Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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    Pathophysiology One of the important anatomical alteration with the ARDS is the Alveolar Damage. The damage of the alveoli is due to the fluid build up as well as the compromised respiratory mechanism. The condition is also correlated with the damage of the lung endothedlium. The ARDS occurs in three phases where the damage for both alveoli as well as the endothelium. The three phases are Exudative, Proliferative, and Fibrotic. Exudative Phase Occurs approximately during the first week, usually start

  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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    SARS EPIDEMIC2 SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS) Introduction Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a pulmonary disease. It primarily affects the lungs and a virus that was initially discovered in 2003 causes it. Infection with the SARS virus results in symptoms of respiratory distress characterised by severe breathing difficulty that sometimes leads to death (Ramen, 2005). It is an infectious disease spread from human to human. There have not been any known cases of SARS anywhere

  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, commonly known as SARS, first came onto the scene in November 2002 in mainland China. The respiratory disease is characterized by fever and coughing much like flu. While at first the etiological agent was unknown, through persistent research scientists discovered it to be a coronavirus. This causative agent created history because it was the first time it has ever been found in the human population. This coronavirus raised many questions for scientists as to

  • Living with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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    Living with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) The end of 2002 and the beginning of 2003 was a very trying time for my loved ones and I in Guangdong Province. I didn't know what was happening in my town. It started with people getting fevers. My father told me that the flu was spreading, that everyone is getting sick and I better stay inside if I don't want to catch it. Little did we know that what we were trying to avoid was not a mere flu outbreak, rather the coming of something

  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Taiwan

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    In March 2003, the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), so far the most lethal infectious disease in this century, hit the world, including Taiwan. The unfortunate pandemic shattered Taiwan’s tourism industry and the nation’s image of a safe tourism destination region, thus affecting Taiwan’s economy. The Taiwanese government, as well as others that were affected, placed restrictions of varying stringency on domestic and international travel due to the cases of SARS. Therefore, precautions

  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: The Modern Day Plague

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    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: The Modern Day Plague The human body consists of several vital organs; one of these organs is the respiratrory system. The respiratory system is made up of the organs that involve breathing and consists of the nose, pharynx, trachea, bronci, and the lungs. There are many types of respiratory infections such as pnumenia and influenza. One of the newest types of respiratory infections is severe acute respiratory syndrome known to the world as SARS. The SARS disease

  • Pathophysiology of Guillian-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

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    Guillian-Barré Syndrome (GBS) derives from a disorder associated with a Campylobacter jejuni infection. Campylobacter is known with multiple pathologic forms of GBS, including the demyelinating and axonal forms. GBS can cause weakness in the limbs and an absence of reflexes. There is a weakness in proximal and distal, and often, respiratory cases are involved. GBS can lead to paralysis, depending on the virulence. If virulent enough, GBS will affect the respiratory system, which often leads to patients

  • The Summer of SARS

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    and my sister in our culture and heritage. The summer of 2003 would have been just another summer spent on an over-heated and over-populated island with family and friends except for the introduction of a new viral respiratory illness named SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. It was first recognized on February 26th 2003 in Hanoi and its main symptoms and signs included high fever of over 38? Celsius, dry cough, and shortness of breath.1 At the time, my family assumed that, whatever this

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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    death in the United States.2 Within the scope of infectious disease, the most common cause of illness is viral respiratory tract infections, also referred to as VRTI.3 Recently, a new strain of virus related to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome commonly referred to as SARS has been identified.4,5 The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral infection that affects the respiratory tract in humans and has recently been discovered in a small number of animals.6 Although the disease is fairly

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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    infectious disease the most common cause of illness is viral respiratory tract infections also referred to as VRTI (jama). Respiratory infections are the second leading cause of death in children younger than age 5. Recently, a new strain of virus related to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome commonly referred to as SARS has been identified. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract in humans and has recently been discovered in a small number

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