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    Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide problem that is currently three times higher for African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and seniors (The National Kidney Foundation, 2013). CKD occurs when the kidneys are damaged by a pathogen or injury and they can no longer adequately maintain proper levels of regulated chemicals in the bloodstream. There are many risk associated with CKD. According to the National Kidney Foundation, two of the major risks are Chronic Renal

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    Theory of Chronic Sorrow and Nursing Application The theory of chronic sorrow is a middle range nursing theory explored largely by Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermnann Burke and Maragret A. Hainsworth. The theory provides framework for understanding and working with individuals who have experienced a significant loss of a loved one. As stated by Eakes et al. (1998, p. 179), Chronic sorrow is described as “…the periodic recurrence of permanent, pervasive sadness or other grief related feelings associated

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    Chronic Wasting Disease

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    Chronic Wasting Disease is a highly transmissible, deadly neurodegenerative disease that affects cervids in North America (Belay et al., 2004; Saunders et al., 2012). There are only four types of cervid that are known to get this disease which include elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and moose (Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance). It has been classified has a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), otherwise known as a prion disease (Belay et al., 2004). A prion is an irregular, pathogenic

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    Chronic Asthma

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    Asthma is a disease with the potential of causing acute or chronic blockage in the lungs of a person with hypersensitive airways. Acute referring to a single episode, and chronic referring to the long-term condition. This disease is controlled by temporary recurring episodes that may lead to inheritance of chronic asthma. Significant rising episodes of acute asthma requiring hospitalization in children has occurred during the past 20 years. “In the age group 5 to 17 years, about 15 million persons

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    Case Study Through analysis of the signs and symptoms provided in the case study it can be concluded that the patient is likely to have stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) also known as end stage renal failure (ESRF). During the patient’s initial medical examination she had severe hypertension as her blood pressure (BP) was 190/100 mmHg imposing a great risk to health. On examination a few weeks later the patients’ BP was still significantly raised at 185/95 mmHg. In accordance with NICE guidelines

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    Chronic Renal Failure

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    excretion of the waste material. So when the kidney will unable to excrete the waste and toxic products from our body so the toxic matter will remain in our body and which causes bad effects on our body. The total failure of the renal system is known as Chronic Renal Failure. The prevalence of CKD shows that most of the elderly people are effecting from this disease. The most common causes of the CKD are Diabetes and Hypertension. Afterwards I have explained the stages of the CKD, it has 5 stages described

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    Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly becoming a major community and public health issue. This paper looks into CKD as both a community and public issue and proposes how concerned stakeholders and partners can be mobilized to work together toward fighting the disease. CKD is regarded as both a community and public health issue as a result of four main reasons: firstly, the disease places a huge burden on the community, which continues to grow despite the numerous measures that have been put

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    Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which involves progressive, irreversible loss of kidney function, is present in 26 million Americans (Lewis, 2011, pp 1170-1181). There are many causative factors of CKD. Some of these causes are environmental; that is, the prevalence of CKD is influenced by how we live as individuals. Lack of exercise and poor diet can lead to hypertension, which can lead to CKD. Although other factors are involved, lack of exercise and poor diet also increases a person’s risk for developing

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Nervous System Involvement Upon concluding my neurobiology course, I spent some time reflecting on what I've learned about the nervous system and its functions. I thought about how much progress has been made in the last couple of decades alone in defining and understanding certain aspects of neuronal functions, and must admit that I am very impressed. However, there is still so much we don't know about this area, and nowhere has this notion proved more true than

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    Health Policy and Chronic Pain Management

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    benchmarks developed since it was first launched in 2001. It was produced specifically to improve localized quality in the delivery of healthcare. The document was chosen because I have a particular interest in palliative care and those suffering from chronic pain. Pain effects the quality of life effecting large numbers of the population, especially those near the end of life. This essay will look at defining what social policy is and give a brief overview of the selected policy. Examining the need for

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