Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, with nearly 90% of patients dying within 2 years of diagnosis, in large part because it tends to be diagnosed late (Gulyn and Youssef, 2010). Signs and Symptoms Initial presentation of lung cancer, regardless of gender, tend to be nonspecific, as a chronic or new cough in 65% to 75% of cases, with 25% or more having a productive cough (Yoder, 2006). Since lung cancer often occurs in central airways it can also present as pneumonia and lymph enlargement; hemoptysis will occur in 20% to 30% of patients. Other symptoms include dyspnea , with 60% of patients developing it early and 65% developing it at some time during their illness (Yoder, 2006). About 50% of patients present initially with chest pain (Yoder, 2006).
Eczema Eczema is a general term for many types of skin dermatitis. The most common form of eczema is Contact Dermatitis. However, there are many different forms of eczema. Eczema can affect people of any age, although the condition is most common in infants, and about 85% of those affected have onset prior to 5 years of age (this has been said by MedicineNet.com). Eczema will permanently go away by age of 3 in about half of affected infants.
The pancreas makes insulin producing beta cells which are then destroyed by the immune system, (Wikipedia, 2012) resulting in a persistent state of hyperglycemia. “Type 1 DM accounts for approximately 10 percent of all cases of DM worldwide,”(Condon, 2004, p.424). Approximately 90% of diabetes cases are type 2 in which the cells develop a resistance to insulin and beta cells cannot adequately compensate for the increased insulin demand, (ADA, 2012a). Worldwide, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is exponentially increasing, due in large part to the obesity epidemic. According to the CDC, 50% of African American women, 40% of Mexican women, and 30% of Caucasian women are obese and therefore at risk for development of type 2 diabetes.
Re-using Medical Equipment The following diseases are known to be ones that can cause different types of infections in a healthcare setting: 1. Klebsiella pneumonia is a gram negative bacterium that is normally found in the intestines, where it does not cause disease. It is also found in the stool. In a healthcare setting, however, it can cause infections such as pneumonia, wound or surgical site infections, blood stream infections or sepsis, and meningitis. Klebsiella is mostly spread through person to person contact with contaminated hands.
Diarrhea is seen in approximately 10 to 20 percent of patients. After 2 to 7 days, SARS patient may develop a dry, nonproductive cough that might be accompanied by hypoxia. In 10 to 20 percent of cases, patients require mechanical ventilation. Most patients develop pneumonia. The disease is spread by close person-to-person contact through direct contact with respiratory secretions and/or body fluids of an infected individual.
Next we have major aphthous ulcers occur in about 1 in 10 cases. They tend to be 10 mm or larger across. Usually only one or two appear at a time. Each ulcer lasts from two weeks to several months, but will heal leaving a scar. They can be very painful and eating may become difficult.
(Leprosy is also known as Hansen’s disease.) However, he adds, the chance that the humans with the armadillo-specific strain were infected by some other means is about 1 in 10,000. The armadillo population in the U.S. has been estimated at 30 to 50 million, and studies suggest that, in some places, up to 15% have leprosy. For now the infected
It can cause HPV infection in the baby's genitals or upper respiratory system. Certainly, having more sexual partners, more risk get HPV. However, Most HPV infections are cleared rapidly by the immune system. Therefore, the person who has weakened immune system could increase risk of HPV infection. Damaged skin make easier way for the virus in the surface invade into the body.
Bulimia vs. Anorexia One of the most two common disorders are eating disorders, in which people experience excessive disturbances with their eating behavior, binge, or even binge and purge. At least 10 million people are estimated to have eating disorders. Eating disorders are mostly common in females, but men can experience them also. Bulimia and Anorexia are the most common eating disorders. Among women between the ages of 15 and 24 years old, approximately 1 out of every 200 people suffer from anorexia nervosa, while 1 in 50 people suffer from being bulimic.
Who is affected? It is estimated that just under half a million people in the UK will develop at least one pressure ulcer in any given year. This is usually people with an underlying health condition. For example, around one in 20 people who are admitted to hospital with a sudden illness will develop a pressure ulcer. People over 70 years old are particularly vulnerable to pressure ulcers as they are more likely to have mobility problems and ageing of the skin.