Inflammatory bowel disease Essays

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Industrialization

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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic and relapsing gastrointestinal condition currently affecting a total of about 28 million people worldwide (cite). Although it is not considered a fatal condition, painful and disabling symptoms can have a profound detrimental effect on patients’ quality of life. Current understandings behind the etiology of IBD emphasize genetic predispositions to gastrointestinal immune system imbalances. However, pathophysiological understandings of IBD seem to be limited

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Essay

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    The anachronism IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the two main IBDs are Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, both of which are considered to be primary autoimmune disorders. These occur when the immune system mistakenly targets and damages healthy tissue and cells. IBD symptoms and onset can occur at any time of life but most commonly present as a young adult, aged 15-30, although a later life peak between the ages of 50-70 has also been observed, at a much lower incidence. The common

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Case Study

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    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a common disease that affects thousands of people in North America every year. It is a name for a group of similar disorders, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease are Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis. Both disorders cause parts of the digestive tract to become inflamed. There are many forms of ulcerative colitis, I have listed some below: Ulcerative Proctitis: Inflammation located in the rectum. In mild cases it causes rectal bleeding, but

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term for a group of chronic conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract encompassing ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). The etiology of IBD is still unclear and presumed to result from a complex interaction among genetic factors and develop an abnormal immune response following an environmental insult affecting the intestinal mucosa (Abimosleh et al, 2012). UC is believed to be a Type 2 T-helper cell (Th2) immune response, leading to

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Essay

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    [Author] [Nutrition and diet in inflammatory bowel disease] [Institution] [University] Nutrition and diet in inflammatory bowel disease Introduction Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collective term used to describe two medical complications of digestive tract or gastro-intestinal tract, which are Crohn’s Disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is major disease affecting about 60 thousand people in Australia, about 1.4 million in United States (US) while

  • Inflammatory Fatigue Case Study

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    Background: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a non-curable chronic inflammatory condition that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include diarrhea, nocturnal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain. Nevertheless, even when the gastrointestinal symptoms are in clinical remission, fatigue can remain a dominant symptom and have a dramatically negative impact on quality of life for many patients. Recently we examined the prevalence of fatigue in our population

  • Crohn's Disease Research Paper

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    Crohn’s Disease: Nutritional Management Orlando Valdes Florida National University Crohn’s Disease: Nutritional Management Introduction Crohn’s disease – is the chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. In 1932, gastroenterologist Burrill Bernard Crohn described the granulomatous inflammation of the ileum, which was called terminal ileitis. Later on, it was discovered that terminal ileitis is only one of the forms of the Crohn’s disease. The nature of the Crohn’s

  • Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Study

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    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that is typically a long-lasting inflammation and results in ulcers or sores in the digestive tract. In some cases, the innermost lining of the colon or the large intestines is affected along with the rectum. Although the cure is unknown for this systemic disease, it can lead to life-threatening conditions. Theories are being created based off of the causes, signs and symptoms, its relationship to the diet, and the association with the oral cavity

  • Essay On Crohn's Disease

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    Crohn’s disease is a disease that causes inflammation, swelling, and irritation to any part of the digestive tract which is also known as the gastrointestinal tract or GI tract. The disease most commonly targets the ileum which is a part in the small intestine. The digestive tract is organs that connect your mouth to your anus and it releases hormones and enzymes for the digestion in food. The inflammation caused by the disease goes deep into the lining of the digestive tract. It creates a stricture

  • Crohn’s Disease: Dr. Burrill B. Crohn

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    Crohn’s Disease Introduction According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), it was “[(n)amed] after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leo Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer”. Crohn’s disease is a disorder involving the gastrointestinal tract and is categorized under the category of inflammatory bowl diseases (IBD) along with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis. According to Huftless in Pharmacologic

  • Crohn's Disease

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    Accutane could inflict gastrointestinal and digestive disorders, such as the lifelong inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) called Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease” (Westbrook). These side effects are not that common, but are still a possibility. Crohn’s Disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal track. Depending on where in the gastrointestinal track the disease is located, symptoms can include anything from fever, cramping, and diarrhea, to severe

  • Crohns Disease

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    Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease is the generic name for regional enteritis, which is a type of Irritable Bowel Disease. The initial onset of this disease is between the ages of 15 to 30 years old with about 4 out of 1000 people being affected (CDC, 2014). The CDC (2014) also states that the United States has a “1.7 billon dollar” annual financial burden resulting from ”700,000 physician visits, 100,000 hospitalizations, and disability in 119,000 patients” yearly. There is presently no cure for Crohn's

  • Crohn's Disease Essay

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    Crohn's disease is a autoimmune disorder, causing the body's immune system to begin to attack healthy cells in your gastrointestinal tract causing inflammation and having an effect on all layers of the intestinal wall. [1] Crohn's disease commonly effects the small intestine causing sores, skin tags and ulcers to grow. The amount of youth and children that have been diagnosed by Crohn's disease is increasing dramatically becoming one of the most frequent genetic Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to

  • Crohn's Disease Essay

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    What is Crohn’s Disease? I chose to research Crohn’s disease because one of my friend’s that I grew up with was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and I would like to know more about it. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) that belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) (What is Crohn's Disease?, 2014). Crohn’s disease is classified as an autoimmune disorder because the antibodies that the body produces work against

  • Crohns Disease

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    Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a debilitating disease that can affect your entire life and lifestyle if you allow it to. It affects someone that is very dear to me, my best friend’s mother, Stephanie. I see her live through this day in and day out, and it has raised many questions in my mind. Questions like how you get it, why you get it, and what you really go through when you have it. It is something I have little knowledge of, and by learning more information on it, I feel as if I can possibly

  • Reflection Of Clinical Practice

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    an 85 year male old patient in my bay, in the ward and get him ready for breakfast. This patient had, had a bowel surgery and as a result he had a stoma bag on. This patient was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) IN 2010, but his condition had grown worse over the years. IBD mainly refers to Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohns disease (CD). However, this patient had Crohns disease. I was asked to bed-bath him by my mentor while she was observing me as she had taught me how to assist patients

  • Personal Statement: My Career In The Nursing Field

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    Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Stanford. Working with these patients is a whole new and exciting world to me. I truly enjoy being part of their healthcare team because it allows me to be able to enhance the lives of many who are in great need. It is incredibly rewarding to see many patients responding well to treatment. However, it is exceptionally frustrating to me that although treatment can alleviate their symptoms and even place them in remission, IBD is an idiopathic disease with no cure

  • Crohn's Disease

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    are the times when, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or better known as ACL. The first life changing moment I had was when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract that looks like little canker sores in your intestines. Unfortunately Crohn’s disease has no cure, but the symptoms can be treated. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease are mild or severe pain in the abdomen, joints,

  • Spring Fever Archetypes

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    Overview: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is an inflammatory disorder, more commonly known as Spring Fever. It coined this nickname from the high occurrence in the beginning of spring, triggered by respiratory illnesses from winter. HSP was first noted in 1801 by Dr. William Heberden, a london physician, who made case notes on a young boy aged five that was displaying, what we know to now be, typical HSP symptoms. HSP is a type of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels, that targets mainly

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a nerve disorder that causes long-lasting (chronic) pain, usually in a hand, arm, leg, or foot. CRPS usually follows an injury or trauma, such as a fracture or sprain. There are two types of CRPS: Type 1. This type occurs after an injury or trauma with no known damage to a nerve. Type 2. This type occurs after injury or trauma damages a nerve. There are three stages of the condition: Stage 1. This stage, called