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History of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) causing bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been in existence and impacting the human population since ancient times. In the ancient time, TB was known as a 'consumption' condition. Many people used to be treated at their homes although some went to the salubrious climates in areas such as Adirondacks....

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis refers to an airborne infectious ailment caused by mycobacterial strains. The disease affects nearly a third of the world population, the majority being children and women. Every year, hospitals globally report more than 9 million cases of new infections. Despite TB being treatable and preventable, it is interesting that...

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Vaccination Against Flu

Some forms of vaccination are important and useful while others raise ethical and moral questions. For example, the 1976 vaccination against flu was a good idea but the consequences were expensive than the medical provision. Some conditions can be treated but thinking of vaccination with an ineffective medical regime makes...

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Hill’s Criteria of Causation

The Hill’s Criteria is one of the most cited frameworks for causal deduction in the field of epidemiology. The criteria consist of the strength of analogy, experiment, coherence, plausibility, the biological gradient, temporality, specificity, consistency, and association (Frank, Faber, & Stark, 2016). The strength of association is the first criterion...

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Dengue Virus Type 2

Abstract As of now in the United States, most people who get mosquito bites only need to deal with the an annoying, itchy skin irritation. After washing the area with mild soap and water, a topical ointment can be applied and life can continue as usual. Meanwhile, tropical areas of...

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Primary Research Review (Virus)

Introduction In 2016, a primary research paper related to viruses was published in the journal PLOSOne. The study was conducted by a group of researchers from Flinders University and the Research Division at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), both of which are located in Adelaide, South Australia....

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West Nile Virus (WNV) Case Study

Examples of Sources of Infection, Mode of Transmission, and Why Is This a Concern? Depending on its type, there are often several vectors by which a virus like West Nile virus (WNV) and the consequent West Nile fever (WNF) can be transmitted. Many of the emerging novel diseases in the...

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Zika Virus Overview

The Zika virus is a virus spread by mosquitoes, and when a pregnant woman is infected, complications to the unborn child can occur, such as microcephaly and other defects. The virus became prominent in the west following an outbreak in 2016, resulting in the spread of the virus being considered...

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Zika Virus: Symptoms and Testing

Zika virus, first reported in Africa Uganda in the year 1947, is a mosquito-borne flavivirus. At this time it was reported in monkeys, and the first human case was reported in 1952 in Uganda and Tanzania (WHO, n.d.). The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes in the Aedes genus. In the...

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) poses a serious health threat to women. It has been shown to have a direct link to cervical cancer and other cancers of the reproductive and urinary tract (CDC, 2014). Most of the time, the immune system fights off the disease. It is a concern when the...

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Rotavirus Infection

The rotavirus infection is commonly associated with medical condition known as gastroenteritis. Most of the children in America are victims of rotavirus infection before they get to five years. Most of the infections for the medical condition are experienced in the spring and winter. The spread of the disease among...

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The Health Condition May Affect Half The World By 2050

A study carried out recently shows that half of the world population which is almost 4.8 billion people will be affected by the nearsightedness. This is a condition which affects the eye where one can be able to view distant objects clearly but cannot be able to see near ones....

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Genetic Disease Occurrence

Two genetic disorders resulting from autosomal dominant disorders include Huntington Disease and polycystic kidney disease. Huntington Disease affects the brain, causing loss of cognition and uncontrolled movements and emotions (Genetics Home Reference, 2016). The involuntary movements which accompany this condition are known as Huntington’s chorea (Genetics Home Reference, 2016). The...

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Pacific Cataract and Laser institute

IntroductionFounded in 1985 by Dr. Robert Ford, the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute (PCLI) specializes in medical and surgical treatments of the eye. PCLI’s headquarters was based in Chehalis, Washington and it operated in Western states such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. PCLI mainly did corrective laser vision surgeries,...

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Medical Care of Drug Abusers

Drug abuse is a difficult thing for healthcare providers to deal with, when they discover it. They have to make sure that their prescribed drugs don’t interact badly with the drugs that the patient uses recreationally. They also have to make sure that the patient isn’t just trying to get...

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Malaria: An Annotated Bibliography

Achan, J., Talisuna, A. O., Erhart, A., Yeka, A., Tibenderana, J. K., Baliraine, F. N., ... & D’Alessandro, U. (2011). Quinine, an old anti-malarial drug in a modern world: role in the treatment of malaria. Malaria journal, 10(1), 1. This article discusses the usefulness of quinine as the gold standard...

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Abnormal Pap Smear Follow-up Among Hispanic/Latina Women

Abstract This work in writing conducts a literature review in the form of a synthesis of several studies published in journals that are peer-reviewed publications that focus on Latina/Hispanic women who have received a report of an abnormal Pap smear and who fail to return to six-month follow-up appointments. This...

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Malaria

Malaria is health disorder that has raised global concerns and interventions for many decades. Malaria is an infections health disorder that essentially caused by Plasmodium that infects the red blood cells of human beings. Consequently, there are five types of malaria namely; Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae...

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Blood Pressure in Early Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Schrier et al. evaluated high blood pressure concerns in early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) (Schrier, 2014). The authors wanted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined treatment with two pharmaceuticals versus the use of one pharmaceutical. Lisinopril, an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor...

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Enlarged Prostate Care Plan

Based on the description of the patient’s symptoms, a physical exam, and laboratory blood work results, it can be acknowledged that he was suffering from an enlarged prostate. He has been experiencing the need to urinate frequently, especially at night, difficulty in starting this stream of urine, and a feeling...

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