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.
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and the digestive system. Because this disease limits breathing ability, it is a life-threatening disease. In the United States alone, 30,000 people have cystic fibrosis and 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed every year. Over half the of the people with CF are over the age of 18. (About Cystic Fibrosis) Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutated gene that changes the protein that controls the salt in and out of the cell.
INTRODUCTION Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is a structural abnormality of heart that presents at birth with high fatality rate. The incidence of CHD ranges between 8 and 10 per 1000 live births. In Indonesia, it is estimated that 40,000 babies are affected with CHD.1 However, the development of the diagnostic tool, medication, non-surgical and surgical intervention in the last 40 years have increased the life-expectancy of neonates with CHD in critical condition.2 Mitchell et al (1971) define CHD as an abnormality in the functional macroscopic structure of the heart or large intrathoracic blood vessels.3 Two common types of CHD are cyanotic and non-cyanotic, in which both have different signs, symptoms, and management.1 In certain types
An estimated 48,000 were hospilalised, 4,000 suffered and 400 to 500 people died from measles each year. In 1960 Countries begin using measles vaccines. In the year 2000,the world health organization estimated that 535000 children died of measles majority in developing countries. Aproximately 10 -30% of measles cases requires hospitalization and one in the thousand of these case among children result death from measles complications. How is measles diagnosed?
Introduction Coronary heart diseases (CHDs) are a common disease in the world. Coronary heart diseases are the most common disease in the United Kingdom. According to World Health Organization (WHO), 150,000 people were death from coronary heart disease in the United Kingdom per year (Martin et. al., 2011). The mortality rate of coronary heart disease is increased in Hong Kong.
Poor housing conditions are linked with a broad scope of health conditions, including respiratory infections, asthma, lead intoxication, injuries, and mental wellness. For this reason, in (Krieger & Higgins, 2002) expresses that each year in the United States, there are 2900 people die in house fires, 3 000 000 people make emergency room visits for asthma. 1 000 000 young children who have blood lead levels high enough to adversely affect their intelligence, behavior, and their evolution. On the other hand, developing affordable housing creates jobs – both during contractions and through new consumer spending after the houses have been filled. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that building 100 new affordable housing for households which have low income, contributes to the creation of 80 jobs from the direct and collateral effects of construction and 42 jobs supported by the induced effects of the spending (Wardrip, Williams & Hague, 2011).
In the United States it is estimated that there are approximately 24 million adults with COPD (Pietrangelo, 2015). COPD is one of the leading causes of hospital admissions and one in five COPD patients who are discharged from the hospital will be readmitted within 30 days. In the United States COPD is the third most common cause of death and in 2010 it cost the United States $49.9 billion (Pietrangelo,
Today, up to 1 million Americans live with Parkinson's disease. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, not including the thousands of cases that go undetected. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living the Parkinson’s disease. After reading these statistics found from Michael J. Fox Organization, it is obvious that this disease is a major problem.
Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI. As a result of these injuries, 50,000 people die, 230,000 people are hospitalized and survive, and an estimated 80,000-90,000 people experience the onset of long-term disability.17 Population based studies in the United States suggested that incidence of traumatic brain injury is between 180-250/100,000 population per year.12 In Europe, from studies in six countries, an aggregate hospitalized plus fatal TBI incidence rate of about 235 per 100,000 was
Abuse of and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illegal and prescription drugs cost more than $700 billion a year in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity. 1,2,3 Every year, illegal and prescription drugs and alcohol contribute to the death of more than 90,000 westerners, while nicotine is related to an estimated 480,000 deaths per year. People of all ages know the dreadful consequences of drug abuse and addiction. 1)Babies: exposed to drugs in the womb may be born premature and underweight. This exposure can reduce the child’s mental development and influence his behavior later in life.
In the Summer of 1972 she worked on the western side of the US for the campaign of democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. After President Richard Nixon had resigned in august she had became a faculty member of the University of Arkansas Law school in fayetteville, where Yale University classmate and boyfriend Bill Clinton had been teaching as well. When Bill CLinton decided to run for president in 1992, hillary emerged as a dynamic and valued partner of her husband. In 1993 Bill Clinton had named her to head of the Task Force on National Health Reform, but was soon abandoned in september of 1994. In 1998 the White House had been engulfed by the Monica Lewinsky controversy.
Preventable medical mistakes cause approximately 200,000 deaths around the United States each year. (1) More than 1,000,000 Americans are negatively impacted by medication errors each year caused by inadvertent mistakes in the prescription filling process. With 4 out of 5 adults taking at least 1 medication daily and 1 out of 4 adults taking 5 or more medications daily nationwide, errors like these cost healthcare industry billions of dollars per year. Health information technology were developed to transform healthcare services, the way they are provided and compensated. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) becomes an internal part of that transformation process, which can be confirmed from annual Surescripts’ National Progress Report.