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Tag: Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is a convergence of pathology with physiology, and is the study of the disordered physiological processes that cause, result from, or are otherwise associated with a disease or injury.

Pathophysiology

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The Genetics, Pathophysiology, and Developing Therapies Concerning Parkinson's Disease

Nursing Literature Reviews

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders in the world. It is a movement disorder caused by the deterioration of dopamine producing cells in a portion of the midbrain called the substantia nigra. ...

Last modified: 4th Dec 2020

Pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Nursing Assignments

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is chronic inflammation of the air ways, specifically the peripheral airways and lung parenchyma (alveoli and bronchioles) which leads to expiratory airflow limitation....

Last modified: 4th Dec 2020

Pathophysiology of Congestive Heart Failure

Nursing Assignments

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the inability of the heart to 1) properly fill the ventricles (diastolic dysfunction) and 2) effectively pump blood out of the heart (systolic dysfunction) ...

Last modified: 3rd Dec 2020

Pathophysiology of the Digestive System and Treatments for Dietary Diseases

Nursing Assignments

The mouth is the start of the digestive system. The mouth is where food is chewed and broken down into very small pieces. The salvia in the mouth is mixed with the food to easily help digest the food....

Last modified: 8th Oct 2020

Pathophysiology Processes: Reye’s Syndrome

Nursing Essays

Reye’s Syndrome is a rare condition that results in swelling of the brain and liver as described by Australian Pathologist R. Douglas Reye in 1963. This disease mostly affects children and teens recovering from the chickenpox or the flu....

Last modified: 2nd Oct 2020

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

Nursing Essays

Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) is a complex chronic autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems. In SLE many autoantibodies are created causing multiple organ systems to be affected and resulting in the inflammatory responses evident in the clinical manifestation of the disease ...

Last modified: 24th Sep 2020

Pyelonephritis : Pathophysiology, Etiology, Signs and Symptoms

Nursing Essays

Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and is a form of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Urinary tract infections (UTIs) is one of the most common kinds of viruses prone to everyone....

Last modified: 24th Sep 2020

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Nursing Essays

Mitral Valve Regurgitation This patient is a forty-eight-year-old plumber. His general practitioner referred him following an insurance medical exam during which a systolic murmur was identified. He w...

Last modified: 17th Jun 2020

Pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Nursing Essays

Introduction of Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, in 1906 when he noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness...

Last modified: 17th Jun 2020

Pathophysiology of Asthma and Effect on the Child

Nursing Essays

Asthma Function of the respiration system The upper respiratory is composed of the oral cavity the pharynx, nasal cavity, and the larynx.  The upper respiration tracts ensure that the air that enteri...

Last modified: 3rd Jun 2020

Asthma: Pathophysiology, Education and Health Promotion

Nursing Assignments

Diagnosis: Based on the HPI, ROS, PE, and diagnostic tests, the diagnosis is most likely to be an acute asthma exacerbation. Episodes of an asthma attack are mostly triggered by exposures to an allerg...

Last modified: 2nd Jun 2020

Pathophysiology Case Study: Chest Pain

Nursing Assignments

Assignment essay Mr George Orwell is a 68-year-old male residing in rural South Australia.  His deceased wife, Heather had terminal breast cancer. Mr. Orwell arrived at, and was admitted to, the ...

Last modified: 29th May 2020

Pathophysiology of Injuries in Trauma Care

Nursing Assignments

Introduction to major incident: The world is moving at a fast pace and the introduction of various methods and techniques to enhance an individual’s wellbeing has always been an important aspect of ...

Last modified: 29th May 2020

Therapeutic Management of Parkinson’s Disease in Adults

Nursing Essays

1) Pathophysiology and clinical manifestations Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition of the nervous system in which parts of the brain deteriorate gradually. It is marked by both motor...

Last modified: 28th May 2020

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Symptoms and Treatment

Nursing Essays

Pulmonary Arterial hypertension is a type of blood pressure that creates consequences for arteries of lungs that are medically known as pulmonary arterioles. In this condition, capillaries are narrowe...

Last modified: 28th May 2020

Barrett’s Esophagus: Pathophysiology and Clinical Information

Nursing Essays

Barrett’s Esophagus: Pathophysiology and Clinical Information Introduction Barrett’s esophagus (BE) is “ a metaplastic change of the esophageal mucosa from squamous to columnar mucosa (Halland, ...

Last modified: 25th May 2020

Trichomoniasis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnostic Testing

Nursing Essays

Trichomoniasis Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection frequently encountered in the emergency department setting that is caused by Trichomonas vaginalis.  According to Patel, Gaydos, Pack...

Last modified: 12th May 2020

Stroke Case Study | Pathophysiology and Care Delivery Plan

Nursing Case Studies

This paper will discuss the case study relating to the patient, Mrs Amelia Middleton, and answer a series of questions relating to the pathophysiology of stroke, nursing care of the patient, and resp...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Pathophysiology of sepsis | Case Study

Nursing Case Studies

Thomas, a 70-year-old man, admitted to hospital with a five-day history of coughing with yellow-green sputum, pyrexia, rigors, poor appetite, mild chest pain and increasing difficulty of breathing. T...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Case Study: Impact of Type 1 Diabetes

Nursing Case Studies

Title: Knowledge required for decision making in adult nursing   Introduction. This essay is primarily about the impact of Type 1 diabetes on a particular patient. It will consider not only the rele...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Pathophysiology Analysis of Hyperthyroidism

Nursing Essays

 Hyperthyroidism is a disorder that falls under the category of endocrine disorders. The thyroid gland is overactive and produces more thyroid hormones than the body needs. As a result, ther...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Multiple Sclerosis: Pathophysiology, Treatment and Procedures

Nursing Essays

Multiple Sclerosis  Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. This disease results in dysfunction of the voluntary muscles.  Th...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Pathophysiology Of Dyspnoea A Cough And Purulent Sputum Nursing Essay

Nursing Essays

This assignment is a case based written report. The case involved is case three and is based on a 50 year old man by the name of Cedric who was diagnosed with COPD five years ago. He has presented wit...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Nursing Essays

Research Paper Related to Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Beginning in the 1990’s, the number of cases of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DMT2) began increasing. This increase occurred alon...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020

Pathophysiology of Skin Alterations

Nursing Essays

Skin Alterations Beverly Phelps   Abstract Human skin is the largest multifunctional organ of the body, and knowledge of its structure and function is essential to clinicians and researchers. The sk...

Last modified: 11th Feb 2020