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Cocaine Drug Abuse

Cocaine through the ages: from elixir to poison. Abstract: Cocaine, a plant alkaloid derived from coca leaves is a potent stimulant of CNS and has local anesthetic action as well. Historically, it was ingested in the form of chewing coca leaves, to suppress hunger and fatigue. With discovery of its local anesthetic properties, cocaine was […]

Pages: 32 Words: 9477 Topics: Action Potential, Anesthesia, Heroin, Stroke, Substance Abuse

Hydration Management in Acute Stroke Patients

Introduction Stroke is a global public health concern with many sufferers presenting with varying levels of confusion (Oh and Seo 2007). Management of hydration in acute stroke patients is not standardised and variations in practice can be very wide between different continents. The sheer number of possible comorbidities and the relative ease with which hydration […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3681 Topics: Health Care, Malnutrition, Stroke
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Sickle-Cell Disease (SCD) or Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle-cell disease Sickle cell disease (SCD), or sickle cell anemia, is a group of genetic conditions, resulting from the inheritance of a mutated form of the gene coding for the ? globulin chain of the hemoglobin molecule, which causes malformation of red blood cells (RBCs) in their deoxygenated state. Specifically, this single point mutation occurs […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2382 Topics: Stroke

Why is Interprofessional Working Important to Nursing Practice

Inter-professional working is constantly promoted to professionals within the health and social care sector. Various terms such as interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration working have been used to promote professionals to work together with the patient, carers, relations, services and other professionals (SCIE, 2009). This Paper will explore the importance of inter-professional working in nursing […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2543 Topics: Health Care, Hospital, Medication, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Stroke

Wellness and Physical Fitness

When it comes to achieving a healthy lifestyle and to live a life that you want, there are several risk factors to keep in mind that can derail your life in an instant. For this paper, we will be focusing on five factors that can have catastrophic effects on a person throughout their life if […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1012 Topics: Determinants Of Health, Diet, Fitness, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction, Obesity, Physical Fitness, Stroke

Ethical Dilemma of Embryonic Stem Cell

The topic of a human embryonic stem cell research (HESCR) has been a controversial issue since late 1990s. Opponents of HESCR have been arguing that it is not only a waste of federal funding, it is also against a moral code. Former President George W. Bush, a republican, placed a ban in HESCR due to […]

Pages: 10 Words: 3047 Topics: Cancer, Ethical Dilemma, Stem Cell, Stroke

A Review of Stem Cell Therapy in Ischemic Stroke

ABSTRACT Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. Effecting over 15 million people worldwide. Of those 15 million cases 5 million will die and a further 5 million will be left disabled. Currently there is little to no treatment for stroke, this leaves patients with a large deficit of treatment. Thus, there is […]

Pages: 3 Words: 953 Topics: Biotechnology, Stem Cell, Stroke
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