Patients who contract the influenza virus while in the hospital have a shockingly high risk of death as a result of flu complications. A recent article from Henry H. Bernstein and Jeffrey R. Starke lists the average mortality rate of all patients with hospital-acquired influenza as 16%, but notes that patients with higher risk factors, such as people who 've recently undergone transplants, have a mortality rate of between 33% and 60%. Though the flu is typically non-life threatening for the general population, the same can not be said for hospital patients who have compounding health issues. Because of the increased risk of death for hospital patients, it would be in a hospital 's best interest to require mandatory influenza vaccinations for its staff to prevent as much transmission of the virus as
Introduction: Developing countries face the greatest burden of pediatric hydrocephalus, there are inadequate data to determine the prevalence and incidence of hydrocephalus. This liability is related to more health challenges, etiology assumed to correspond to high birth rates, maternal and perinatal risk factors, malnutrition education gaps, also greater risk of untreated neonatal or even prenatal infections and neural tube defects . Hydrocephalus (Primary and secondary) remain one of the commonest and devastating pediatric neurosurgical pathologies. Incidence of congenital hydrocephalus has been estimated to be 0.2- 0.8/1000 live births . Unique challenges affecting the treatment of hydrocephalus in the developing world include
Race c. Socioeconomic status d. Support 10. Medical complications of acute ischemic stroke are common and influence outcome after ischemic stroke. Which disease is the most frequent serious medial complication in stroke? a. A-fib b. Sepsis c. Arthritis d. Pneumonia 11. The greatest proportion of recovery after stroke occurs in the first _______ to ________ months?
Various studies have shown that heart diseases are number one killer in America. It has been observed that rate of re-hospitalization of patients, aged 55 years and up, suffering from suffering congestive heart failure is quite high than other ailments. Many researchers have pointed out that inadequate patient education at the time of discharge is one of the reasons of increased rate of readmissions in CHF patients. Many studies show that the lack of self-reliance and gist of self-care management are the root cause of re-hospitalization. Now the question arises that who will be accountable for this deficiency; the nurse educator, the patient itself, healthcare facilities and professionals, or other circumstances.
People born with Trisomy 21 are also more likely to be born with heart defects. Congenital heart disease affects almost half of the babies born with Down syndrome. CHD can lead to high blood pressure in the lungs, the heart not able to pump blood to throughout the body, and cyanosis, which is blue-tinted skin because of the lack of oxygen in the skin. Down syndrome also affects the immune system and makes it much harder for the immune system to fight off infections. People with Down syndrome are twelve times more likely to die from an infection than somebody without it.
ABSTRACT Objective: As the peptic ulcer affects 2-10% of the population and is gradually affecting more of the young as compared to the old so a study was designed to identify the factors associated and look for the complications and incidence of peptic ulcer perforation in young adults. Methods: Patients of either sex between 18-30 years of age diagnosed of peptic ulcer perforation (gastric or duodenal ulcer perforation) failing to respond to medical therapy, admitted on an emergency basis were included into the study. Intra-operative findings pertaining to exploration under general anesthesia, release of free gas as the abdomen was opened, site and size of perforation, amount and nature of peritoneal contamination present were made note
For example, the incidence of sicknesses was a mean of 2 sicknesses per neonate. The case fatality in 13 sicknesses was also more than 10%. Only 2.6% neonates were seen or treated by a physician, and 0.4% was hospitalized. Hypothermia, fever, upper respiratory symptoms, umbilical, and skin infections, and conjunctivitis showed statistically significant seasonal variation. Although the sicknesses were concentrated in the first week of life, new cases continued to appear throughout the neonatal period.
Every 65 seconds, a new diagnosis of alzheimer 's occurs which has led it to be the 6th leading cause of death in the United States . Killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. With this disease still growing, todays medicational treatments for these diseases have been improving over the years but has recently began to start showing many negative effects. With that being said, it has been found that while these medications claim to help they also cause abnormal amounts of distress to the patients who are prescribed them such as diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and even fainting. Another negative about medicinal therapy is that there is a time limit on how long the positive effects actually help unlike art therapy which can be used at any time of the day with no specific expiration.
The survival rate for ovarian cancer is only 20% for five years and individuals often have a poor prognosis once diagnosed (Huh Shinn et al., 2009). Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, as individuals often misinterpret their symptoms as menopause, urinary or gastrointestinal problems (Guenther & Dimmitt, 2011). Risk factors for ovarian cancer include a family history of ovarian cancer, nulliparity and increasing age (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, Bucher, & Camera,
One of the reasons they give is that “vaccinations can sometimes cause permanent injury and death.” The article reveals that, “the government concedes there is a problem, and it established The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to reimburse parents for children who die from or are permanently disabled by vaccines. According to the article, “the National Childhood Vaccination Injury Compensation Program has paid out over 1.5million dollars in damages to families for injuries and deaths following a vaccine reaction.” “However, the risks of not being vaccinated far outweigh the risks of associated with vaccination.” “According to researchers at the Pediatric Academic Society, childhood vaccinations in the U.S prevent about 10.5 million cases of infectious illness and 33,000deathes per
Along with severe side effects such as increase in suicidal thoughts these medications leave a great toll on these children’s physical health. 35% of foster kid’s BMI increases tremendously upon entering care and being medicated. So how are these minors being prescribed medication for disorders they are too young to be diagnosed with? And why is the government spending billions on paying for these hospitalizations and medications? Instead of investing in these children for tomorrow and their future the only thing they get today is a number in a
Medication administration errors occurs 34 percent more often than any other preventable error. These errors directly impact patient safety. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there are approximately one million patients harmed in hospitals across the United States. Studies support barcode scanning medication during medication administration can prevent this type of medication error (Marx, K., Stoudenmire, L.L., & Manasco, K.B., 2013). It is report that barcode medication administration (BCMA) may reduce medication administration errors by 86 percent (Gooder, V., 2012).
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons
Children with ADHD Attention Psychiatric Association says that up to 11% of children in the U.S have been diagnosed with ADHD. This is a concerning percentage considering the possibility for misdiagnosis. Many children have been misdiagnosed with ADHD due to parents being overwhelmed by their high energy children, Schools not questioning a misdiagnosis because they get more funding for a child with a mental handicap, and because doctors choose the easy way out when treating a child with high energy. The first reason why children are being misdiagnosed for ADHD because parents are being overwhelmed by their high energy children. “The child 's only advocate is the parent who lacked the courage to apply discipline” (Guelph Murphy 2006).
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is also identified as cot death is the sudden, unforeseen and unexplained death of an apparently well baby. In the UK, just under 300 babies die suddenly and unpredictably every year. This statistic may sound shocking, but SIDS is scarce and the risk of your baby dying from it is low. Most deaths happen in the course of the first six months of a baby’s life. Infants born too early or with a low birthweight are at bigger risk.