Right-sided heart failure is when the cardiac muscle on the right side of the heart becomes too weak to pump a sufficient amount of deoxygenated blood to the lungs. It is usually a complication of various conditions including lung diseases such as emphysema. This means that less oxygenated blood is taken from the lungs by the pulmonary veins and transported to the left side of the heart to then be pumped around the body. It can also produce a back-up of blood in the vessels within the body. This failure to pump sufficient blood to the lungs results in a build-up of fluid, which is known as oedema. Oedema is when fluid builds up in tissue and causes it to swell. The swelling can be general or in one specific part of the body. It is more common in the ankles and feet. When it is found here it is called peripheral oedema. A leg oedema can be caused by a gradual build-up of fluid. Pulmonary oedema can occur when fluid builds up quickly in the lungs.
In many critical care units there are always some patients who receive treatment or interventions to prolong their lives. These interventions include mechanical ventilations, dialysis, inotropes support and so on. According to Huynh (2014), when critical care is used to prolong life without achieving a benefit meaningful to the patient, it is usually considered "futile". He had conducted a survey in five ICUs for three months, there were 123 patients been assessed to receive futile treatment among 1136 patient (Huynh, 2014). Towards the end of life, the physician will have to face the dilemma when to discontinue life sustaining treatments or interventions. The conflict will
Human body and its health problems had been unknown for centuries until the evolution of the medical field in the late 1800s which lead to a rise in the average life expectancy from thirty six to a sweeping seventy eight. Then specialists started to identify the structure and the function of each organ. That’s when they found how important some organs as well as the human body cannot work properly without it. The kidney is one of those organs due to how fundamental it can
In the article, "Organ Sales Will Save Lives," by Joanne MacKay, is an informative essay that appeals to a readers emotions by raising awareness that there are thousands of people in the world that are in need of life-saving organs, specifically kidneys. MacKay does a fantastic job capturing the readers’ attention by describing the grueling dialysis treatments patients suffer from End Stage Renal Disease and the lengthy wait for a cadaver kidney donation. Unhappy with these options, many patients opt for a third choice which leads them into the pit which is known as the black market. MacKay’s description of the black market has the reader visualizing a run down slum with the surgery being done in a small filthy back room. The reason a patient
For PYC-652 Advanced Health Assessment, my clinical site will be the Richard A. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This site is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. I will be working with a nurse practitioner who works in one of the primary care clinics located at the hospital.
In Not Just a Death, a System Failure, author Barbara Morgan criticized the US health care system’s lack of palliative care, painful treatments, and unwillingness to face the end-of-life decision, which leads to many patients suffering the last part of their lives in discomfort. The author centers her argument on the anecdote about the dying of her late mother, who spent several months in the discomfort of intensive care until the time of her death. Moran’s point is one part valid since the treatments for serious diseases are dangerous, painful, and many times only focus on prolonging life rather than improving life. However, she neglected the fact that these treatments are optional, and patients are always open to spending the last part of their life away from the hospital.
Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic or hereditary disorder in which clusters of cysts develop within your kidneys. Cysts are round sacs containing water-like fluid. Over time, these cysts will enlarge, multiply and damage the kidneys which can lead to kidney failure. Kidneys are usually the most severely affected organs from this disease, but cysts can also develop in your liver, pancreas, spleen, ovaries, and large bowel. Polycystic kidney disease can also affect the brain and heart. PKD is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure. This disease is found in all races occurs equally in men or woman and causes about 5% of all kidney failure.
Mark Watney, a man created by Andy Weir, in the book The Martian, after an unexpected sand storm, Ares 3 is forced to abandon post and return to mother earth. While they rushed to the ship to retreat from the blinding hell storm, Mark Watney is hit and killed by one of their own satellite dishes, little be known unto his fleeing crew, the satellite only left him unconscious. He later wakes to an abandoned post to find that he is the only man on mars. After coming to the realization of his situation, Mark Watney’s primary reaction to the situation was one of humor, which may have ultimately saved his life.
A thirty-five-year-old married man with four children is suffering from the end-stage of kidney failure. All do to suffering years with chronic renal inadequacy and kidney disease. He is currently on dialysis, which has improved his health significantly to where he can function well and can expect to remain about the same while on it (Grisez, 1997, question 50).
What does it mean to be a child? By definition, a person between the ages of four through ten, they have no care in the world; they play with mud and eat bugs. They cry for sweets and color outside the lines. Unfortunately I didn’t have much of a childhood. By the time I was five years old I had seven surgeries and had consulted with twenty specialists.
This is used when a person’s kidneys no longer function at a proper rate. Dialysis is most often done in a medical facility. The procedure generally takes 3 – 4 hours and involves the insertion of a tube into the vein and that tube is connected to a machine. This process circulates the blood through the machine and back into the body. This process filters out the waste and toxins. This process isn’t a total fix. There are still risks and the patient must limit their fluid and sodium intake.
heterogeneous disorders that affect the kidneys, ureters and bladder. In this group are included common problems such as vesicoureteral reflux to severe life-threatening malformations as bilateral renal agenesis. (1-4)
The report I choose to read on the CDC website was about arthritis, the effects of arthritis and what the public is doing to help the people who are suffering from arthritis, understand the causes of arthritis on the body and what can be done to help aid the body from any shortcomings a person might face because of arthritis.