Clostridium difficile, also referred to as C. diff, is a bacterium that is known to cause mild to severe diarrhea and can lead to severe inflammation of the colon (Government of Canada, 2014). C. diff contains spores that are found in fecal matter. Through encountering a surface containing contaminants such as feces, puts a person at risk for the later development of diseases such as c. diff. This bacterium can also be spread through contact from healthcare workers that have not followed correct cleansing routines such as but not limited to hand washing. High dosages or extended usage of antibiotics can also increase the chances of developing C. diff (Government of Canada, 2014).
The or- gans involved in the regulation of acid/alkaline balance are the lungs and kid- neys. The lungs excrete CO2 (respiratory acid) with every breath, so any change in respiratory rate can cause shifts in CO2, raising pH. The kidneys reabsorb filtered bicarbonate, the acid buffer, and excrete excess acids, a normal metabolic process. What causes a body to become too alkaline? • Over use of sodium bicarbonate and/or other antacids can lead to metabolic alkalosis.
The increase in sodium reabsorption raises the serum osmolarity and stimulates the release the antidiuretic hormone ADH from the posterior pituitary gland. ADH works by increasing water reabsorption by the kidneys, thus further increasing blood volume. (Brown & Edwards, 2013). Decreased blood flow to the skin results in the patient feeling cool and clammy (Brown & Edwards, 2013). This can be seen in Mr Jensen.
Overall both the synthetic drug bath salts and crocodil result in damage to both the brain and body. The average lifespan for a crocodil user is 2 years while a bath salts user has a large chance of succumbing to an overdose after building up a tolerance. The drugs themselves have varying can be obtained with varying difficulty in the United States. One thing that is similar in both crocodile and bath salts is that the addiction can be treated through in-patient care involving the proper medical training and cognitive behavior
The best characterized of these disorders include deficiencies of Antithrombin III, Protein C, Protein S, and Factor V Leiden mutation. The treatment for these disorders is heparin injections in the acute setting. Long term treatment consists of anticoagulation with warfarin for patients with Protein C, S, or Factor V Leiden deficiency. People who are homozygous for Protein C deficiency require periodic transfusions of blood plasma rather than oral warfarin
It will make you feel good and lower the risk of getting sick a lot due to high levels of toxins. Here are some things you can do to naturally detox your body. 1. Drink Plenty of Water Water is important for the health of all your main organs because it helps in every metabolic process in the body. Water also flushes toxins out of your body.
Many of the symptoms related to this disease are chills, nausea, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches and weakness. However, different strains of this plague can produce a variety of symptoms. Anyone who visits Yosemite National Park should be on the lookout for these symptoms for a few weeks after visiting. If this plague is not treated immediately, it can be fatal. Through much scientific research, a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis was discovered.
The common source of surveillance data is reports of disease cases received from health-care providers and from communities. Health facility monitor notifiable diseases occurrence on a routine basis. Notifiable diseases routinely monitored include malaria, cholera, rabies, tuberculosis. (Dicker, 1992) Notifiable disease surveillance is done in most health facilities as a way of tracking the occurrence of
Caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae the waterborne illness causes extreme diarrhea that leads to dehydration, and, if left untreated, death within a matter of hours. Even more cause for worry stems from the fact that, as cholera suffers shed so much diarrhea that it often ends up in the water supply and infects even more people, continuing the cycle. As a disease that affect children and the elderly most severely, its effects can devastate whole communities as it normally appears after some type of disaster. For example, after the 2010 earthquake destroyed most of Haiti, cholera also broke out, exacerbated by the infrastructure breakdown, low access to clean water, and inaccessibility of medical
It is stated by Webmed that, “up to 60% of lupus patients will develop lupus nephritis. When the kidneys are inflamed, they can't function normally and can leak protein. If not controlled, lupus nephritis can lead to kidney failure.” In addition, lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidneys that due to the effect of
Explain why this increased venous pressure causes net filtration to increase in the hepatic capillaries, leading to ascites (swollen and fluid-filled interstitial space of the abdomen). • In alcoholic cirrhosis, the portal vein becomes scarred and blocked, causing an increase in hydrostatic pressure. Which leads to an increase in hydrostatic pressure in the capillaries. Alcoholic cirrhosis also causes the liver to under produce albumin. This lowers osmotic pressure in the vasculature, enhancing filtration out of the
• A sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to look at your colon. These procedures involve passing an instrument through your rectum to look at the inside of your colon. TREATMENT Treatment for this condition includes: • Taking antibiotics that keep C. diff from growing. • Stopping the antibiotics you were on before the C. diff infection began. Only do this as instructed by your health care provider.