My interviewee is a fifty-three-year-old, white female named Kat Smith. Kat is the mother of two daughters and has been married to her husband for twenty-five years. She is a stay at home mom and lives a comfortable middle class lifestyle. Kat was diagnosed with at age forty-nine with uterine fibroids that resulted in a total hysterectomy. Previously Kat had lived in extreme pain for over fifteen years, she expected that something was wrong, however, the doctors that were treating Kat did not order an ultrasound and attributed her pain to her menstrual cycle.
Patricia Douglass is a 28-year-old, gravida I, para 0 at 34 weeks gestation. She is carrying a set of twins. At her most recent office visit with Dr. Sanders, Patricia had an elevated blood pressure of 158/86. She was brought to the hospital by ambulance. Upon arrival Patricia is immediately assessed and states that she has failed to comply with her prescribed blood pressure medication, Labetalol 200mg BID.
DOI: 4/24/2015. Patient is a 40-year-old female ophthalmic assistant who sustained a work-related injury to her low back and bilateral forearms from catching a falling cart. Per ONI entry, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, work aggravated. She is status post right shoulder arthroscopic acromioplasty and distal claviculectomy on 5/13/16.
CC Follow up ER visit for back pain. S The patient is a 59-year-old female who tells me in early June she was moving a rolling coffee table at home. She states she felt a twinge in her back and had pain that radiated down into her left leg.
Evidence-Based Teaching Patient Selection The patient chosen for this evidence-based (EBP) teaching exercise C.S., a fifteen year-old Hispanic male who was recently diagnosed with type one diabetes two weeks ago. He presented to the clinic with his mother for follow up and blood sugar management. His mother explains that there are several people in their family with diabetes; however, he is the first to be diagnosed at such a young age.
Due to her diabetes, her pancreas stopped producing insulin. Which was not acknowledged at her first trip to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. During the following weeks, my mother worked diligently to regain some of the deficits she lost from her stroke. I will not list her actual deficits, but she did suffer major losses. She was released from the hospital mid-September.
PLAN/ RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Contact Ms. Tocco every 2 to 4 weeks. Obtain an update on current medical status. 2. Attend the appointment with Dr. Morreale Neurosurgeon when made.
Related case A A 75 year-old homeless man was diagnosed with diabetes. He felt a pain in the left foot two days prior and was admitted to an emergency center. His left foot became necrotic and amputation was necessary.
I began to study in Dr. W.’s ELL class three weeks later than the others. My classmates immediately told me that she was a real witch and no matter how hard I would work, I should not expect to get anything higher than “C”. Nevertheless, I tried my best and just in two months, I was on a way to a stable “B”. Right after the New Year vacation Dr. W. decided to give us a test.
I had to miss most of the month of September going to specialists or the hospital. The first time I went to the stomach specialist, the doctor told me to go on a limiting diet for IBS called the FODMAP diet. The FODMAP diet was very difficult and I was not getting any better within a week of my last doctor visit. Eventually my mom decided to take me to the Emergency Room. After doing a CT scan the doctors noticed something was wrong and they issued a colonoscopy.
He was only 18 months old when he was given the diagnoses. The only parts in his body that were tumor free were his hands and his feet; His mom (Kat) just about fainted when the doctors showed her the scans of her little boy and all the black masses in his body. “They were in his spine, arms, legs, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, and in his skull and the doctors did not know if he would live”(Lucy Laing). Kian had to endure ten weeks of chemotherapy and surgery due to neuroblastoma. Kian’s mom quotes,“When the doctors said that they couldn’t see any tumors any more, it was such a relief.
"And I want to die on my own terms." Because California had not yet legalized medical aid in dying, Maynard and her husband, Dan Diaz, moved to Oregon to utilize the state 's Death With Dignity law. Oregon was the first state to enact such a law, in 1997. In the 18 years after, 1,545 prescriptions have been written for a lethal dose of medication, of which 991 patients used that prescription to hasten their death, according to a study released this week. Most of those patients, like Maynard, had cancer.
The patient is an 84-year-old female who had a history of a fall approximately 2 weeks ago. She was seen in the ED at St. Joseph 's in Wayne at which time she had right hip and pelvic x-rays and also a CT of the of the hip. There was some question as to whether she had developed a fracture or dislocation of a previous hip prosthesis. The patient was in excruciating pain and was having difficulty ambulating. Her medical history is significant for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, Alzheimer 's disease, right hip fracture surgery back in January 2014.
She had a computed axial tomography scan done which was negative, was referred to neurology and was taken out of work for 2 months. She is currently getting Botox injections every 4 months which is helping her headaches and associated neck problems as well. Her neck problems seem to be worsening over time. They are more obviously dysfunctional when her Botox relieves some
This disease is especially concerning for the elderly population. Among those killed was 68 year old mother and grandmother, Bertie Marble. On her second trip to the Flint Medical Center, Marble weakly told her daughter that she “didn 't know what was wrong.” She stayed in the hospital for weeks and died there after her heart had stopped twice. Although her death certificate read “cardiac arrest brought on by septic shock due to pneumonia”, deeper in her medical records legionella is mentioned multiple times.