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Squamous Cell Carcinoma The patient described in Case 2 exhibits several manifestations of sig- nificant sun damage to the skin cheap 50 mg female viagra with mastercard women's health new zealand, including solar lentigo (tan macules) discount 100mg female viagra fast delivery menopause rosacea, deep wrinkling, and actinic keratosis (scaly patches and plaques). The physician should monitor this patient closely and consider treatment of extensive actinic keratoses with topical fluorouracil, cryosurgery, electrodesicca- 30. Biopsy should be performed if actinic lesions exhibit suspicious changes, including increasing erythema or induration, enlargement, ulceration, or bleed- ing. Similarly at high risk of recurrence and metastasis are lesions of mucous membranes, nose, scalp, fore- head, and eyelid. Other risk factors include toxic exposure to arsenic, nitrates, or hydrocarbons, as well as immunosuppression, particularly in organ transplant patients. The physician should perform a thorough history of potential predisposing conditions, including sun or other radiation exposure, exposure to carcinogens, immunosuppression, and family and personal history of skin cancer. Patients with a positive skin cancer history or extensive actinic skin damage should undergo regular screening examinations for new or changing lesions. Physical examination of the patient in Case 2 should include exam- ination of the entire skin surface and palpation of regional nodal basins surrounding questionable lesions. Given this patient’s history of sun exposure and evidence of extensive sun damage and because of the suspicious size and characteristics of the presenting lesion, a full-thickness biopsy is warranted. Radiologic and laboratory tests are not indicated unless there are symptoms of or reason to suspect metastasis. Treatment of this patient’s low-risk lesion would involve surgical resection with 4-mm margins, with frozen section to confirm clear margins. Indications may include inoperable tumors, large lesions in cosmetically sensitive areas, or patient con- traindications to surgery. Nevi (Moles) Many patients present for evaluation of nevi (melanocytic nevocellu- lar nevi or moles). Moles are extremely common in all races, and it is not uncommon to find several dozen on a single individual. While most such lesions are entirely benign, the incidence of and mortality from malignant melanoma has increased markedly over recent years, bring- ing to the forefront the importance of the physician’s ability to recog- nize suspicious lesions. These tan to light brown, small macules with irregular borders are lesions of the basal and upper dermis that result from increased melanin produc- tion by nonneoplastic melanocytes. The common nevi seen in the patient presented in Case 3 are made up of benign neoplastic melanocytes, called nevus cells, and are clas- sified according to the site of nevocellular proliferation. They are typ- ically small, well-circumscribed macules or papules that, with the exception of the dermal nevus described below, regress spontaneously 30. History of childhood sunburn may increase the likelihood of developing a greater number of nevi, and those with numerous nevi (more than 40) have a greater likelihood of developing melanoma and should be monitored closely. All three of the common benign nevus types are represented among the many lesions of this patient. In junctional nevi, nevus cells are clus- tered at the dermal–epidermal junction above the basement membrane. These are dark brown to black, macular to slightly raised lesions that appear in young children after age 2. Compound nevi are composed of nevus cells both at the dermal–epidermal junction and within the dermis. They also are brown to black in color, are usually slightly raised, and are frequently hairy, with sharply defined but often irregular borders and smooth to slightly papillary surfaces. A compound nevus sur- rounded by an area of hypopigmentation is called a halo nevus. Intra- dermal nevi are made up of nevus cells primarily occupying the dermis, sometimes extending into subcutaneous fat. These are flesh- colored to brown, raised, fleshy papules that distort normal skin anatomy, with hairs and dark flecks sometimes present on the surface. Malignant transformation of any of these nevi is rare when they are small in size (<6mm), stable in appearance over time, and lacking suspicious characteristics, including ulceration, bleeding, or pruritis. No intervention is indicated for this patient’s lesions at this time, although she should be instructed to monitor their appearance and to follow up with her physician for periodic screening exams. Atypical and Dysplastic Nevi Case 4 describes a specific lesion on the same young woman as in Case 3. Unlike the many pigmented lesions on her arms and trunk that easily are classified as benign, this particular lesion should come to the physi- cian’s attention because of its size and irregular shape and surface texture. This lesion is termed atypical on the basis of its gross clinical characteristics. While often referred to as dys- plastic nevi, atypical nevi may or may not demonstrate histologic dysplasia. A single atypical nevus can be found in 5% of whites in the United States, and, in the absence of family history of melanoma, this finding is associated with a 6% lifetime risk of developing melanoma. In persons with one or more atypical nevi and a strong family history, the risk of developing melanoma may be as high as 80%. In these persons, the atypical nevus itself may undergo malignant transforma- tion, or disease may develop de novo elsewhere; hence, annual skin screening exams by a physician strongly are recommended. In all patients with a single atypical nevus or nevi, education regarding melanoma risk and self-examination is essential. Intermittent but intense exposure to sunlight Blistering sunburns in childhood Tendency to sunburn rather than tan Living in sunny climates close to the equator Positive family history of melanoma Positive personal history of melanoma or other skin cancer History of atypical nevi Recent changes in mole(s) are associated with increased risk of developing melanoma, full- thickness biopsy of this patient’s lesion should be performed. Melanoma The lesion of the patient described in Case 5 is worrisome for several reasons. He has a significant history of sun exposure and sunburn, which is a strong risk factor in fair-complexioned individuals. Inter- mittent but intense sunlight exposure in particular appears to increase risk. Additionally, melanoma in a first-degree relative, in this case his father, increases risk by at least eight times. The patient also reports a recent history of rapid change in the size and texture of the lesion, which should alert the physician to the likelihood of a malignant process. Other suspicious changes not seen in this patient include changes in color, ulceration, bleeding, or pruritis. Given the high like- lihood of malignant melanoma in this patient, one also should ques- tion him about recent weight loss or other constitutional symptoms that may be indicative of metastatic disease. On exam, this patient’s lesion possesses many characteristics typical of malignant melanoma, including heterogeneous color and nodular- ity and relatively large (1. A: Asymmetry B: Border irregularity C: Color variation or variegation D: Diameter greater than 6mm E: Elevated area or palpable nodule within a formerly flat lesion Also: ulceration, inflammation, bleeding, satellite nodules, local lymphadenopathy 30. Nonetheless, not all melanomas are clinically obvious, as different histologic types present very differently. Amelanotic melanoma, for instance, is a dangerous, albeit rare entity, because of its tendency to go unrecognized, and hence, it tends to be diagnosed at a later stage when therapy becomes more problematic. Besides a complete history and examination of the suspect lesion, a thorough examination of the skin over the entire body is essential to the initial evaluation and follow-up of this high-risk patient. While 60% of melanomas arise de novo from epidermal melanocytes, 40% arise from malignant degeneration of a preexisting atypical or dys- plastic nevus. Identification and monitoring of atypical nevi permits early detection and intervention, which are critical, since the depth of melanoma invasion at the time of diagnosis is the most accurate pre- dictor of survival.

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Emergency care of burns order female viagra canada menstruation 35 day cycle, either major or minor 50mg female viagra visa women's health clinic gosford, requires adequate tetanus prophylaxis. The burn wound is anaerobic, and cases of clini- cal tetanus have been described even from superficial second-degree injuries. For those never immunized, both passive and active immunization using tetanus immune human globulin (Hyper- Tet) is suggested. Efforts are directed at maintaining body temperature and prevent- ing hypothermia. Iced saline is not used for initial debridement or wound coverage in the emergency department for that reason. Early in the management scheme, practitioners must determine if the patient requires hospital admission and whether resources for good burn care exist in their institution. Guidelines for admission have been developed by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association (Table 34. Transfer to a specialized burn center is warranted if all components of the burn team are not available at the receiving institution. Treatment: After the Emergency Department The mainstay of burn treatment is good wound care, with attention to principles of infection control coupled with early wound closure and adequate nutritional support. All blisters should be debrided except for those on the palms and soles if they are intact. Mechanical debridement is necessary; merely submerging the burn patient in a whirlpool is not sufficient. Once the wound has been debrided, topical drug therapy controls bacterial colonization until spontaneous eschar separation and reepi- thelialization occur or until sharp debridement followed by surgical closure with skin grafts or flaps is completed. The advent of effective topical therapy significantly has reduced mortality from burn wound sepsis. The two major types of topical drug therapy currently in use are silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, Flamazine) and mafenide acetate (Sulfamylon). It should be applied at least twice daily, removing old cream and cellular debris before each new application. It has only fair to poor eschar penetration, and it may not be effective in deeply burned or avascular areas. This prop- erty makes it more effective for prophylaxis rather than for therapy of burn wound infection. There are no significant metabolic side effects, but an infrequent hypersensitivity-type reaction may result in a tran- sient leukopenia. Silver sulfadiazine should be discontinued if the white blood cell count falls below 2000. Mafenide acetate is an alternative topical agent with excellent penetration into eschar. Its penetration properties make it a good choice for infected burns and burns in avascular areas, such as the ear. It has broad-spectrum antibacterial properties, but it predisposes to candidal overgrowth. Other disadvantages include pain on application and car- bonic anhydrase inhibition. Pain on application can be lessened by making the thick cream into a slurry using saline, thus reducing the pH. Early excision of the burn wound, popularized in the 1970s, has led to a decrease in complications and a decrease in patient length of stay. Tangen- tial excision is the sequential sharp removal of necrotic tissue until viable tissue is identified by the presence of punctate bleeding. This yields a better cosmetic and functional result than full excision, which is the removal of all tissue down to the underlying fascia. Tangential excision is associated with significant blood loss, and it is best per- formed with a planned, team approach. The inelastic burn wound (eschar) acts as a tourniquet; edema from the burn trauma and subsequent fluid resuscitation lead to increased compartment pressure. Loss of pulses or Doppler signals are seen late, and irreparable neurovascular damage already may have occurred. Direct measurement of compartment pressure is the best way to determine the need for escharotomy. This can be done with a 21-gauge needle connected to a transducer and pressure monitor by high pressure tubing. Occasionally, eschar on the torso can create a restrictive respiratory insufficiency that can be relieved by chest escharotomy. A number of methods of wound closure after debridement or exci- sion are available. Thicker skin grafts may provide better cosmetic and func- tional results, but they delay donor-site healing, which may be a factor in larger burns in which donor sites need to be reharvested. Except for the face or other critical cosmetic areas, most skin grafts are meshed. This allows for expansion and larger surface area coverage, and it permits fluid drainage, preventing subgraft seroma or hematoma col- lection. In the absence of donor autograft, cadaver allograft, synthetic materials, or culture-derived skin have been used as substitutes. Wound closure also significantly decreases the dramatic metabolic demands imposed by a large burn. Hammond by increased oxygen consumption, increased nitrogen excretion, and loss of lean body mass. Metabolic rate, as calculated by the Harris- Benedict equation, may exceed baseline levels by 2 to 21/ times. This 2 hypermetabolism is both externally driven (evaporative losses) and internally driven (sympathetic discharge). This estimate, however, may predict maximal caloric needs best, and strict adherence to the formula can result in overfeeding. A more realistic approach is to aim for levels approximately 60% to 70% of the Curreri formula and to monitor nutritional outcomes by indirect calorimetry or urine nitrogen levels. Estimation of burn size in the child requires a different nomogram, since the head comprises a greater surface area and the limbs comprise a lesser surface area in relation to the torso than in adults. Weight to surface area ratios are different as well, and this affects fluid requirements. A 7-kg child has one-tenth the weight of a 70-kg adult but one-fourth the surface area. Resuscitation formulas also must account for a higher ratio of total body water to body weight. Thus, in small children, the Parkland formula may not deliver enough fluid, and thus it should be supplemented by the daily maintenance dose. Unlike adults, children have limited glycogen stores, and thus, resuscitation fluid should contain glucose. The urine should be moni- tored for glycosuria in order to prevent osmotic diuresis.

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Their attitude was like my mother in law order cheapest female viagra and female viagra menopause remedies, you just take it buy 100 mg female viagra with visa womens health center xenia ohio, it doesn’t matter what you’re like. But the thing is your life’s going down the tube and your children’s lives are getting more screwed up because I couldn’t have their friends over or I couldn’t have-, their lives were getting more affected because they couldn’t do things the way another child was because their mother was ill. It’s a circle going round, a continuous circle but it didn’t have to be that vicious circle. In the above extract, Diana highlights the lack of sense in consumers taking medications that they are not responding well to and that exert negative impacts on the lives of the consumers and, thus, indirectly also affect their families. Her rationale is that by compromising her mental health, medication inevitably impedes her life (“your life’s going down the tube”), which is impacts on the lives of her children (“and your children’s lives are getting more screwed up”), who in turn are also restricted from doing the ‘normal’ things that other children are able to, such as having “their friends over”. Several consumers, like Diana, indicated that adherence to a medication with significant side effects can be more disruptive to their lives than receiving no treatment, so became non- adherent. Such data emphasize the importance of consumers finding a medication and a dosage that they respond positively to, in order for adherence to be a realistic, viable and beneficial option. In line with this, Cassie constructs her adherence as contingent on her medication not causing side effects that compromise her ability to lead a “normal life”: Cassie, 04/02/2009 C: Um, if I can live a normal life without feeling any side effects, I wanna take my medication. When I’m, like when I was at [company name], I couldn’t work there long because my eyes were rolling up at two o’clock in the morning and I couldn’t just go for a break at ten o’clock and have something to eat, you know? C: And um, um if I can live a normal life, it’s not interfering with my life I’m fine with it, but when it’s making my eyes roll up or something, like when the Seroquel’s on a heavy dosage, I’m pushing the psychiatrist to drop it, to give me a chance and drop it. And she has let me drop it to 200 slowly, over-, it’s good discussing things with her. It’s taken about a year and a half but um I’ve got it down to a dosage where it’s not doing that to my eyes. Um, at night time when I take it I feel tired but I take them at night time anyway, just before I go to bed so that doesn’t matter. Cassie constructs the propensity of medication to “interfere” with her life through side effects as an important predictor of non-adherence. The specific side effect that she recalls experiencing was eye rolling, which she indicates woke her up during early hours of the morning and, thus, impacted on her functioning in the workplace as she “couldn’t work there long” or required early breaks. Cassie’s side effects, therefore, may have also impacted on her financially, given it compromised her ability to work. Whilst Cassie indicates that she was able to persuade her psychiatrist to decrease her dosage of medication to reduce the impact of side effects, it took her “a year and a half” for the dosage to be adjusted enough so that side effects did not detract from her life. In the below extracts, interviewees report sustained adherence despite experiencing side effects, highlighting potential differences in side effect tolerance amongst consumers and that side effects do not always result in non-adherence: Anna, 18/02/2009 170 A: I think it’s the Risperdal giving me facial twitching at night. Travis, 19/02/2009 T: The thing is for me, I still get nausea from my tablets but I get panicky and I just keep saying, oh yeah, that’s shit but I’ll be over it in a minute and it does. T: Yeah from the tablets, yeah and um, and it goes and I’ve been doing that for years now and every time it happens, it lasts probably 10 seconds less so it’s got to the stage where, when I was locked up I was having it for hours and hours, hyper-ventilating and panicking, shaking and I went pale and that, you know, to now, it only lasts about 2 minutes and I just say, give us a sec guys. I don’t wanna keep going-, but if I keep doing that it might go away completely one day. Above, Anna constructs facial twitching as a side effect of her medication (“I think it’s the Risperdal giving me facial twitching”) and Travis constructs nausea as a side effect of his medication (“I still get nausea from my tablets”). Anna represents facial twitching as a potential obstacle to adherence by pointing out that she is adherent (“I still take it”) despite the experience of this side effect (“but I still get the twitches”). She could be seen to imply that the experience of twitching challenges her adherence, however, she tolerates it. Whilst Travis acknowledges that the experience of nausea is negative (“that’s shit”), he suggests that he has adapted to side effects with 171 time, by constructing them as debilitating and enduring in the past (“I was locked up I was having it for hours and hours, hyper-ventilating and panicking, shaking and I went pale and that”), in contrast to manageable and short-lasting at present (“now, it only lasts about 2 minutes”). Whilst the above extracts have highlighted that experiences of side effects do not necessarily lead to non-adherence in consumers, below, Bill on the other hand, highlights how the suggestion that he could have been experiencing tardive dyskinesia partly influenced his non-adherence: Bill, 13/02/2009 B: The reason I stopped taking my Modacate, one doctor said to me, I went to a doctor in North Adelaide and she said to me, she said, oh, I said to her, look I’m stabilized but all I want is to well, all I really want is a little bit of psychotherapy, you know, a bit of support. And she said, she sowed the seed, she said, perhaps you’re suffering from a bit of tardive dyskinesia. And when I, when I uh, I was functioning but when I was shaving one day, I was shaving and I looked and I saw it. Bill indicates that he responded positively to Modacate, a typical antipsychotic medication, in the past, by positioning himself as “stabilized” and “functioning” and recalling that he requested psychotherapy as an adjunct to effective medical treatment. Despite this positive response, Bill states that he was influenced by his doctor to discontinue taking Modacate 172 due to the risk of tardive dyskinesia. Specifically, Bill details that his doctor “sowed the seed” that he could be experiencing tardive dyskinesia, following which, his awareness of side effects linked to the condition was raised and he noticed a facial cramp while shaving. Bill indicates that he did not experience side effects prior to the discussion with his doctor (“And I thought, I’m not really”), highlighting how the mere threat of side effects (and not necessarily the experience of any) can influence a consumer’s experiences of taking medication and, thereby, their adherence choices. Some consumers, like Margaret below, are prescribed other medications to address the side effects of antipsychotic medication, which could assist with adherence: Margaret, 04/02/2009 M: When I was first diagnosed I was at [mental health facility] and I had a very, very bad reaction. And then the doctor came and uh, um, he uh gave me an injection and all of a sudden I went, you know, it relaxed me, and then after that I was put on benztropine. Margaret recalls experiencing a “very bad reaction” to medication whilst in a mental health facility. She indicates that she experienced 173 muscular side effects (“my neck twisted round”) which were particularly distressing for her (“I looked in the mirror and I thought, oh god, nooo”). Margaret’s extract highlights how prescriber intervention can assist consumers to manage side effects. In this instance, her doctor administered an injection, which alleviated the side effects (“it relaxed me”). Rather than changing medications she recalls that from thereon, she was prescribed benztropine to manage her side effects. It could be argued that the doctor’s intervention for Margaret may have prevented non-adherence. In the following extract, Anna talks about how poly-pharmacy and the side effects of this influenced her to become non-adherent: Anna, 18/02/2009 L: Yep. A: Yeah they put me on another, they put me on this cocktail of drugs and when I came out. A: Because I didn’t like what it was doing to me and then I lost the plot again (laughing). She directly represents the sedating side effects and the sheer “amount” of medication that she was prescribed as influences on her decision to discontinue medication (“because I didn’t like what it was doing to me”). It is uncertain whether Anna associates the amount of medication with more side effects, or whether she perceived the regimen as too complicated to effectively be adherent to. On a side note, Anna initially states that she stopped taking the prescribed regimen and reverted to taking “what [she] was on before”, challenging definitions of adherence given that she may have been following a previous prescription. In the next extract, also from Anna’s interview, she negatively evaluates the practice of consumers being medicated large amounts and/or high dosages of medication upon admission to hospital: Anna, 18/02/2009 L: So what happens when you go to hospital? L: No, it’s not because you’re not, I mean, it’s like you’re not really being treated with respect. Anna challenges the practice of over-medicating consumers upon admission to hospital, as have been her experiences (“It’s not right”).

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Although sheep, cattle, pigs and humans can be “natural” hosts to the adult stage, the other stages are meant to develop outdoors and in secondary hosts. When fluke stages other than the adult are able to develop in us, I call it fluke disease. Or, when an adult that “normally belongs” to another species is able to develop in us, I also call that fluke disease. Or even with adult flukes in their “normal” host, when they move from the organ that they “normally” colonize to other organs in the body I call this fluke disease, too. Four fluke varieties engaged in this extra territorial pursuit are the intestinal fluke, sheep liver fluke, pancreatic fluke, and human liver fluke. If an adult crosses the wall to the inside and then manages to get out through the fallopian tubes to the abdominal cavity it takes some endometrium with it— causing endometriosis. This is not an example of flukes straying into the wrong organs, but of having its stages reproducing where they never could before. Yet a human is big and makes a valiant effort to kill the stages, block access to tissues and otherwise battle them. The intelligent approach is to discover what enables these mighty monsters to do their reproducing in our bodies instead of the pond with its snail/minnow secondary hosts. The presence of isopropyl alcohol is associated in 100% of cancer cases (over 500 cases) with reproduction of the intestinal fluke stages in a variety of organs causing cancers in these organs. The presence of wood alcohol is associated in 100% of dia- betes cases (over 50 cases) with reproduction of pancreatic fluke stages in the pancreas. The presence of xylene and toluene is associated in 100% of Alzheimer cases (over 10 cases) with the reproduction of intes- tinal fluke stages in the brain. Much more work needs to be done to examine the relation- ship between fluke reproduction, the solvent and the chosen or- gan. Ideally, we should all pool our results, adding to the body of knowledge I have begun. In other words, the minute amounts that we inhale here and there do not accumulate to the point of serious damage. The sources of benzene and propyl alcohol that I found are given in special lists (page 354 and 335). But a pattern is emerging: foods and products that require sterilization of bottles and ma- chinery to fill these bottles are polluted with propyl alcohol or wood alcohol. Diabetes is quite old as an illness, too, and so is its associated solvent, wood alcohol. Should we conclude that benzene, xylene and toluene were used much less in the past? Fluke diseases could be eradicated with some simple ac- tions: monitoring of solvents in foods, feeds and products. It is in the interest of the consumer to have her or his own independent way of monitoring too. Chemical ways can be devised, besides the electronic way pre- sented in this book. Imagine a small test strip like a flat toothpick which turns color when in contact with propyl alcohol. An industry that not only proclaims purity for its products but provides the proof to your satisfaction. Burning And Numbness Burning sensations in the skin let you know that nerves are involved. Mercury may have started the trek of a host of other toxins as well into your nervous system: pesticide, automotive chemicals, household chemicals, fragrance and even food chemicals. Some people can get a burning sensation after a car trip, some when exposed to perfume, some when walking down the soap aisle in a grocery store. Maybe the mold toxins interfere with pan- tothenic acid used by your body, because giving pantothenate (500 mg three times a day) can sometimes relieve the condition and, of course, this is good for your body. Numbness of fingers or feet has become quite common since thallium and mercury toxicity has spread so widely. 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Candy Donaldson, 44, had numbness from her shoulder to the wrist of one arm, it started a year ago. She was advised to stop caffeine use and switch to milk (her calcium level was low: 9. She decreased the phosphate in her diet (meat, nuts, grains, soda pop) and started the kidney cleanse. When the gas leak was fixed, both her lithium and vanadium toxicity disap- peared. In six weeks she had also killed parasites and her periods became regular for the first time. After four months she had done three liver cleanses and suddenly her numbness improved. If cleaning cavitations brings you immediate improvement you know that these bacteria were part of the problem.

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Worms Flatworms Roundworms Tapeworms Flukes Threadworms Pinworms Hookworms Worm parasites go through stages of development that can look very, very different from the adult. The favorite organ for Dirofilaria (dog heartworm) is the heart (even human heart). My tests show Dirofilaria can live in other organs, too, if they are sufficiently polluted with solvents, metals and other toxins. If you are a meat eater, you could eat such a cyst if it happens to be lodged in the meat you are eating! The little larva is swallowed and tries to attach itself to your intestine with its head. They come out of their metacercarial cyst as a small adult and quickly attach themselves to the intestine with a sucker. Four common flukes are: human intestinal fluke, human liver fluke, sheep liver fluke, pancreatic fluke of cattle. Has cilia, can swim vigorously and must find intermediate snail host in one to two hours or may be too exhausted to in- vade. Those are "mother" redia, and each one bears "daughter" redia for up to 8 months, all still inside the snail, and living on the fluids in the lymphatic spaces. If the snail is feeding on a plant, cercaria can latch onto plant with sucker mouth and start to encyst (form a "cocoon") within minutes. But as you eat the plant it is stuck to, the least pressure will break it, leaving the cyst in the mouth. The "almost unbreakable" inner cyst wall protects it from chewing, and the keratin-like coat prevents digestion by stomach juices. However when it reaches the duodenum, contact with intestinal juices dissolves away the cyst-wall and frees it. It then fastens itself to the intestinal lining and begins to develop into an adult. Note that the adult is the only stage that “normally” lives in the human (and then only in the intestine). Fasciolopsis depends on a snail, called a secondary host, for part of its life cycle. If propyl alcohol is the solvent, the intestinal fluke is invited to use another organ as a secondary host—this organ will become cancerous. If xylene (or toluene) are the solvents, I typically see any of four flukes using the brain as a secondary host. I call the diseases caused by fluke stages in inappropriate locations Fluke Disease; it is discussed in more detail later (page 249). Pollutants can invade your body via the air you breath, the foods and beverages you eat, and the products you put on your skin. The one who did not assumes the cream is not harmful to them…that they are like a bank vault, impreg- nable to that product. A better assumption is that the face cream is somewhat toxic, as evidenced by the rash that can develop, and they escaped the rash only because they had a stronger im- mune system. The immune system is like money, paid out of the bank vault, for every toxic invasion. Most other solvents dissolve fats and are life threatening, because fats form the membrane wall around each of our cells, especially our nerve cells. Metal Pollution Biochemists know that a mineral in raw element form always inhibits the enzyme using that mineral. Inorganic copper, like you would get from a copper bottomed kettle or copper plumbing, is 3 carcinogenic. We put metal jewelry on our skin, eat bread baked in metal pans, and drink water from metal plumbing. Mercury amalgam fillings, despite the assurances of the American Dental Association, are not safe. And sometimes the mercury is polluted with thallium, even more toxic than mercury! Gold and silver seem to have fewer harmful effects, but no one should have any pure metal in or on their body. Other prevalent toxic metals include lead and cadmium from soldered and galvanized plumbing, nickel and chromium from dentalware and cosmetics, and aluminum from food and drink cans, and cooking pots. From Carcinogenicity and Metal Ions, volume 10, page 61, of a series called Metal Ions in Biological Systems, edited by Helmut Sigel, 1980. One small moldy fruit or vegetable can pol- lute a huge batch of juice, jam or other product. Although molds are alive, and can be killed by zapping, mycotoxins are not, and must be detoxified by your liver. But because mycotoxins are so extremely poisonous, a tiny amount can incapacitate a part of the liver for days! For that reason I am always cautioning people to eat only perfect citrus fruit, and never drink commercial fruit juice. Of the thousands of oranges that go into the batch of orange juice you drink, one is sure to be moldy, and that is all it takes to give your liver a setback. It also helps get rid of aflatoxin before it is consumed, right in the food container. So keep a plastic shaker of vitamin C powder handy and use it like salt on all your food. 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Intestinal anthrax: Presents with abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea Bacteremic and intestinal anthrax are rare to occur Laboratory diagnosis: Specimen: Fluid or pus from skin lesion, Blood, sputum Smear: Non-capsulated gram-positive rods with centrally located spores from culture Large capsulated gram-positive rods with out spores from primary specimen. Non-hemolytic,large, dense, grey-white irregular colonies with colony margin of “Medussa Head” or “curled-hair lock” appearance due to composition of parallel chaining of cells. Biochemical reaction: Gelatin-stab culture: Gelatin liquefaction Growth along the track of the wire with lateral spikes longest near the surface Providing “inverted fur tree” appearance. Ocular infection Ocular disease following trauma from non-sugical penetrating objects 196 Manifests with keratitis, endophthalmitis, and panophthalmitis Treatment: Clindamycin + Aminoglycosides 2. Genus: Clostridium Characteristics: • Clostridia are anaerobic, spore-forming motile, gram-positive rods. PhospholipaseC (α toxin) It has lethal, necrotizing and hemolytic effect on tissue. It causes cell lysis due to lecithinase action on the lecithin which is found in mammalian cell membrane. Clostridial food poisoning It causes secretory diarrhea due to release of enterotoxin in the intestine Self-limiting diarrhea similar to that produced by B. Saccharolytic property showing reddening of the meat with a rancid smell due to carbohydrate decomposition. Proteolytic property showing blackening of the meat with unpleasant smell due to protein decomposition. Nagler reaction: Lecithinase C activity- Opacity in the egg-yolk medium due to lecithin break down 199 Procedure: 1. Treatment: Penicillin Prompt and extensive wound debridement Polyvalent antitoxin Prevention and control Early adequate contaminated wound cleansing and debridement 200 Closridium difficile General characteristics:. Not frequently found in the healthy adult, but is found often in the hospital environment. Human feces are the expected source of the organism Pathogenesis and clinical features: Administration of antibiotics like ampicillin, clindamycin and cephalosporins results in killing of colonic normal flora and proliferation of drug resistant C. Dignosis: Identification of toxin A and B in feces by latex agglutination test Treatment: Dicontinuation of offending drugs Administration of metronidazole or vancomycin 201 Clostridium tetani General characteristics: • World wide in distribution in the soil and in animal feces • Longer and thinner gram-positive rods with round terminal spores giving characteristic “drum-stick” appearance. Tetanolysin: Hemolytic property Pathogenesis and Clinical manifestation: Infection of devitalized tissue (wound, burn, injury, umblical stamp, surgical suture) by spores of C. Muscle spasm and rigidity Laboratory diagnosis: The bacteria can be cultured in a media with anaerobic atmosphere. The toxin is absorbed from the gut and acts by blocking the release of acetylcholine at synapses and neuromuscular junction and manifests with flaccid paralysis and visual disturbance, inability to swallow, and speech difficulty Death is secondary to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest 2. Treatment: Administration of intravenous trivalent antitoxin ( A,B,E) Mechanical ventilator for respiratory support Prevention and control:. Diphteria toxin causes respiratory tract epithelial destruction tesulting in formation of necrotic epithelium with pseudomembrane formation over the tonsils, pharynx, and larynx. Distant toxic damage includes parenchymal degeneration and necrosis in heart muscle, liver, kidney, adrenal glands and peripheral and cranial nerves. Wound/skin diphteria occurs chiefly in the tropics and forms membrane-covered wound that fails to heal. Laboratory diagnosis: Specimen: Swabs from the nose, throat, or suspected lesion Smears: Beaded rods in typical arrangement when stained with alkaline methylene blue or gram’s stain Culture: Small, granular,and gray, with irregular edges with small zone of hemolysis on blood agar Selective media are necessary for isolation from cilincal specimens Selective media 1. Blood tellurite agar: Produce characteristic grey-black colonies due to their ability to reduce potassium tellurite to tellurium Characteristics of C. Gel-precipitation (Elek) test: a filter paper strip previously immersed in diphteria antitoxin is incorporated into serum agar; the strain of C. Incubate at 37 c for 1-2 days, and observe for lines of precipitation in the agar indicating toxin-antitoxin interaction. Schick test: a skin test to demonstrate immunitydue to immunization or natural infection Method: Intradermal injection of toxin into the anterior aspect of one forearm and heat-inactivated toxin into the other. Reactions due to the toxin are slower and longer lasting than those resulting from hypersensitivity. Listreriolysin( hemolysin) Pathogenesis and clinical features: Transmitted to humans through ingestion of poorly coooked meat and unpasteurized milk and milk products 1. Swine is major reservoir Pathogenicity and clinical features: Most human cases of disease are related to occupational exposure, i. Diagnosis: Specimen: Blood Culture: Shows α-hemolysis on Blood agar Biochemical reaction:. Neisseria gonorrhoea Antigenic structure: antigenically heterogeneous and capable of changing its surface structures. Pili: Hair-like appendages extending from bacterial surface and enhance attachment to host cells and evade human defense. Fbp(Iron binding protein):Expressed when there is limited available iron supply 8. IgA1 protease:Splits and inactivates major mucosal IgA(IgA1) Clinical manifestation: Route of infection: Sexual contact Male:. Gonococcal urethritis If complicated: Urethral stricture Gonococcal epididymitis Gonococcal epididymo-orchitis Infertility. Gonococcal salpingitis If compicated: Gonococcal tubo-ovarian abscess 215 Pelvic peritonitis Infertility Infant (When delivered through the infected birth canal). Gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum If untreated and complicated leads to blindness Laboratory diagnosis: Specimen: Urethral swab, cervical swab, eye swab Smear: Gram-negative intracellular diplococci More than five polymorphs per high power field. Culture of urethral exudate from men are not necessary when the gram stain is positive but culture should be done for women Biochemical reaction:. Drug of choice: Ceftriaxone Ciprofloxacin Prevention and control • Avoid multiple sexual partner • Using mechanical protection methods (condom) • Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of cases • Contact tracing • Screening of high risk population groups • Ophthalmic ointment application of erythromycin or tetracycline to the conjunctiva of all new borns 217 Neisseria meningitidis Characteristics: • Gram-negative intra cellular diplococci. Capsular carbohydrate It is important for serogrouping of meningococci and there are 13 serogroups. The most important serogroups associated with disease in humans are A, B, C, Y and W135. Outer membrane protein Analogous to por protein of gonococci and responsible for the formation of por in the meningococcal cellwall 20 known serotypes It is responsible for serotype specificity of meningococci. Lipopolysaccharide Responsible for the toxic effects found in meningococcal disease Clinical manifestation:. Serology: Latex agglutination test/ Hemmagglutination test Treatment: Penicillin Penicillin-allergic patients are treated with third- generation cephalosporins or chloramphenicol Prevention and control.

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Right documentation is often called the sixth “right” of medication administration. Most health care agencies use an administration record to document when drugs are given and most require you to write in the data. If the administration time differs from the prescribed time, not the times and explain why. If you do not give a medication, initial the appropriate space, circle your initials, and follow your agency’s policy to document why it was not given. If a medication error occurs, immediately assess your child for problems and monitor him continuously if necessary. Tell your nurse/manager, notify the Physician and complete a medication error report or other designated form. After you document giving a drug, continue to monitor your child for expected and unexpected responses. If your child develops an unexpected or undesired response, such as a rash, nausea, or itching, reports the reaction to the Physician and the pharmacy. Document your interventions in response to the adverse reaction and check with your Physician for specific actions to take. By investigating the factors that could contribute to errors, you safeguard your practice and protect your child. The Benzodiazepines possess varying degrees of anticonvulsant activity, skeletal muscle relaxation, and the ability to alleviate tension. The Benzodiazepines generally have long half-lives (1 - 8 days), thus cumulative effects can occur. Several of the Benzodiazepines are metabolized in the liver, which prolongs their duration of action. All tranquilizers have the ability to cause psychological and physical dependence. Indications Management of anxiety disorders, short term relief of symptoms of anxiety. Alone or as adjunct in treatment of Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (petit mal seizures) who have not responded to Succinimides; up to 30% of patients show loss of effectiveness of drug within 3 months of therapy (may respond to dosage adjustment) Unlabeled use; treatment of panic attacks, periodic leg movements during sleep, hypokinetic dysarthria, acute manic episodes, multifocal tic disorders, adjunct treatment of schizophrenia, neuralgias, treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity, acute narrow-angle glaucoma, psychoses, primary depressive disorders, psychiatric disorders in which anxiety is not a significant symptom. Geriatric patients may be more sensitive to the effects, may see over sedation, dizziness, confusion, or ataxia. When used for insomnia, rebound sleep disorders may occur following abrupt withdrawal of certain Benzodiazepines. Persistent drowsiness, ataxia, or visual disturbances may require dosage adjustment 2. Document indications for therapy, onset of symptoms, and behavioral manifestations. Review physical and history for any contraindications to therapy Interventions: 1. Administer the lowest possible effective dose, especially if elderly or debilitated 5. If patient exhibits ataxia or weakness or lack of coordination, when ambulating, provide supervision/assistance. Use siderails once in bed and identify at risks for falls Note: any signs and symptoms of jaundice: nausea, diarrhea, upper abdominal pain, or the presence of high fever, check liver function tests 7. Report if yellowing of the eyes or skin, or mucous membranes (evident in the late stages of jaundice or a biliary tract obstruction), hold if overly sleepy/confused or becomes comatose 8. With suicidal tendencies, anticipate drug will be prescribed in small doses, report signs of increased depression immediately 9. If history of alcoholism or if taking excessive quantities of drugs, carefully supervise amount of drug prescribed and dispensed, assess for manifestations of ataxia, slurred speech, and vertigo (symptoms of chronic intoxication and that patient may be exceeding dosage) Note: any evidence of physical or psychological dependence, assess frequency and quantity of refills Patient/Family Teaching: 1. These drugs may reduce ability to handle potentially dangerous equipment such as cars or machinery 25 2. Take most of the daily dose at bedtime, with smaller doses during the waking hours to minimize mental/motor impairment 3. Arise slowly from a lying position and dangle legs over the side of the bed before standing, if feeling faint, sit/lie down immediately and lower the head 6. Allow extra time to prepare for daily activities, take precautions before arising, to reduce one source of anxiety and stress 7. Do not stop taking drug suddenly, any sudden withdrawal after prolonged therapy or after excessive use may cause a recurrence of the preexisting symptoms of anxiety, anorexia, insomnia, vomiting, ataxia, muscle twitching, confusion, and hallucinations, and may develop seizures and convulsions 8. Identify/practice relaxation techniques that may assist in lowering anxiety levels 9. These drugs are generally for shortterm therapy, follow up is imperative to evaluate response and the need for continued therapy 10. Available forms of Ativan are injectable: 2 mg/ml and 4 mg/ml; oral solution (concentrated): 2 mg/ml; tablets are in 0. The oral route of onset is in 1 hour with a peak of 2 hours and a duration of 12 – 24 hours. Nursing Considerations: Keep emergency resuscitation equipment and oxygen available. Pharmaceuticals, among other industries use it in preparations 27 for making some medications including Ativan (antianxiety). Nursing Considerations: Azole Antifungals may increase first pass metabolism of Buspar (antianxiety). Nursing Considerations: Contraindications are those with a hypersensitivity to Benzodiazepines, Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma, Psychosis. Concurrent Ketoconazole (Nizoral) or Itraconazole (Sporonox) both antifungals, therapy, and children younger than age 9.

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