Almost 2 million Americans per year develop hospital acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths. Most of these infections are due to antibacterial-resistant pathogens because as mentioned earlier this is the ideal environment for these resistant bacteria to thrive. Two common hospital acquired infections alone (sepsis and pneumonia) killed nearly 50,000 Americans and cost the U.S. health care system more than $8 billion in just 2006
Every day, 17 people die while waiting for a transplant of a vital organ, such as a heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung or bone marrow. This is because of the lack of available donors in this country, 3,886 kidney patients, 1,811 liver patients, 457 heart patients and 483 lung patients died in 2004 while waiting for life transplants. (National Kidney Foundation n.d) When the organs are transplant to the recipient body, the organ can function immediately and also helps the recipient recover faster and shortens the length of the hospital stay. Recipients of living generally released from the hospital on the fifth day after the transplant. Moreover, the supply of
Increase the Awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss in kidney function. Every kidney has about a million tiny filters, which are nephrons. At the initial stage, healthy nephrons will take on the extra work when some nephrons are damaged. But if the damage continues, more and more nephrons shut down and even stop filtering blood effectively so that patients’ health will be affected.
Organ transplantation was, and still remains, one of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent medical history *Note that differing margins and spacing have been permitted. According to the Cockrell School of Engineering, an average of 20,000 Americans undergo life-saving organ transplants annually; such operations have effectively served to improve the well-being and health of its recipients. However, although the UNOS (The United Network for Organ Sharing) waiting list has the potential to save a large number of lives, twenty patients who fail to receive an organ die daily. The most promising solution to this deficit is xenotransplantation: a process in which live tissues, organs, and cells are transplanted from a donor animal
Each year, over 30,000 people die from lung cancer, particularly those who’re aged 65 or over. Only 6% of lung cancer patients can survive up to 5 years or more after diagnosis. Approximately two-thirds of males are diagnosed with the increased rates of lung cancer. Smoking is the greatest risk factor for lung cancer as it accounts for approximately 94% of the cases. Prostate cancer Worldwide, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and the sixth most common cause of cancer death in males, after lung cancer.
Consume more fiber Those who eat lots of fiber-rich foods had a 19 percent reduction in kidney cancer risk compared with those who rarely consume fiber. According to a study found in the Clinical Nutrition journal, fiber has the capacity to obstruct toxins that can cause cancer from roving from your intestines to your kidneys. 7. Seek help to end your snoring dilemma People who suffer from sleep apnea (snoring is the main symptom) are nearly five times more probable to die of cancer compared with those who sleep more quietly. Sleep apnea results in the oxygen levels in the blood dipping.
The author states that in the tropics, “ Malaria kills one African child every thirty seconds and accounts for over a million deaths a year around the world” (“Malaria”). The author is explaining that even today our world is still being affected by diseases. This also shows that the world is becoming even more unequal, while we are able to treat diseases with top notch medicine, and Africa doesn't have quite the technology and money we do. In the end, the deadly diseases that had developed has created an unequal world due to Europe’s immunity while others had struggled in the past, and even still today. This world that we live in has ended up so unequal due to those three main ideas; the location and shape of continents to spread new ideas, having domesticated animals, and deadly diseases.
Introduction Out of all medical errors, medication administration mistakes account for the most common, harming at least 1.5 million people every year, according to a 2006 report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IMNA). Medication errors can cost hospitals and health care plans billions of dollars every year leading administration to look for programs and implementations on how to cut down and eventually eliminate medication errors. At this alarming rate of error, many hospitals have now created many programs for safety while implementing Health information technology (HIT) as the fore front of innovation. One implementation is the computer physician order entry (CPOE) that is used by physicians to help eliminate medication transcription errors, or verbal order errors. Systems like this can also alert
There’s about 22 million cases and 200,000 deaths of typhoid fever that occur worldwide every year. If you are between the ages five and nineteen then you are at one of the highest risks of getting infected. One way you can get Typhoid is by an infectious bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. Salmonella is a bacteria you can get by eating raw eggs or raw meats. You can also get it by traveling and drinking contaminated water.
Cardiovascular diseases are the worldwide health care issue representing 30% of mortalities. Heart valve diseases are life threatening affecting ~2.5% of the general population in economically developed countries (V.T. Nkomo et al. 2006). Approximately 100,000 heart valve replacements are performed each year in the U.S.