A rare cause of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - Mycoplasma pneumonia in a middle aged women Case History A 66-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department of Sri Jayewardenepura General hospital with generalized weakness, faintness, and progressive worsening of difficulty in breathing over a week prior to admission. She also had dry non-productive cough, general malaise with myalgia and a low grade fever. She had consulted a GP and treated with salbutamol and steroid inhalers on outpatient basis. However, since her symptoms became more and more troublesome, she was admitted to the hospital. She is a diagnosed patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus for last 10 years and was taking oral metformin for the control.
Women who are abused seek medical attention more so than those who are not victimized. A study in the Northwest found that 95% of women with diagnosed domestic violence tend to seek for care 5 or more times per year and that 27% sought medical care more than 20 times per year. Often, these women go to the emergency department .Victims of acute domestic violence are those patients in the emergency department whose complaints directly link to incident of abuse. Between 2% to 4% of women that go for treatment of injuries, excluding those sustained in motor vehicle collisions , are usually victims of domestic violence. Of women in violent relationships, 77% who present to the emergency department do so for reasons that isn’t trauma.
Currently in the U.S. four percent of women prisoners enter prison pregnant, approximately 12 to 15 percent of offenders entering prison are pregnant at any given time. Over the past five years, approximately 66 babies were born to inmates. Despite the fact that nearly two-thirds of woman in U.S. prisons are mothers, there is still no national policy that dictates what should happen to the more than 2,000 children that are born behind bars in prisons across the country each year. Where do all these babies go? While prison nurseries have existed in this country for a century, the first was established in 1901 at Bedford Hill Correctional Facility north of New York City--there is renewed interest in expanding these programs today.
During his study, he met a young girl, Charlotte Figi, who had been having seizures since birth and by age three she was having approximately 300 seizures a week. Charlotte had been on several medications and none of them helped. In fact, some of the medications were life threatening and did nothing but was eventually given medical marijuana that has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures. If this plant can be used for medicinal purposes then what harm is it doing to the world if a girl as young as three years old can use it to aid her illness? Currently, 35 states and Washington D.C. have laws that allow, or will allow in the future, access to medical marijuana to qualified patients (Scherf, 2015).
These were almost 19,000 patients who suffered a heart attack or serious chest pain the previous year that they had to be hospitalized. Even if they had maximum statin use, all of the patients had LDL over 70. Praulent was given to half of the patients and to the other half, placebo. It started at a lower dose and increased if the LDL of the patient did not go down below
Thank you for referring Susan Humfrey, a 39-year-old part-time primary school teacher who also works as a bookkeeper for a family business. Susan is the mother of two children under the age of three years, a non-smoker and seldom consumes alcohol. Regular medications are sertraline that she has taken for the last three months and prior to that she was taking Cymbolta intermittently for 15 months, having had a four-month period off it. She takes the contraceptive pill and Uramine?? prn that she says is to promote alertness.
Subjective CC/HPI: Patient is a 26 year-old female who presents with frequent shortness of breath and wheezing. She reports experiencing shortness of breath 4 times a week and experiences nighttime awakenings twice a month due to her symptoms. Patient claims to use her Flovent inhaler one puff twice a day, less than her prescribed dose due to cost issues, and her rescue inhaler 3 times a week for when her wheezing is severe. Patient also presented with a persistent runny nose and itchy eyes starting 5 weeks prior. Her inhaler technique was assessed and deemed correct.
Every 15 seconds U.S. poison control centers are called about a poisoning incident. 40% of these calls involve children younger than 3 years and in 75% of these cases the poison was ingested (Gutierrez, J., Negrón, J., & García-Fragoso, L. (2011). The poisonings involve items found in most homes, such as prescription drugs, cosmetics, and cleaning supplies Most poisonings are preventable and happen in the home with the parent present. Fortunately, deaths from pediatric poisonings have decreased significantly over the decades due to the introduction of child-resistant packaging, product reformulations, and professional poison control systems. However, non-lethal, accidental medication overdoses have been increasing due to the rising availability
Since the late 20th century, postpartum depression has affected “about 20% of women after giving birth” (Kalat 2008, pg. 440), but truly many more women than that suffer from this kind of depression. Postpartum depression can be moderate or severe in these women – whether it occurs up to three months after delivery of all the way up until a year after giving birth. The hormonal and non-hormonal changes in women is usually the signs that women show that they are leading into a depression. These women go through changes in their bodies during pregnancy, their social life, and most of all their worries about their ability to be a mother.
Presenting Problem: Pt is a 15 y/o female, domiciled who recently was admitted to Dominion Hospital after overdosing on 200 pills of Tylenol and aspirin 11/29/15. Pt has also been caught drinking in school. She drinks about a half liter of liquor a day morning and night. She is currently in some honors class at Stuart High school and failing all of them. She states that biological parents were prostitutes and currently serving time in jail.