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    Essay On Pneumonia

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    Pneumonia and breathing rate Definition: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of lungs which affects microscopic air sac known as alveoli. History: Pneumonia has been a common disease throughout the world..The word pneumonia is from Greek word (pneumon) which means lung.The symptoms of pneumonia were described by Hippocratesc.460 BC -370BC)Peripneumonia and pleuritic affections, are thus observed: If the symptoms such as

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    Pneumonia Case Study

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    Determinants of Pneumonia in children Indonesia study case Introduction Pneumonia commonly is caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae ,Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, and some strains of respiratory virus like influenza, parainfluenza, and adenovirus (NCID, 2005). This disease in children is characterized by cough with difficult or rapid breathing and chest indrawing. (Wardlaw et al, 2006) Pneumonia contributes greatly for children death below 5 year in the world. Figure

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    Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Pneumonia that is observed in patients in the ICU who have been placed on ventilators is called ventilator associated pneumonia. This secondary infection from nosocomial bacteria is known to be the second most common infection affecting around 27% of all patients classified as being critically ill (Koenig and Truwit 637) or even the most common at 30% (Kollef 627). The type of ventilator-associated pneumonia that occurs within 72 hours of intubation is called the early

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    #Walking Pneumonia: Causes The cold season is back with its tell-tale symptoms: your nose is stuffy; your throat is painful; the cough is incessant; the headache is terrible; and the muscles are sore. Is it cold, or something serious? Chances are that you have walking pneumonia. Walking Pneumonia is not as dramatic as it sounds, nor is it very severe—it is a mild form of pneumonia that will not interfere with your daily activities, and you continue 'walking ' your normal life. In fact, many assume

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    Kristen Johns BIOL 2164 Disease Report 10/22/15 Klebsiella Pneumoniae Klebsiella pneumonia or also known as Friedlanders bacillus is a disease that is found in humans and animals. The genus is named after Edwin Klebs a 19th century German Microbiologist. Klebsiella begin in soil and the water on plants. K. pneumonia is found in the digestive and respiratory systems causing lobar pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infections, and would infections. Klebsiella is part of the family Enterobacteriaceae

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    Klebsiella pneumonia or also known as Friedlanders bacillus is a disease that is found in humans and animals. The genus is named after Edwin Klebs a 19th century German Microbiologist. Klebsiella forms in soil and the water on plants. K. pneumonia is found in the digestive and respiratory systems causing lobar pneumonia, meningitis if spread into the blood stream, urinary tract infections, and would infections. Klebsiella is part of the family Enterobacteriaceae and belongs to the genus Klebsiella

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    Identifying a Researchable Problem For this research project, I have chosen Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) among the intensive care patient population. This is a primary concern and prevention effort with intubated patients while in the intensive care unit. Patients in the intensive care unit often face many challenges during their stay. As an intensive care unit patient, they are often critically ill and are at a high risk for death; however, they are also at a high risk of death related to

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    accessory muscles to breathe. He was then diagnosed with pneumonia. C.M. is a former smoker who would smoke half a pack a day. He has a history of COPD, chronic bronchitis, HTN, and CHF to name a few. Having COPD, chronic bronchitis, and CHF are risk factors for pneumonia. He is also an older gentlemen who’s immune system is weakened due to age. C.M. has a community acquired pneumonia. Most likely the bacteria causing the pneumonia is S. pneumoniae. This bacteria lives in the upper respiratory

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    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

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    The following case study of multiple workers becoming severely ill after working in an industrial planet, which is located in a neighborhood of Baltimore Maryland. The symptoms of the workers range from a coughing and other respiratory symptoms to pneumonia. A single death has been reported out of the 70 known cases. I believe the workers had been exposed to Legionella which is a pathogenic, Gram-negative bacteria. This bacteria is naturally found in fresh water, and thrives in warm bodies of water

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    Influenza Research Paper

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    that, this infection is able to cause bronchitis and pneumonia. It evolves rapidly due to high mutation rate and also may escape acquired immunity. Due to that, it can be so severe that it can result in death especially knowing that the virus itself can lead to severe pneumonia which often

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    this infection. Sometimes the microorganism originates from the patient 's skin micro biota. Nosocomial pneumonia is a nosocomial bacterial infection that is mostly seen in surgical intensive care units (ICUs). It develops fever and leukocytosis in the patients infected (cdc.gov). Primary inhalation pneumonia develops when the organisms bypass the respiratory defense mechanisms. Nosocomial pneumonia shows up in patients

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    Childhood Pneumonia Essay

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    3.8 MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM Childhood pneumonia is the single most leading cause of death among under-five children. According to 2000 WHO report around 156 million new episodes of childhood pneumonia occurred globally, in that 95% of them in developing countries, out of the above-mentioned cases 8.7% of pneumonia are life threatening and required hospital admissions (Rudan,2008). The incidence was estimated at 0.29 episodes per child-year in developing and 0.05 episodes per child year in developed

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    Jonathan Galya October 20, 2015 Many great musicians who died before the 1960’s still have left a significant impact on the world. Their music resonates with us and even in the current artist who create music now. The new style of rock and roll changed the way we listen to music, influencing modern day generations to use the same rhythm and techniques. Their legacy is in the rock and roll hall of fame, making their death a tragedy. Not only using their genius abilities but personal life to bring

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    S. Aureus Research Paper

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    tissues and lower respiratory tracts. S. aureus is the leading cause of necrotizing pneumonia, bacteremia, infective endocarditis, osteoarticular, skin, soft tissue, pleuropulmonary, device-related and various surgical wound infections. The infections of skin and soft tissue could be boils, carbuncles, impetigo and cellulitis. If the infections get serious, manifestations could be ventilator‑associated necrotizing pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, endocarditis and sepsis. In addition to those infections

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    Tetanus Infection

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    The sight of a rusty nail popping through your floorboard may spark the question, when was your last tetanus shot? It is also important to ask yourself that question before doing simple activities, like gardening and landscaping. Tetanus is picked up from a crack or puncture in the skin that comes in contact with soil, dust, animal waste, insect bites, or anything else carrying the disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A tetanus infection causes painful tightening of the

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    progressive shortness of breath, high fever, dizziness, nausea, pallor and general weakness. On admission patient had a blood pressure of 50/35 mmHg and few abnormal laboratory results (Hemoglobin 68, Creatinine 561, Platelets 51). Chest X-ray revealed pneumonia, moderate pulmonary edema with small pleural effusions and cardiomegaly. Patient’s medical history includes chronic kidney disease, restrictive cardiomyopathy, hypertension and myelofibrosis. To improve respiratory status patient was put on Bilevel

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    Scenario: A 13 year old female is admitted to acute care for sickle cell crisis. The patient has an accessed port with maintenance IVF running and has a Dilaudid PCA for pain. The patient develops a fever of 103 and has a white blood cell count of 18 on recent labs. Due to the patient having a central line, fever, and increased WBC the patient triggered a CLABSI score of 3 on the watch list and antibiotics are not ordered. Per protocol, the paramedic notifies the bedside nurse and the attending

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    pulmonary function tests, and severe disease is characterized by dyspnea on mild exertion and the need for supplemental oxygen. Treatments include supportive care which involves supplemental oxygen when needed, vaccinations against influenza and pneumonia as these are not tolerated well in IPF patients, patient education, and pulmonary rehabilitation. There are some medications that are available that are being tested in clinical trials or already available to patients. These include Nintedanib and

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    What is Fibrotic Hardening of the Lungs in Cats? Fibrotic hardening of the lungs, also known as pulmonary fibrosis, is a form of pneumonia that causes inflammation and scarring in the alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs. Over time, the inflammation and fibrous scarring cause the lung tissues to thicken and harden. This thickening affects both the flow of oxygen and the ability of the lungs to contract normally, decreasing the amount of oxygen that the rest of the cat 's body receives. Pulmonary

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