(Moyer, interview) Although this particular treatment did not work, studies today show great hope for the future, at a Multiple Sclerosis conference Dr. Caroline Whitacre discussed new discoveries in MS, “Today, we are making progress in virtually every field that impacts MS.” (Dr. Whitacre, 2008) Researchers have discovered two new genes that make people susceptible to whatever triggers MS. They are looking into triggers like smoking, viral infections, and even sun exposure. Dr. Whitacre has even linked pregnancy to a “natural occurring suppression.” (Dr. Whitacre,
Although epoetin alfa has helped with end stage renal disease (ESRD) anemia significantly, there continue to be patients with ESRD who have anemia despite the use of epoetin alfa. This paper will address the administration of ascorbic acid and its effectiveness in increasing hemoglobin results in patients who are not responding to epoetin alfa use alone and will also discuss the adverse effects found in the addition of ascorbic acid. This paper will also summarize the research study used to obtain the information and discuss its significance in nursing. Background of Study The questions the researcher asked when researching this topic were. 1.
In the United Kingdom cystic fibrosis is a very common disease, and the cystic fibrosis trust claims that around 8,000 people suffer from it in the United Kingdom. The cystic fibrosis trust also claims that over two million people in the United Kingdom are carriers of the gene that causes the disease. They estimated that around one in every twenty five people carry this defective gene. In the United Kingdom causasian people with cystic fibrosis have a life expectancy of around thirty one years old. But with a baby born today with cystic fibrosis the chances are that they could live much longer,due to the improvements which are being made medically.
Explain the risks and benefits of anti-psychotic medication for individuals with dementia When an anti-psychotic is used for more than 12 weeks they can cause a number of side affects. These side affects can include shakiness, sedation, unsteadiness, falls and blood clots. These risks can be overcome if the prescription is reviewed by the prescribing doctor regularly. There are however a number of benefits to taking the anti-psychotic medication. They can stop people from suffering from hallucinations and dilusions , they can help with depression and they also help people who suffer from mood swings.
Types include:- • Asthma – more than 3 million people have asthma in the UK. • Mental ill health – it is estimated that one in four people will experience mental ill health. • Diabetes; Autism; Dyslexia & arthritis. Multiple disabilities – some people with physical disabilities will have other disabilities, such as intellectual, visual or hearing impairments. They may also have communication difficulties or other medical conditions.
The diagnosis rests on a composite of clinical and laboratory observations (AIWH, 2005). Some examples may include a person experiencing morning stiffness for one hour or more that lasts for six weeks or more, soft tissue swelling again lasting more than six weeks. Arthritis of hand joints and symmetrical arthritis all of which the person will have suffered episodes lasting more than six weeks as well. Health services can achieve significantly better outcomes and quality of life for people with chronic disease when they are able to detect instances of disease early in the disease cycle. Rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages, as symptoms vary considerably.
Diarrhoea, feeling sick and vomiting are the most common side effects. Some people get a fungal infection such as thrush after treatment with antibiotics for a longer period of time. More serious side-effects of antibiotics include kidney problems, blood disorders, increased sensitivity to the sun and deafness. However, these are rare. Antidepressants e.g.
Understanding Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) Takeia Foxx December 4th, 2012 EDU 100 Ms. O Lupus also called Systemic Lupus Erythematous, or SLE may not have a cure, but it’s a highly treatable condition. People who are affected by Lupus go through many complications on an everyday basis. Not only, do the patients feel pain and the family suffer as well. Lupus can be very detrimental to one’s health. Lupus medications can help lower long-term risk and keep symptoms under control.
Wound healing outcomes, described as epithelisation, reduction in size and healing rate, were significantly improved in the experimental group. Thus, Manuka honey was shown to be a superior treatment for chronic venous leg ulcers in one of the experimental measures (Gethin & Cowman, 2008). Limitations of this study included inability to blind examiners to treatment type (since Manuka honey stained the skin orange), and the limited number of participants. The researchers did attempt to minimize possible bias in examiners through other measures such as using several different examiners from different centers, quantitatively measuring wound tissue type and a standardized method of wound measurement. Increasing the number of participants was described as being “unrealistic” for this experiment (Gethin & Cowman,
The damage the it causes to the organs can be fatal. Around 1.5 million Americans suffer from this disease. This disease also varies widely in it severity. Some people have such a mild form of it, they don't even know that they have it while other can control the flare ups from lupus with over the counter medicines