat acute flare ups and to maintain remission (Ruthruff, 2007). Two common antibiotics used to treat Crohn’s Disease is Ciprofloxacin and Metronidazole (Ruthruff, 2007). The use of antibiotics can cause stomach upset or diarrhea with long time use. A barium enema, colonoscopy, CT scan, endoscopy, MRI, sigmoidoscopy, enteroscopy, upper GI series, blood test or stool culture can diagnose Crohn’s Disease. As with any procedure there are risks.
(CDC) Initially a fever develops, followed by runny nose, cough and water eyes and koplik’s spots(small white spots that develop within the cheek and mouth). After several days the rash develops ,initially to the head and upper neck, then spreads to the lower body. The rash may last up to 14 days. (WHO) Measles related deaths are most likely to occur to those individuals who are malnourished or have weakened immune systems due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS. Complications of the disease include encephalitis, blindness and pneumonia.
Compare the beneficial and detrimental effects of Escherichia coli on humans. many bacteria are essential in our body to help it finction proberly. Some of these bacteria help digest food and fight off sickness, however certain bacteria invade the bpdy and attack causing infections. Escherichia coli is an evolving cause of foodborne illness. An estimated 73,000 cases of infection and 61 deaths occur in the United States each year.
The article explains treatment of pertussis depends on how bad the case is, the age of each person, and past medical history. However, pertussis can be treated with oral antibiotics to help reduce chances of spreading pertussis for people who do not have a bad case of pertussis. For people who have a bad case of pertussis, treatment may include supplemental oxygen, intravenous or IV fluids, intravenous or IV antibiotics, and steroids. The article also explains how to prevent the spread of pertussis. One of the big ways to prevent the spread of pertussis is to keep the infected person away from anyone who does not have pertussis or is not infected.