In earlier days after the discovery of the Alzheimer disease, no treatment was given to Alzheimer’s patients because loss of memory or Alzheimer disease was considered as a natural process which happens with every individual. Earlier, the word “Senility” was used for Alzheimer disease and it was thought that Alzheimer is a new kind of mental disorder. According to Schmid (2008), a German Psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin first time used the term of Alzheimer disease in his famous book. In 1974, NIA (National Institute on Aging) was established by Congress to support the researches related to Alzheimer disease. During the era of 1976, Robert Katzman was a neurologist who found that Alzheimer disease is a prevalent form of Dementia.
Dysphagia can occur during oropharyngeal or esophageal phase of swallowing. Various swallowing process alterations that may interfere with physiological functions cause dysphagia. Dysphagia is a frequent, multifactor and debilitating aftereffect in head-and-neck cancer patients undergoing a definitive radiotherapy (RT). Acute aftereffects related to RT, such as the edema, the mucositis, the pain and diminution in salivary secretion distort the short-term swallowing mechanism [1-3]. Radiation-induced fibrosis of tissue and chronic oxidative stress continue this impaired swallowing long after RT [4, 5].
Rarely does a health problem present according to the “textbook” definition, nor do problems exist in isolation. Many patients present with one issue but have an underlying condition, such as anaemia, unearthed during investigations. Acute Ataxia This patient’s likely diagnosis is acute ataxia, a relatively uncommon condition with an incidence of 1 in 100,000. Acute ataxia is the sudden loss of voluntary, coordinated muscle
Tissue Engineering Strategies for Myocardial Regeneration 3. Therapeutic alternatives for myocardial regeneration Describe what myocardial regeneration is. Describe the difficulties to be overcome in myocardial regeneration. Describe general strategies, current and potential Myocardial regeneration is the process by which injured myocardium is restored to its original structure and function. As seen above the normal healing process for post-infarction cardiac tissue involves the generation of a fibrous scar, which provides mechanical support but is devoid of functional cardiomyocytes.
This week I have seen a very interesting case at the Vine Clinic. A 17-year-old female who came in with her mother had a chief complain of joint pain and a severe headache uncontrolled by Ibuprofen. She has recently seen in the ER for joint pain. I observed my preceptor conducted a thorough history and physical exam. She started joint pain on the right side of her knee and then the pain migrated to the left side of her body and affecting all the major joints.
Cancer is a disease that has plagued many people across the world. Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease (Huffington Post, 2011). Many of us can say that cancer, whether it be us that is sick or someone who is close to us, has affected our lives in some way. My family in particular took a hard blow when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a while, the cancer spread into her bones and she passed away soon after because of it.
Abstract Introduction: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) can be defined as a chronic musculoskeletal disease with widespread pain and tender points on specific anatomical regions. FMS affects quality of life and causes severe chronic pain, depressed mood and possible muscle weakness. In this study we aimed to investigate the possible relationship between clinical findings, hand grip strength and quality of life in patients with FMS. Material and methods: Fifty consecutive women who fulfilled the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criterial for FMS were included in this study and compared with 40 age and BMI matched female healthy controls. Pain assessment was performed visual pain scales (VPS) and functional pain scale (FPS).
For example, Brittany Maynard (November 19, 1984 – November 1, 2014) was a woman with terminal brain cancer, which cannot be cured. She lived with unbearable pain such as constant headaches everyday of her life. She moved from California to Oregon where Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) is legal and began taking prescribed pills from her physician. “My body is young and healthy; I am likely to physically hang on for a long time even though cancer is eating my mind. I probably would have suffered in Hospice care for weeks or even months.
Her depression had not ceased since we first moved to North Carolina until it reached its peak two weeks before my senior year started. She attempted suicide this past summer. Because I am the only person she has in this state, I have made it my priority to aid her in her recovery. In conclusion, my past has shaped who I am in ways unimaginable to the majority of my peers. Poverty and parenthood are two situations I became accustomed to early in my life.
Graves' disease only affects about 2-3% of the population (“About Graves’ Disease”). It's a very rare disease that is not taken as seriously as it should be by people. Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease. This disorder results in the overproduction of the thyroid hormone which is called hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is an uncommon disease, but is usually found throughout women under the age of 40.
The pain did not go away. I was at the doctor again the next week for worrying back pain starting. The pain was near my kidneys which was not only worrying me, but everyone else. After a many doctor visits, my mom was worried about me for a completely different reason. She thought I was missing too much school.