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Phrase 1 Introduction Medical Terms

- I choose the medical coder because I enjoy the field of nursing. I enjoy helping the elderly in the nursing home. With the medical transcripts or coder a person can work from their own home, it really acquires some training, patience. Working at home generally get paid 10-15 per transcript that may take up to an hour to complete. Once a person gets the hang of it you may be able to knock out 2 easy ones in an hour the individual have to be reliable and get them done on time. I choose this career choice because to help the insurance company to get right medical code on paper and on the patient chart....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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- CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY This chapter dealt with methods and procedure in conducting the research on the implementation of Hepatitis B vaccination among the students of School of Allied Medicine. Research Design This study utilized a descriptive method. As noted by Travers (1979) the descriptive method was cited for the investigator to gather information about the present existing condition. The principle aimed to explain the method which described the nature of a situation, as it exists at the time of the study and to explore the causes of a particular phenomenon....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Multiple Sclerosis

- Multiple sclerosis is a complex, autoimmune disease caused by damage of the fatty myelin sheaths around axons of the brain and spinal cord which leads to demyelination, lesions (scaring) and inflammation1, 2, 3. This damage leads to disruption of nerve impulse along axons resulting in the many symptoms seen in multiple sclerosis patients. Although its exact etiology is unknown, current research indicates that multiple sclerosis is a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. It has been established that multiple sclerosis is not inherited but research is being focused on genetic influence and suceptibility3....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Cornell Medical Research Programs

- While in high school, I watched a Biomedical lecture from Cornell University and recalled the professor saying that; “most people of today experience a greater life expectancy than that of people who lived during the 1800s and prior. I was astonished by this information and at that point came to grips with the magnitude of medical research and its pivotal contribution to helping us living longer and healthier. The professor then mentioned that most of the malicious diseases of that time are presently completely eradicated or curable....   [tags: cancer cells, medical research, cornell]

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The Controversy Surrounding Stem-cell Research

- Stem-cell research is a complex subject. First of all you need to know there are three main categories of stem cells. Embryonic, Fetal and Adult; not everyone is for or against all of these types. There are different sets on pros and cons to each of these types and I will address a few for each type. I believe the pros outweigh the cons in each of these and stem cell research is very beneficial for medical purposes. The term ‘stem cell research was first used by gist Alexander Maksimov, a Russian histologist in 1908....   [tags: Stem-cell research, medical, ]

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Medical Research on Human Subjects

- The issue discussed by Ron, Williams’s ad Dickens is the conditions in which the use of human subjects in medical research justified. Roy and his colleagues believe that the health, life and dignity of persons involved as subjects in medical research must be protected in order for the research to be ethically justifiable. Roy and his colleagues believe four conditions should be met for a medical research or clinical trial to be ethically justified, the research have to be scientific adequate; the rights of human subjects protected; clinicians obtain informed consent from patients; patients must be informed about randomization....   [tags: Medicine]

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Controlling Plasma Cholesterol

- Controlling plasma cholesterol is one of the major ways to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Total body cholesterol includes different components such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride (TG), the “bad cholesterols”, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good cholesterol”. The Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guideline recommends monotherapy with statins as the primary drug therapy for dyslipidemia by lowering LDL cholesterol. However, statins do not prevent all cardiovascular (CV) events and residual risk remains....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Medical Research and Evidence Based Practice

- When working in the medical field it is important to understand and stay up to date with the latest research and methods of practice. There are many different methods used to perform and evaluate medical research available to professionals. The focus of this paper will center on medical research, evidence based practice, and using the PICO method to outline the focus of individual studies. By evaluating each of these methods we can better understand the different ways to perform medical research and how they should each be used....   [tags: pico model, patients, physicians]

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Ethics on Stem Cell Research

- “Bush and his allies say that frozen embryos are tantamount to humans, and therefore are no more appropriate for medical research than are death row inmates.”If this bill were to become law," Bush said yesterday, "American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos."”(Babington A04) A newly born baby girl has a spinal cord issue, making for many years of rehabilitation ahead her. A mother has developed Alzheimer’s, preventing her from having a normal relationship with her family....   [tags: Research, Medical World]

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Stem Cell Research Controversy

- The controversy over stem cell research’s use in the medical field is almost two decades old. So why the sudden intense return of fierce political debates over an old issue. It’s because President Obama recently revoked the ban on stem cell research, as he believes it holds the potential to revolutionize the medical industry in the years to come. As USA Today quoted him saying in March, after he stopped restricting federal funding for stem cell research, "At this moment, the full promise of stem cell research remains unknown and should not be overstated....   [tags: Medical Field, Stem Cell Research]

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Smoking Should Be Outlawed and Tobacco Profit Applied to Medical Research

- Smoking Should Be Outlawed and Tobacco Profit Applied to Medical Research "Scientists know what makes tobacco so deadly. It's the more than 4,000 different chemicals that cigarettes contain. And the more than 400 different poisons that scientists have found in cigarette smoke" (LeTourneau). Does that statement appeal to you. Funny how the public hears this phrase and knows what tobacco is made from, yet they still smoke knowing that tobacco kills more than 440,000 people a year in America alone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Scientific Research For Medical And Cosmetics Research

- Moreover, animals that are bred to be used in experimental research for medical and cosmetics research. Companies like Charles River Laboratories, test on animals for other companies to gain a profit. Companies show the research being done on animals as being beneficial as it is not harming the “health of human beings” (Dog ̆an 475), as it saving the lives of human beings. Who is not affected by the testing of products. Charles River Laboratories uses rats, monkeys, and other types of medicine such as depression pills, and pain killers....   [tags: Liberalism, Conservatism, Classical liberalism]

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A Brief Note On Medical Assisting Research Paper

- Medical Assisting Research Paper I am here at ECPI in Medical Assisting because I want to accomplish my goals of working in the medical field and becoming successful at what I love to do. I haven’t always wanted to work in the medical field, I use to say I would never work in a hospital or a doctor’s office but right as I was about to graduate high school I decided that I wanted to work in the medial field because I learned that there was more to it than just doing surgery and dealing with death all the time....   [tags: Surgery, Hospital, Plastic surgery, Medicine]

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The Fundamental Principles Of Ethics Within Medical Research

- With the use of Cormack’s framework (2000), finally the ethical considerations can be assessed. The fundamental principles of ethics within medical research are there to ensure the protection of those who participate in the research (Schnell and Heinritz, cited by Fick, 2014). It is clear that this study was approved by an ethics committee, and in order to be approved, the study must be considered ‘ethically sound’ (Allmark, 2002). Studies are considered for their scientific quality, welfare of the participants, and the risks of the research, versus the possible benefits (Allmark, 2002)....   [tags: Ethics, Research, Cardiac arrest]

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A Research Study On Medical Medicine

- Unlike most other applicants or even some of my fellow classmates I did not always know I wanted to be a veterinarian. My aspirations in veterinary medicine developed later in life. When I started college I choose to take a pre-med concentration. I always knew I wanted to help others and encouraged by family I decided to be a medical doctor. While in school, I realized that of all my favorite classes’ where animal based such as comparative anatomy and physiology. I was often encouraged by my advisor to switch from a biomedical concentration to a natural science one because all the courses I wanted to take fell under a natural science concentration, such as animal behavior and mammalogy....   [tags: Veterinary medicine, Veterinarian, Medicine]

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Medical Research And Drug Therapy

- As I was getting older, I was finding myself getting bored with the everyday patterns of just existing and not doing something that I really had a passion for. Living comfortably with minimal contribution became increasingly easy for me. Rest assured, I knew my life had bigger meaning and I was meant for something better. Auspiciously, the medical field and the human body had caught my attention. I became increasingly interested in medical research and drug therapy. The reason I have selected pharmacy as a career path is due to the simple fact that I want to make a positive contribution to my peers and surrounding community....   [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Management]

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Medical Research

- Medical Research Outline I. Introduction Beep. Beep. Beep. The heart monitor beeps every time his heart does the boys face is unemotional to him its already over. As he sleeps next to him are all his family members many speechless and most in tears as they watch the 13 year old boy’s last moments. Hooked up to a breathing machine because his lungs are now useless he struggles for each breath; and yet it still monitor still…beeps… beep … but, all of a sudden without notice the beeps begin to come closer and closer together and then louder to where you here it down the hallway....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Research On A Diagnostics Medical Sonographer

- A Diagnostics Medical Sonographer also known as an ultrasound expert, it is somebody who uses extraordinary imaging equipment that coordinates sound waves into a patient’s body which is normally known as a sonogram to finding various medical conditions. For instance, heart diseases, pregnancy and cancer (ExploreHealthCareers). A sonographer commonly uses high frequency sound waves to deliver images inside the human body. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers lead in physician’s offices and medical and diagnostic laboratories....   [tags: Medical ultrasonography, Sonographer, Ultrasound]

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Insight of the Decade

- Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) have for a long time stirred heated debate. Ethicists (among others) claim that life begins at conception and that the culturing of embryos for means of generating pluripotent embryonic blastomeres is as immoral as murder. Extremists also fear that the use of hESC paves the path for the laboratory procreation of humans for the sale of body parts. Another compelling argument, which holds scientific ground, is that hESC developed for other individuals may prove to be futile at the exposure to the host’s immune defense....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Ethics of Medical Research on Humans

- ... The Third Reich was an unsettling period in history that shaped how research is conducted today. It was an unethical display of medical research that took place from 1931 until the end of World War II. Iacono and Jenkins explain that “ approximately 400,000 people with various types of disabilities were forcibly sterilized to prevent their procreation, using inhumane experimental procedures” (Iacono, 1123). Such procedures would include the exposure of reproductive parts of women and men to x-rays and high volumes of radiation....   [tags: medicine, experiments, pariticipants]

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Differences in Probiotics

- Probiotics are the good and 'friendly' bacteria that can have many health benefits. These health benefits include aiding in a better immune system with patients who suffer from irritable bowel diseases or syndromes such as crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Probiotics assist in digesting dairy products for those with lactose intolerance (Duvauchelle 1). They also give a balance to those who have to take antibiotics and helps relieve with side effects such as gas and cramping("Probiotics Symptoms, Causes, Treatment” 2)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Procedure Of Medical Research

- Amy, who is about 4 weeks pregnant, came in to the clinic to discuss her options for an abortion. After discussing the available options, the physician informs Amy that she needs both; an ultrasound, to determine the age of the fetus and, if there is one, listen to the fetal heartbeat. Amy declines, stating she does not want to see it. She is unable financially to have the baby and that seeing the ultrasound is not going to change her mind. Amy is then informed this is a legal requirement. The physician explains the clinic will lose their license if they do not perform the ultrasound....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Law, Patient]

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Atypical Childhood Social Behavior and Phthalates, BPA

- The Article describes how endocrine disruptors can produce childhood social impairment and more specifically the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates exposure during pregnancy produces autistic-like social behaviors in children. The specific social behaviors that occur from phthalates and BPA exposure are difficult interpersonal and social awareness skills. Phthalates and BPA, the independent variable, are endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). The EDCs interfere with the body’s hormones which are critical to brain development (Braun, 2011)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Pediatric Asthma

- Relevance of the Practice of Respiratory Therapy: I have long been aware of the illness called asthma. It’s usually the children who contacted asthma and therefore it’s called pediatric asthma. I have seen a few patients suffering from asthma attack. It’s only pathetic if the patient doesn’t have any surrounding him that can give him first aid or provide him with the necessary procedures that will give him a sigh of relief. I feel delighted on the contrary if I see anyone who’s acting in a capacity of a respiratory therapist that is able to help the patient rescue from farther danger....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Adderall Side Effects

- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that is characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Adderall increased in popularity upon approval by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used for the treatment of ADHD and treatment of the sleep disorder, narcolepsy, in the 1990s. Although Adderall has been proven effective in decreasing and preventing ADHD symptoms, there are concerns regarding cardiac side effects and the potential for dependence and abuse of its chemical components....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Immortal Cells

- In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, multiple cell research studies involving Henrietta’s cells are described. Author Rebecca Skloot writes about Henrietta Lacks’ journey through her cervical cancer and how her cells changed the lives of millions long after her death. Skloot relates the history of cell research, including those studies which were successful and those that were not so successful. It is necessary for the author to include the achievements and disturbing practices of scientists throughout this history to inform readers and focus on the way Henrietta’s cells were used....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Diverse Molecular Data Demonstrate That Commercially Available Medicinal Leaches are not Hirudo Medicinalis

- The main focus of this paper (Siddal et al. 2007) was to use various molecular techniques (discussed in detail later) as a means of identifying what Hirudo species are available commercially as medicinal leeches. While at least five species of medicinal leeches have been recognized, they are almost indistinguishable morphologically. Although historically there has been extensive use of leeches medicinally, only Hirudo medicinalis has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A New Paradigm in Medical Technology

- Modern medicine has made a remarkable impact on people’s health across the globe. The treatments that scientists have discovered are astounding, without a doubt. Despite all of these amazing discoveries, many of these innovations are, in fact, treatments, and not cures (O’Brien para 5). Now, why is this a predicament. Imagine waking up every day and enduring grueling treatments for blindness, hearing-loss, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or any other known incurable disease; Modern medicine is beginning to limit itself to treating diseases or illnesses temporarily, rather than eliminating them completely (O’Brien para 4; Durant 192)....   [tags: modern medicine, genetics]

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Review of New Treatment for Brain Cancer Research

- The review and evaluation of the research grant request from Large University Hospital was completed using the “Peer Review Process” format below (Office of Extramural Research, 2011). Large University Hospital’s (LUH) research team has completed their pilot study on an innovative treatment for late stage brain cancer patients. The study began within four weeks of the patient’s agreement to participate. Overall Impact. This study revealed the new treatment for late stage brain cancer patients increased the mean number of weeks patients survived from 9.6 to 10.75....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Radioactive Sickness

- Causative Agent: A total body exposure of one hundred roentgens of radiation will cause radiation sickness. Although certain medical devices will give you exposure to radiation, the grays of radiation are miniscule and will not cause radiation sickness. There are a few sources that can lead to a high enough exposure of roentgens of radiation. One of these sources involves accidents or attacks involving nuclear facilities. The other has to do with accidents or being the target of radioactive or nuclear weapons and devices, this includes the use of a conventional explosive device that disperses radioactive material, known as a dirty bomb....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Lack of Sleep

- Talking with different people one notices that a lot of them consider they can accomplish more if they could waste less time sleeping. However, they don’t realize they are only hurting their productivity when they lose sleep. I’ve read two articles that deal with the issue of sleep deprivation. The College Student Journal published an article about the grade-point average of college students and sleep length, while U.S. News & World Report produced an article dealing with the lack of sleep in America and its effects on performance....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Three Types of Medical Practice: Group, Partnership, and Sole Proprietorship

- Three types of Medical Practice: Group, Partnership, and Sole Proprietorship Group Practice The majority of physician practices are group practice for a variety of reasons. In a group practice, physicians share patient duties and the physical office space. This is the second most popular form of practice. It’s considered as three or more physicians, who provide medical care, jointly using the same facility, personnel and dividing the income as agreed. Typically there is a greater financial security than with the solo practices....   [tags: Medical Research]

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- Roger Yeager PHD states “Parenting challenging kids requires that you become a chef, not just rely on a cookbook recipe” (Miller). Approximately 9.5% or 5.4 million children 4-17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD, as of 2007. As of 2007, 2.7 million youth ages 4-17 years (66.3% of those with a current diagnosis) were receiving medication treatment for the disorder ( The Surgen General lists ADHD, as the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. With numbers as these it seems imperative to know what works best for over 2.7 million children in treatment....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Universal Molecular Drugs

- In this essay, a new biochemical technique to fight against viral diseases is going to be introduced. Before introducing this technique, it is necessary to know the origin of diseases first. Most diseases are caused by bacteria or virus. A long time ago, antibiotics were discovered and they have the power to kill bacteria. However, there are no such powerful methods to treat viral infection. This essay begins with an explanation of the principles of how penicillin and the HIV protease inhibitor work, followed by a proposed application to heal viral diseases based on learning enzymatic mechanism....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Marijuana: The Safest Healing Medicine Known

- Marijuana: The Safest Healing Medicine Known There are many medications manufactured today for just about every illness there is. Are these medication really worth taking, or do they actually cause more harm than good. One might argue that pharmaceuticals are safe because the FDA approves them but most of them actually cause more bad side effects than the illness that they are intended to treat. What if there was a treatment for hundreds of ailments with just one medication, and had very few bad side effects....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Diagnostic Summary Paper on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

- Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder in the United States. Between 15 - 19% of the population suffers from this disorder, which impairs the quality of life and functioning (Stuart 218). What is anxiety. Abnormal Psychology describes anxiety as “an adaptive emotion that helps us plan and prepare for a possible theat.” The text book further states, “worrying about many different aspects of life becomes chronic, excessive, and unreasonable.” This is also known as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD (Butcher 201)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Use of Acupuncture Analgesia

- When people hear the word Acupuncture, which is highly correlated to Acupuncture Anesthesia, they are likely to think about painful needles in their skin or a dreadful Asian massage therapy. In fact, this general fear of needles and the word acupuncture are wedded together in people’s mind such that this stereotype is widespread. It is true that Acupuncture is a practice associated with the dreadful picture of needles inserted in the skin, but this common concept is limited because it is also a surgical practice so much useful that it has soared in the medical field for several reasons....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Chemotherapy: Will There Ever Be an End

- “You have cancer.” Those few words, uttered from a doctor’s mouth, can break hearts and change lives. The century old fear of cancer still survives in the hearts and minds of those whose lives and families have been affected by this tragic disease. With modern medicines more and more people are surviving the many different types of cancer, but the fear of the disease is still very prominent. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are just a few of the treatments used to treat cancer. Surgery is used to remove small tumors that have not yet spread through the body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Noni and Maalox: A Specific Comparison of Traditional and Industrial Medicine

- FACT: Two in three people are affected by ulcers. The more shocking revelation is that almost all of these people do not experience any symptoms (Pearlstein). It is a silent killer. There are two known ways of curing ulcers. One is the traditional way, which is history based and a scientifically proven remedy for ulcers. The other is the industrial way, which is a controversial issue that is scientifically based and historically inefficient. Noni is a naturally occurring plant that is native to the Pacific islands....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Should Animals Be Used For Research?

- SHOULD ANIMALS BE USED FOR RESEARCH Animal testing in scientific and commercial research has a long and controversial history. Some industries for example, as cosmetic manufacturers and pharmaceutical research companies treat animals to test their new products. Animals like rabbits, rats, monkeys, and many more are experimented in the research testing. Animals are not only restricted to product testing, but also needed by biology students to study body function, body parts and practice surgeries for learning and research....   [tags: Animal rights, Animal testing, Medical research]

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Struggles of Gene Therapy

- Is there any right way, or wrong way, of wanting what’s best for your child. The parents of Rhys Evans were celebrating his 2nd birthday, which his family thought he’d never reach. Rhys was inherited with a disease that left him without an immune system. The treatment is to find a sibling whose bone marrow can be transplanted, so healthy cells can multiply and spark the immune system. However, Rhys is the only child, and if he did have a sibling it was a one and three chance of affecting the cure....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Personalized Medicine Model

- If all human beings are individuals with a distinctive genetic signature who are exposed to different environmental influences, the personalized medical model will allow healthcare professionals to customize medical treatments and improve their positive outcomes on the population. However, the personalized approach is a complex model which will require further investments in multidisciplinary studies that will investigate the complex interactions between several factors. Furthermore, there are several possible drawbacks, such as lack of genetic understanding among the population or the potential risk of genetic discrimination development, which could implicate the advantages of scientific de...   [tags: Medical Research]

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Biological Indicators

- A biological indicator is a device used to monitor the sterilization process for the standard population of bacterial spores. The biological indicators indicate that all the parameters necessary for sterilization were present. They are clear filter strips impregnated with bacterial spores and subjected to sterilization methods. They are tested for remaining presence of bacteria. The absence of bacteria in the final samples validates the method and determines sterilization accuracy levels....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Thyroid Cancer

- Thyroid Cancer is a thyroid neoplasm that develops in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland consists of two large lobes that are connected by the isthmus and is located below the larynx on both sides of the trachea. The gland secretes hormones from the hypothalamus that may be stored in the colloid or released into the blood in capillaries. In the endocrine system, the thyroid gland secretes hormones that act on cells with specific receptors called target cells. When cancer develops in the thyroid, the production of hormones is disrupted....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research

- “If mending a broken heart is said to be a particularly difficult mission, then why don’t we just grow a new one instead.” Scientists in the United States have recently successfully formed a fully functioning heart with the help of a couple of miracle cells known as stem cells, an act which has been thought of as imaginary, turned out to be within our reach. Mankind now possesses the cure to approximately 58 million people with various cardiovascular diseases, and that’s only one of the numerous astonishing gifts that stem cells have yet to offer....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Antiviral Drug Susceptibility of Influenza Viruses

- Descriptive statistics was used in the research studies of the annotated bibliographies below and provides data that can be applied to the treatment of individuals possibly infected with the influenza virus. The data collected from specific populations shows the effects of specific antiviral drugs under certain conditions. Use of the data will enable healthcare providers to select the best course of action and determine proper use of limited resources in today’s cost constrained environment. Hypothesis Using a selected location in the United States with a large population exposed to both seasonal and pandemic influenza strains given antiviral medications, examination of the population’s re...   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is a growing field and it has brought major changes to the medical field, and could bring many more. There is no way to say at this point what all could be done with stem cells. The more research and the more technology just gives stem cell research an opening with no end. What is a stem cell. A stem cell is a cell that is undifferentiated, which means it can develop into any type of cell. There are three places stem cells can be obtained. They can be obtained from adult cells, bone marrow cells, and embryonic cells....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Viva La Stem Cells

- Stem cells are the miracle cure for patients that had lost hope. This deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology of the 21st century has change the paradigm for the treatment of diseases that were thought of as incurable. Patients with diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, cancer, and many more, are now beginning to believe that they may recover. The promise of stem cell research has developed significantly in response to novel DNA technology. Since 1998 when the first stem cells were isolated from human embryos and maintained in cell culture, scientists and the community at large have struggled to harness their full potential....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Recent Uses of DNA Technology

- Recent Uses of DNA Technology DNA, Deoxyribonucleic Acid, is the basic structure for all life, it is the blueprint, the instruction manual, on how to build a living organism. DNA is made up of four nitrogen bases, adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine which are connected by sugar-phosphate bonds. Through a process called Protein Synthesis, the nitrogen bases are the code for the creation of amino acids. Essentially, DNA makes amino acids, amino acids make proteins, proteins make organisms. This process has been taking place for much longer than scientists have been able to document....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Becoming A Physician For Medical Research

- Becoming a physician of any sort seems like a ton of hard work and dedication, that’s because it is. Going to school your whole life, struggling to bring money to the table while you’re in school and being in debt even after your graduate and start your career seems like it’s not even worth going through. So why do so many people want to become doctors . Why don’t they just choose another option for a career choice. You have to love what you do in order to be willing to go through all of the obstacles involved....   [tags: Medical school, Physician, General practitioner]

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- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) also known as Marchiafava-Micheli Syndrome (named after Dr. Ettore Marchiafava and Dr. Ferdinando Micheli) For every million people only a few of them will get paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria which makes this a rare blood disease. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria affects both sexes and all ages equally. Patients with PNH suffer from a faulty or missing PGI-A gene which can be found within the erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is not an inherited disease but is considered an acquired disease because the hematopoietic stem cells over time begin to change and malfunction....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Should Animals be Used for Medical Research?

- Should animals be used for medical research. 1. Introduction The deployment of animals for medical research has brought heated debates from both the proponents and opponents each holding to their views in a tight manner. Those who are in support of animal research argue that it has been constituting a vital element in the advancement of medical sciences throughout the world providing insights to various diseases, which have helped in the discovery and development of various medicines that have brought an improvement in the qualify of living of people....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- In present days of life in The United States, research has become a viable tool for sustaining and prolonging human life. As research evolves, it brings along with it much controversy, especially where stem cell research is involved. Stem cell research can bring new insight to today’s medical field. This may be the way of finding solutions concerning many health injuries and diseases which would diversely be thought of as implausible. Thoughts can be influenced by Deborah White, in Pros & Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, “Embryonic stem cells are thought by most scientists and researchers to hold potential cures for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disea...   [tags: Medical Research]

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Optometric Surgery

- According to a survey conducted on Student Doctor Network, fifty-six percent of voters voted “absolutely No” to allowing Optometrists to conduct surgeries. These voters were M.D’s, D.O’s, or current medical students. In the United States, surgery is currently not apart of the average optometrist’s job description (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Although access to surgical procedures may increase, optometrists should not be allowed to perform surgery because they are inexperienced with modern surgical procedures, patients may not even understand the difference between an “optometrist” and “ophthalmologist”, and operations conducted by optometrists ultimately place patients’ health at risk....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Genetic Technologies

- A little over ten years ago on June 26, 2000 President Bill Clinton and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair announced that the “draft sequence” of the human genome has been completed, it wouldn’t be completely sequenced until 2003 (Billings 2010), and with that the project has been brought back into the public conscious. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13 year long $3 billion dollar venture by the US Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to “ferret out the genetic roots of common diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s and then generate treatments” (Wade 2010)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Imagine a world where the diseases we know today are virtually eradicated, and where incurable injuries are a thing of the past. Even though this sounds like a science fiction movie, advances in modern science are making this statement more of a reality than a dream. This can be accomplished through stem cell therapy and cell differentiation. Stem cell therapy is like an intervention, in which new cells are introduced into the body or tissue in order to treat a disease or injury (Haldeman-Englet, Chad)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Urinary Tract Infection

- Urinary Tract Infection The urinary tract is the body’s is a filtration system that makes sure nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and toxins are rejected as waste and come out in liquid form through the bladder and urethra. Any substance unrecognized by this system such as bacteria can cause an infection in this tract system in the body known as urinary tract infection (UTI). The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, the ureters, bladder and urethra. The kidneys take nutrients from liquids that are nurturing to the body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Associations Between ADHD Symptoms and Boredom Proneness, Sleep Disorders, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievements

- BACKGROUND: Previous tests have revealed associations between ADHD symptoms and boredom proneness, sleep disorders, self-esteem and academic achievements in children. These affects can influence the overall academic achievement dramatically, especially the affect that academic achievement receives from self esteem in particular when a result of ADHD. A test was performed on a group of fifth and sixth graders where it was revealed that the scores on a self-esteem test are able to more accurately estimate the result of the child’s academic achievements, even more so than standardized tests....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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DNA Hydroxymethylation of Mammals

- Epigenetic changes refer to mechanisms which alter gene expression without altering the underlying DNA sequence. Sometimes, these changes are inherited throughout the cell’s life via cell division. Mechanisms that induce epigenetic changes include DNA methylation, histone modification, prions (which can be inherited without modifying the genome), and RNA signalling. This paper will focus on DNA hydroxymethylation in mammals. DNA methylation is a postreplicative modification that occurs when a methyl (-CH3) group is added at position 5 of the cytosine pyrimidine ring and “establishes a silent chromatin state by collaborating with proteins that modify nucleosomes.” (Rudolf Jaenisch, 2003)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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What Purpose Does the Gallbladder Have?

- Most people who know me know that I had my gallbladder removed, but many don’t know why. Many people in my family have also had theirs removed also. The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver which, may or may not be removed if you suffer from a gallbladder disease. You may be wondering what exactly the gallbladder is. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ about three or four inches in length and one inch wide. It is located under the liver and is connected by the hepatic duct. (Mama’s Health) My doctor told me an easy way of expanding what the gallbladder does, it is a storage system for the liver and helps digest fats....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Postoperative Delirium after Colorectal Surgery in Older Adults

- The geriatric population has a greater incidence of postoperative delirium as compared to the rest of the general population. This paper will be a summation of the article submitted this year in the American Journal of Critical Care, Postoperative Delirium after Colorectal Surgery in Older Adults (Mangnall, Gallagher, & Stein-Parbury, 2011) in which postoperative delirium was evaluated by nursing researchers on patients 50 years of age and greater. Background This study was done at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney Australia and explored the issues of patients greater than 50 years of age for exhibited symptoms of postoperative delirium after major colorectal surgery....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Animal Testing For Medical Research

- Animal testing for medical research Picture that you are a medical professional testing for a treatment for the common cold. You know that you have many competitors so you try to make the most effective treatment that is fast acting, inexpensive, and will not harm the person taking it. After many months of mixing chemicals and testing bacteria you decide that the product you created is ready for distribution to the public. You have decided that since your results with the bacteria were so amazing, you do not need to test the drug on animals and you send it to corporations to be made and marketed....   [tags: Cancer, Leukemia, Medicine, Liver]

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Therapeutic Hypothermia: Preventing Damage After Cardiac Arrest

- Introduction Hypothermia protocol for the post cardiac arrest patient has been an evidence based practice of this therapy for about a decade now. This intervention, often used in the critical care setting, is now expanding to primary emergency responders as well. This paper will present some of the notable research that has been done on therapeutic hypothermia, and current use of this intervention. Control studies, animal studies, and case studies have been published related to these medical interventions....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Medical Field Should Be Legal

- Since 2000, around 16 million in government funds have gone to Wayne State University, or WSU, for animal research, specifically for experiments that use dogs to attempt to replicate cardiovascular conditions in humans. A spokesman of Wayne State, Matt Lockwood, has stated that their research “plays a vital role in advancing both human and animal health.” However, WSU’s methods of research have caused for major concern by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who aims to file a lawsuit against WSU....   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Medical research]

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Individual Differences in Visual Perception

- Group studies rest on the assumption that cognitive processes are homogenous, any variability is not considered important but rather a nuisance and so data is averaged across the subjects in order to reduce this “noise” or the influence of measurement error. Different stimuli, conditions and populations are used in order to understand better how object and spatial properties are processed in visual perception and imagery. The following examples help to highlight the ways in which “average” behaviour has contributed to the study of visual mental imagery....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Postnatal Effects of Prenatal Music

- Could a mother’s womb be her unborn child’s first concert hall. This literature review explores the effects of prenatal exposure to music and the effect it may have on postnatal development. In accordance with moral standards, parents should strive to provide the best possible environment for their children. If findings are true, regarding the ability for fetuses to recognize and discern different auditory frequencies in the prenatal environment, then the importance of determining its effect in the prenatal and postnatal world is crucial to ensuring the future generation’s intelligence....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Alternative Medicine

- As one Bulgarian proverb says, "Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians". Nowadays more and more people choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western systematic techniques that are the knowledge and practice of medicine which is usual in the West. These methods are known as “Alternative medicine”, which consists of homeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine and others. Chinese medicine is also progressively more accepted. Alternative way of treatment has verified its efficiency and is methodically founded, but unfortunately has its little disadvantages and a need scientific base and its results are not always reliable and steady....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Flawed Protection

- Having kids vaccinated is a decision every parent has to make shortly after their children are born. Most parents are led to believe there is no question about the safety of these vaccines. However there are few parents that are determined these vaccines are one of the prime factors in the cause of autism. The United States is in the midst of a tragic epidemic of autism. An analysis of the US Department of Education data from 1992-1993 in comparison to 2000-2001 indicates that there has been an average increase of 644% among all US children....   [tags: Medical Research]

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What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research?

- What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research. I believe that one day stem cell research will be more accepted than it is now and will make a positive impact on the way health care treats it patients. Stem cell research has the possibility of one day curing a variety of diseases and illness that are incurable at this point. Currently stem cell research is used in a variety of therapeutic cloning and other treatment methods. Therapeutic cloning is a method to produce stem cell lines that are genetic matches for adults and children....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Standard Tracheal Secretion Assessment vs Acoustic Secretion Detector

- Endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation are life-saving procedures in patients with respiratory insufficiency. But this can profoundly impair the defensive mechanisms which keep the lower respiratory tract sterile, increasing the risk of bacterial colonization and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Although endotracheal suctioning is a standard of care in all mechanically ventilated patients, clear guidelines regarding the technique and timing of suctioning are lacking. The applicable American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) guideline suggests that endotracheal suctioning should be performed at some minimum frequency or when clinically indicated....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Conclusive Results for Premature Caesarean Births

- Over the past few years, the rate of caesarean birth has increased tremendously (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011). Caesarean birth, also known as a C-section, is a steadily growing surgical procedure. With the rate in 2007 at 32 percent, about one in three mothers now gives birth by C-section (Rabin, 2012). An infant is considered full term between 37 and 42 weeks, and an infant born before 37 weeks is premature or a preemie. C-sections contribute to the number of babies born late pre-term between 34 and 36 weeks gestation (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Heredity and Hormones

- Heredity is properly defined as being the “sum of the characteristics and potentialities genetically derived from one’s ancestors” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2011). At the time of conception, every embryo is given it share of genetics from each parent’s or donor’s gene pool, which allows the process to create another human being; which we call baby. Genetics tells us what kind of traits that the embryo will inherit through the parent’s or donor’s genes. Either way, there is a possibility that the embryo could either get good genes, or bad genes, or both from either of the parent’s or donor’s genes....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Genetic Technology: Stem Cell Research

- As we developed in genetic technology in the recent decades, we have opened the opportunities to do what was practically impossible in the past. The development of genetic engineering and stem cell research were a pivotal point in medicine history as they revolutionized & changed the techniques we use to handle various diseases. Genetic engineering and stem cell research both opened the possibilities for treatments & aid from what ranged from feasible daily-life aspects, like food and crops, to more serious diseases & injuries, like diabetes and spinal cord injury....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Medical Anthology

- Health and illness are areas that have always preoccupied human minds since they have a social as well as a biological basis. Western medical beliefs and practices have come to displace fork and traditional beliefs since it seeks to control this phenomenon through scientific and technical regulation of the body, unlike the traditional beliefs which viewed illnesses on sociological grounds. The Azande people who live in southern Sudan are a traditional society which believes in existence of ancestral spirits and witchcraft....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Medical Report: Food Poisoning

- The patient has experienced fever, chills on body, headaches and anorexia as well as sweating especially during the night. The patient has also been feeling fatigued, muscle aches and nausea as well as vomiting especially after eating (WHO, 2010, p. 117). These symptoms started forty eight hours ago, and the patient has not taken any medication except for some aspirin. The patient has also been suffering from frequent fevers in the past two months. He has also suffered from frequent headaches but has always taken painkillers (Bloland & Williams, 2003, p....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Examining Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Professional Boxers

- The competitive nature of professional boxing plays an integral role in the longevity of the sport throughout earlier civilization to the modern-day era. The pivotal key in the success of boxing is the unpredictability of what each match entails, which often triggers excitement to highly devoted fans. Nonetheless, there are serious hazards associated with professional boxing (e.g., brain atrophy, and neurological and cognitive impairments). As a matter of fact, most fatalities in the ring are usually due to brain injuries such as brain hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, and brain contusions (Ryan, 1998)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Animal Testing For Non Medical Purposes

- Have you ever had the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5-20% of the US population contracts this illness each year ("Key Facts about Influenza (Flu) & Flu Vaccine.") Isn’t it nice that there are vaccines available to prevent this illness, as well as many others. Well, before animal testing, this was not an option. Animal experimentation is a colossal controversy in today’s society among both scientists and citizens in general. Countless amounts of people argue that it is unmoral to test products of any kind on animals, while many others argue that animal testing is just about the only way to discover new medical or other unique breakthroughs....   [tags: Animal testing, Medical research, Animal rights]

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The Ultimate Life Insurace Policy--Cord Blood

- Over the last several decades, the field of medical technology and research has become increasingly advanced. Just read up on any of the most recent innovations; what may have once been considered science fiction is rapidly becoming reality. Some of the most publicized scientific discoveries are related to stem cells, as the controversial research and use of certain types of these cells is continuously being debated among politicians, scientists, and religious leaders. However, it is believed that a specific type of stem cell, an umbilical cord blood stem cell, may be used to treat a number of diseases, disorders, or injuries devoid of ethical controversy....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Conducting Medical Research on Animals

- “The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval”, this was written by Peter Singer in his book Animal Liberation. Animals are all over, whether it is at home as companions, at the circus as entertainment, or in our closets as clothing. Citizens of the United States are aware that the medicines we are to take have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but many of us have been ignorant to how exactly the majority of these medicines are approved and who are the testing dummies that are used to come up with these medication....   [tags: ethical, legal, scientific]

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Central Nervous System Cancers

- Central nervous system (CNS) cancers are the second most common cancer in children in the United States, representing just over 20% of all malignancies during childhood.1 In 2010, there were 4,030 new cases of pediatric brain and other CNS tumors in children between the ages of 0-19, including 2,880 who were younger than 15 years.2 Incidence rates are slightly higher in males when compared to females, and slightly higher among white children when compared to black children.3 Mortality following a diagnosis of a CNS tumor in childhood continues to decline....   [tags: Medical Research]

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