Maggot therapy isn’t ones first thought for wound care, but it is becoming more accepted to treat wounds caused by diabetes and trauma. Taking a brief look back at the history of maggot therapy one can explain why it’s steadily reemerging, what makes it a useful tool, and why we should educate patients on this wound care option.
The overall aim of our experiment was accomplished due to the fact that the compound produced was tested to be pure paracetamol. Its purity was tested by TLC, melting point range and NMR analysis. For the Melting Point Range Determination, samples of our re-crystallised p-aminophenol and paracetamol were placed into capillaries and into the melting point apparatus where data was recorded during the melt. Then, for the Thin Layer Chromatography, a TLC plate was prepared with four small dots loaded with p-aminophenol, our recrystallised p-aminophenol, our resultant paracetamol and commercial Panadol® respectively. When TLC was completed, it was transferred to a UV lamp box for analysis and data collection. Finally, for the NMR, a small sample of our produced paracetamol was mixed in a 2mL glass vial with 0.5 mL of DMSO. Finally, the solution was pipetted to an NMR tube for NMR analysis.
The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether over the counter pain killers, for example, aspirin, coated aspirin and fast acting aspirin dissolve at different rates affected by the level of acidity in the solvent.
Doctor say that you should take two doses of 500 or 600 since the body cannot absorb more than that at one time, and it will eliminate the rest in your urine.
The overall experience of this patient experience has been quite memorable so far. In terms of contributions contributing to our patient’s quality of life, our contributions have been more practical in nature. Our patient reported having urinary issues and wetting the bed after taking the diuretic. We suggested he time his doses so he will know roughly around what time he will have to go bathroom. This way he will have enough time to make it to the bathroom and avoid urinating elsewhere. Another positive was explaining the indication for Gabapentin. The patient was not taking Gabapentin and was unsure what it was used for. After informing him of the name and indication, I believe we have informed the patient about his
Ribonucleotide reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme for de novo DNA synthesis, is an excellent target for chemotherapy. Its increased activity in cancer cells is associated with malignant transformation and proliferation.
Cyrano: (Quickly taking some of the paper bags on the counter.) Good. Here are two sonnets by Monsieur Benserade….
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is normally found in living intestine of humans and animals. A bacterium that are harmless and is important to the health of the human’s intestinal tract. The intestinal tract is part of the digestive system; having varies of sizes of intestine that transport the food in order to absorb the nutrients and expel the waste. However, some E. coli are pathogenic, causing illness to the host such as diarrhea or harm the outside of the intestinal tract. The host can be effected by the consumption of contaminated water or food, or having contact with the animals or people.
The first-line treatment for RMSF is 7-14 days of doxycycline for both adults (100 mg BID) and children of all ages. Patients who are severely ill should be hospitalized and given intravenous doxycycline. An added benefit of doxycycline is that it covers other tick-borne organisms with clinical presentations that may be confused with RMSF. Another course of treatment is Chloramphenicol (50-75 mg/kg/day for 7 days) has anti-RMSF activity. However, its efficacy is inferior when compared to doxycycline, it has more side effects, and it has a complex dosing schedule. It is recommended for pregnant patients and those with tetracycline allergies. However, doxycycline should be considered in pregnant patients with severe symptoms.There is no evidence to support the use of post-exposure prophylaxis for (RMSF) (Medley O'Keefe Gatewood, & Mitchell, K., 2014).
If the drug is administered in a rectal pathway approximately 100% of Secobarbital is absorbed. The absorption of Secobarbital is rapid and takes duration of 3-4hrs.
I found this ad really interesting about the facts and problems of prescription medications in American households. As you can see, the ad tells the true statistics of prescriptions drugs, abuse, and overdose. It is crazy to know and I can’t believe seventy-percent of people who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from either family or friends. Also, it is mindboggling to see from the ad, that every 15 mins one American dies from an unintentional drug overdose because of taking prescription drugs. The ad is informative about these types of drugs and people need to know how deadly they can be when misusing them. Hopefully, when people see the advertisement, they will see what the dangers are to prescription drugs and will think twice before using them.
“With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer” (Johnson). This quote brings light to the devastation brought upon one another from a dreadful disease called cancer. This article describes the scientific studies behind the role that antibiotics play in causing cancer. This opposing viewpoint article, Antibiotics May Be Linked to Breast Cancer, stands as a purpose to inform readers about the theory of antibiotics being directly related to breast cancer diagnosis. “Breast cancer is the second most leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States” (National Cancer Institute). Therefore, trying to find a root of where this cancer is coming from is a quite logical explanation for the extensive research and hard work shown by this author. The author begins this article by introducing an ethos appeal by crediting themselves to membership in the National Cancer Institute. The author then brings in the appeal logos
Based on the data, the eluent system that represented the best separation of the three compounds, anisole, benzoic acid, and o-toluidine, was the 4:1 hexanes to ethyl acetate ratio because it showed the greatest distance between the compounds. The highest Rf values indicated that the least polar compounds, which traveled the furthest distance, were least attracted to the polar plate due to the smaller amounts of hydrogen bonding that occurred between the compound and the plate. Anisole had the highest Rf values, of 0.920 and 0.773, compared to benzoic acid and o-toluidine because it had the least hydrogen bonding ability to the silica gel, while o-toluidine and benzoic acid may have been able to form more hydrogen bonds to the polar gel. O-toluidine
MRSA Meningitis is an uncommon cause of bacterial meningitis accounting for about 10% of all cases. Recently, there has been an increase in that number, which is worrying since MRSA Meningitis is related to high mortality, rates (Kelesidis et al, 2011). Combining the daptomycin, rifampin, and linezolid has also been identified as an effective way of treating and preventing the MRSA meningitis and bacteremia in most patients (Chambers, 2001). This treatment was found effective especially for patients that are allergic to the Vancomycin. The use of this daptomycin, rifampin, and linezolid therapy has been found to be successful in most cases since
In this experiment, the isolation, characterization, and determination of concentration and purity of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA from Allium Cepa or onion was performed. DNA was isolated through the use of a homogenizing solution. The absorbance ratio was 1.5, which indicates protein contamination. Moreover, the characterization of its components was conducted through the use of different chemical tests. The DNA gathered by the group bore positive results only on Test for Deoxyribose; compared to the standard solution, which bore positive results on all chemical tests, namely, Test for Deoxyribose, Test for Phosphate, Test for Purines, and test for Pyrimidines.