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Pipeline Insight: Moderate-to-severe Acute Pain Drugs

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Pipeline Insight: Moderate-to-severe Acute Pain Drugs

Pipeline Insight: Moderate-to-severe Acute Pain Drugs

Introduction

The treatment of moderate to severe acute pain is dominated by opioids. While they offer excellent pain relief, they come with undesirable side effects and abuse potential. The future market is highly receptive to better tolerated opioids and analgesics with opioid-sparing effects. Opportunities also exist in the post-operative and breakthrough pain segments for rapid acting delivery technologies.

Features and benefits

Analysis of patient segmentation, epidemiology, current treatment approaches, the patient acquisition process and clinical unmet needs
Assessment of key p...

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Long Term Care Insurance? Act Before it is Too Late

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Long Term Care Insurance? Act Before it is Too Late

Long Term Care Insurance? Act Before it is Too Late

We generally do not think about long-term care until and when we experience it in our lives. Oftentimes it takes the form of a loved one (typically a parent) who becomes suddenly disabled and the family (typically the children) steps in to assist. That assistance soon begins to take more and more of our time, affecting our jobs, our own families, and ultimately our lives. When this happens we all become fast studies in the field of long term care and, unfortunately, when there is inadequate planning, it is often too late. We are transformed from loved ones into long term care providers...

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Nurse Ratio Legislation Needed

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Nurse Ratio Legislation Needed

Nurse Ratio Legislation Needed

American health care is being seriously squeezed by a nursing shortage. The number of aging Americans requiring more healthcare is increasing, while the number of registered nurses is decreasing. Because of the shortage, nurses often work longer hours with much heavier patient loads than they have in the past. Various plans have been proposed to provide sufficient nurse staffing. Many groups, including the American Nurses Association (ANA) are fighting for legislation that would set nurse staffing ratios.

Several studies have shown that inadequate staffing of nurses has a serious, detrimental effect on patient care and health...

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Understanding Medicaid Coverage of Long Term Care

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Understanding Medicaid Coverage of Long Term Care

Understanding Medicaid Coverage of Long Term Care

It is important to understand Medicaid coverage for long term care so that one can avail themselves of this program if needed. Medicaid is considered the country’s largest public payer of long-term care. Once a person is determined to be qualified for its coverage, this government-supported program will pay for the nursing home care and other expenditures Medicare does not cover. It certain situations, it may also aid assistance for specific LTC services provided at home.

How to qualify for Medicaid? There are several ways on how you can qualify for Medicaid coverage. Once you receive Supplem...

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Acute Bronchitis Symptoms The Cause And Solutions

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Acute Bronchitis Symptoms The Cause And Solutions

Acute Bronchitis Symptoms The Cause And Solutions

The acute bronchitis symptoms the causes and solutions. Acute bronchitis is a fairly common ailment which is typically assumed to be caused by a viral infection. Acute bronchitis symptoms are typically observed 2-3 days after the actual infection of the respiratory passage has happened and some of the symptoms may continue to be present for 2-3 weeks. Acute bronchitis is spread via airborne droplets when the infected individual sneezes or coughs. This post will tell the medical symptoms, causes and how this condition is treated at home and in the doctor’s office.

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Tonsillitis Causes and Homemade Treatments for Acute Sore Throat

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Tonsillitis Causes and Homemade Treatments for Acute Sore Throat

Tonsillitis Causes and Homemade Treatments for Acute Sore Throat

Tonsillitis causes and homemade treatments for acute sore throat will be provided in this article. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsils are structures situated on either side of the tongue at the back of the throat. They form part of the body’s defense system. They become inflamed when they are infected by either viruses or bacteria.

When tonsils become inflamed they enlarge, produce pain on swallowing, produce fever, bad breath and can make the neck lymph glands to become tender...

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Intrarenal Acute Renal Failure Causes

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Intrarenal Acute Renal Failure Causes

Intrarenal Acute Renal Failure Causes

Intrarenal acute renal failures causes and treatments. Kidney function is also called as renal function. Your team of health professionals will discuss with you what the kidneys do for your survival.

If you possess two well functioning kidneys, it indicates that you have 100 percent of your kidney function. This is more than you truly necessitate. A number of people are born with a single kidney, and they can live normal and healthful lives. Nevertheless, lots of people with reduced kidney function have a kidney disease that will get worse.

You will experience critical health troubles if you have less than 25 percen...

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Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve entrapment disorder that causes significant impairment and disability, affecting millions of Americans each year.

There are a variety of uncomfortable symptoms associated with the disorder, but the most common clinical features involve pain, numbness, paresthesia (pins and needles) and tingling in the thumbs, first two fingers and sometimes one-half of the ringer fingers. In more severe cases, pain travels from the median nerve up the arm, creating referred pain and dysfunction throughout the forearm, shoulder, upper back and neck.

Despite decades of research, the etiology and pathop...

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Pulse Oximeter the evolution from the hospital to home monitoring

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Pulse Oximeter the evolution from the hospital to home monitoring

Pulse Oximeter the evolution from the hospital to home monitoring

The pulse oximeter the evolution from the hospital to the home monitoring  tool. A Pulse oximeter is a medical and health device that has been used in the medical field for decades. The first pulse oximeter devices were used in the hospitals and the clinical settings. These were the large bulky devices that were quite expensive. They were truly the first devices that were able to measure the pulse rate and the blood oxygen saturation of an individual continuously...

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Give Your Father the Gift of a Good Long-Term Memory

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Give Your Father the Gift of a Good Long-Term Memory

Give Your Father the Gift of a Good Long-Term Memory

This Father’s Day give your father the gift of a good long-term memory. As people age, one of their biggest concerns is how to keep control of their mental faculties. Our suggestion for a Father’s Day gift offers a proactive solution to help them in this area. This solution is the gift of brain training games. Here, are a few ways these games can help:

1. Better daily living.

Brain training games can help the individuals using the games have less confusion and misunderstandings in their daily lives...

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Pathological Condition – Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Pathological Condition – Acute Myocardial Infarction

Pathological Condition – Acute Myocardial Infarction

The Pathological condition – Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) can be defined as condition in which, there is death or necrosis of myocardial cells. It is generally diagnosed at the end of the ambit of myocardial ischemia or acute coronary condition. Myocardial infarction occurs once myocardial ischemia oversteps a critical threshold and overcomes myocardial cellular repairing mechanism that is contrived for maintaining normal operating function and hemostasis...

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Intrarenal Acute Renal Failure Causes

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Intrarenal Acute Renal Failure Causes

Intrarenal Acute Renal Failure Causes

Intrarenal acute renal failure causes are many. The clinical picture depends upon underlying causes, like acute GN (allergic disorder of kidneys), sudden acute rise in blood pressure (malignant hypertension), or it may be a case of acute infection of the kidneys (pyelonephritis), or an advanced case of dehydration (due to repeated vomiting, diarrhea, etc.), or due to loss of blood as a result of sudden bleeding, or due to marked hypo-tension, i.e. fall in blood pressure in a case of heart attack, or acute kidney failure may manifest itself due to the use of toxic drugs, as explained earlier...

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Acute Pelvic Pain Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Acute Pelvic Pain Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute Pelvic Pain Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute pelvic pain causes, symptoms and treatment for women. Pelvic pain is the pain located in the pelvic region or lower abdomen and can affect both men and women. Sometimes this pain can radiate to the lower back and to the thighs. Different types of diseases may cause the pelvic pain and it may be a part of a symptom. This pain is more commonly found in women than in men.

It can be of two types: acute or chronic. Acute pain is severe, short duration and immediate and is common. It is often seen in people who have had surgery. Chronic pain is which extends and lasts much longer...

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Acute Sinusitis: What Are Your Treatment Options?

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Acute Sinusitis: What Are Your Treatment Options?

Acute Sinusitis: What Are Your Treatment Options?

Acute sinusitis: What are your treatment option? Sinusitis is a common disorder that affects a lot of people all over the world. It is usually triggered by a respiratory tract infection, like the usual colds, but it can be also be caused by bacteria, fungi, or allergens. When you have sinusitis, the sinus openings located in your skull become blocked and swollen, trapping mucus and air inside. When this happens, germs and bacteria can grow more easily, and cause an infection...

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What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

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What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

What are the hospital regulations with medical scrubs and why do they exist? When it comes to working within the medical field, it is imperative that all workers abide to the uniform regulations. Uniforms are used as a form of identification, but also as a means to help maintain a clean and sanitary environment. This is especially important to eliminate the spread of disease and infection. Each hospital has their own rules and regulations in terms of uniforms, but in most cases, these rules will be quite similar. These are a few guidelines which remain throughout all hospitals.

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Useful Information About Acute Pancreatitis

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Useful Information About Acute Pancreatitis

Useful Information About Acute Pancreatitis

Here is some useful information about acute pancreatitis a very painful and serious health condition. If left untreated it can be potentially fatal. Therefore if you care about your health and that of your loved ones it is important to have a basic knowledge of the signs, symptoms and causes of acute pancreatitis.

What Happens

One of the functions of the pancreas is to secrete pancreatic juice through the pancreatic duct into the small intestine...

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Medical significance of Acute Tonsillitis

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Medical significance of Acute Tonsillitis

Medical significance of Acute Tonsillitis

The medical significance of acute tonsillitis cannot be ignored particularly in children. Inflammation of the tonsils is more common during childhood, but all age groups can be affected. Hemolytic streptococcus- Lancer-field group A is the most common organism, but other pathogens causing pharyngitis may affect the tonsils as well. Tonsillitis is more common in poorer socio-economic groups, where chances for cross infection are high.

Clinical features

Symptoms start with sore throat, pain over the region of the tonsils, high fever, and dysphagia...

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Clinical investigations of Acute Laryngitis

Clinical investigations of Acute Laryngitis

Clinical investigations of Acute Laryngitis

Clinical investigations of Acute Laryngitis

Clinical investigations of acute laryngitis suggests the following. Inflammation of the larynx may result from bacterial or viral infection or inhalation of irritant gases. Unaccustomed overuse of the voice leads to edema of the vocal cords. Laryngitis is characterized by hoarseness and loss of voice. Irritant nonproductive cough may be present. Treatment consists of rest to the voice, steam inhalations, avoidance of smoking, and administration of analgesics and antibodies. In many cases the condition is self-limiting with rest and analgesics.

Laryngeal paralysis

Paralysis of the vocal cords may be organ...

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Acute Stress Disorder Three Essential Treatment Techniques

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Acute Stress Disorder Three Essential Treatment Techniques

Acute Stress Disorder Three Essential Treatment Techniques

Acute stress disorder three essential treatment techniques one can try to overcome this terrible and debilitating disorder. Acute stress disorder can develop in a person who goes through something extremely traumatic. This disorder is characterized by anxiety, recurrent images or flashbacks of the traumatic event, and disturbances in behavior. Usually, it develops following an experience that exposes the subject to physical harm or severe mental harm, or after a near-death experience that causes intense fear in him.

This can be a major problem that can completely hinder a p...

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Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis

Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis

Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis

Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis

Acute wry neck or torticollis occurs rarely and consists of the onset of sudden and severe neck pain which causes the cervical neck muscles to contract reflexively. This leads to the neck being kept in an abnormal posture to minimize pain, a posture known as torticollis. Torticollis is not a diagnosis of itself but a reflection of a problem occurring in the neck or head area, however this article concentrates on torticollis from a mechanical cause. A common report from patients is that they awoke with the severe pain and the neck deformity, assuming it was a result of sleeping awkwardly that night.

Patients report severe neck pain ...

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What Is Acute Leukemia

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What Is Acute Leukemia

What Is Acute Leukemia

What is acute Leukemia, it is a disease of the bone marrow,  that cause the abnormal production of blood cells. Normal blood cells have a limited period of life and they need to be constantly replaced by fresh, young cells to sustain their activity. There is a type of cell within the bone marrow (stem cell) that matures into the type of blood cells that the body needs.

In normal condition, these stem cells differentiate either into red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets, into a controlled way...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer and is one of many illnesses that occur with the exposure of benzene.  Like other kinds of leukemia, it develops in the bone marrow spreads to the blood, lymph nodes, organs, the nervous system and other body parts.  If it is not detected early enough, AML can be fatal within a few months.

Benzene Exposure

Exposure to benzene for a long period is a known risk factor.  This carcinogen is a solvent used in industries that create drugs, rubber, dyes, plastics and other things.  People working in these industries have a higher risk of developing AML.

Groundwater is another place where exposure to benzene...

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What Is Acute Bronchitis?

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What Is Acute Bronchitis?

The lung is a very vulnerable organ and it is susceptible to various diseases. One of these diseases is acute bronchitis. It is mostly caused by viral infection, which settles in the lungs. It may also be caused by bacterial infection. It may result in the inflammation of the passages which are known as bronchi and bronchioles. Inflammation and the infection of the bronchi lead to symptoms that can include fever, yellow or white phlegm and shortness of breath. There are numerous complications that can result from this disease such as pneumonia.

What Is Acute Bronchitis?

What is acute bronchitis? How do we treat it. Acute bronchitis is a pretty common disease which...

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Acute Back Pain Tips, Exercises for Low Backache

Acute Back Pain Tips, Exercises for Low Backache

Acute Back Pain Tips, Exercises for Low Backache

Acute Back Pain Tips, Exercises for Low Backache

Acute back pain tips, exercises for low backache relief. Acute low back pain is commonly encountered in primary care practice but the specific cause often cannot be identified. This ailment has a benign course in 90 percent of patients. Recurrences and functional limitations can be minimized with appropriate conservative management, including medications, physical therapy modalities, exercise and patient education.

Tips for Acute Back Pain

Get 8 hours of sleep!

Break the Surface

Pillows can help ease acute back pain by sleeping with a stack of these by your side...

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Acute Renal Failure Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatments

Acute Renal Failure Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatments

Acute Renal Failure Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatments

Acute Renal Failure Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatments

Acute renal failure causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments are outlined is this article in terms that can be understood by all.

Acute renal failure is a result of an untreated chronic kidney disease. This failure of the kidneys occurs when one or both kidneys, partly or completely, lose the ability to perform their basic function of filtering excessive water and waste stuff from the stream of blood. There occurs a continuous accumulation of the toxic substances in the body due to inability of the kidneys to remove them...

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Symptoms of Acute Renal Failure

Symptom of Acute Renal Failure

Symptoms of Acute Renal Failure

Symptoms of Acute Renal Failure

Knowing the symptoms of acute renal failure can save your life. ARF is an acute impairment of renal functions. When the kidneys suddenly are unable to regulate the volume and composition of Urine appropriately in response to food and fluid intake and the needs of the organism.

Acute renal failure treatment is largely based on preventing and treating its devastating effects. As with any disease process, prevention is the primary intervention. Attaining and maintaining adequate hydration and diaeresis in high-risk clients is crucial, as is the prevention of contributing factors.

Ongoing protein catabolism and significantly decrea...

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Acute Pain Management in New York City

Acute Pain Management in New York City

Acute Pain Management in New York City

Acute Pain Management in New York City

Acute pain management in New York City is some of the finest in the country. Pain afflicts many people. However, if it is ignored, pain can badly affect the sufferer’s quality of life and general well-being. If you are suffering from acute pain, nothing can be more beneficial than effective pain management programs. Improper medication may worsen the situation, so it is essential to find the best pain management clinic to get effective care for your acute pain conditions. New York City has the best centers equipped with experienced doctors providing acute pain management programs.

Acute pain is a condition that re...

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What Is Acute Diverticulitis?

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What Is Acute Diverticulitis?

What Is Acute Diverticulitis?

What is acute diverticulitis? Acute diverticulitis is a very serious condition, one that needs to be attended to immediately and diagnosed, not just by your family physician, but also by a specialist. It is not unusual for acute diverticulitis to be easily misdiagnosed as it normally presents with a multitude of different symptoms. It is imperative that your family doctor and the specialists that he works with, work together with each other in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment for you. This will ensure a speedy diagnosis and more importantly a much quicker recovery...

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Physical Therapists in Acute Care Hospitals

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Physical Therapists in Acute Care Hospitals

Physical Therapists in Acute Care Hospitals

With the growing need for physical therapists, there are numerous job opportunities open for these physical therapists in acute care hospitals. Professional companies that offer healthcare staffing solutions recruit both national and international physical therapy professionals, offering them the opportunity to build a rewarding career in an established healthcare environment.

Physical Therapists – Job Profile

Physical therapists help their patients in restoring function, relieving pain, improving mobility, and limiting or preventing constant physical disablement’s of distress from disease or injuries...

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Acute Burn Care and Physical Therapy

Acute Burn Care and Physical Therapy

Acute Burn Care and Physical Therapy

Acute Burn Care and Physical Therapy

Acute burn care and physical therapy are necessary components of care Injuries due to intense heat are hard to manage for a number of reasons. In the case of second or third degree burns, the risk of developing complications is fairly high. These complications include infections, dehydration and development of troubling scars or contractures. Physicians and healthcare providers suggest early rehabilitation to hasten recovery in acute burn patients to minimize the risk of complications...

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Acute Glaucoma Is A Very Serious Eye Disease

Acute Glaucoma Is A Very Serious Eye Disease

Acute Glaucoma Is A Very Serious Eye Disease

Acute Glaucoma Is A Very Serious Eye Disease

If one is serious about their health, they must recognize that acute glaucoma is a very serious eye disease. There are four types of glaucoma that can attack the eyes. Acute glaucoma is a very serious disease and needs to be treated immediately. Making sure that you have an annual eye exam will go a long way towards making sure that you have your vision for many years to come.

There are four types of this disease, but acute glaucoma is different in that it can develop suddenly and do serious damage in a short amount of time. It usually works by causing pressure to be increased within the eye...

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Middle Ear Infection in Children

Middle Ear Infection in Children

Middle Ear Infection in Children

Middle Ear Infection in Children

A middle ear infection in children is called Acute Otitis Media. It is the inflammation of the middle ear area. There are many factors that make children more susceptible to this infection. Seeing an ENT doctor is essential for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Having an ear infection is not something you can disregard, especially if there is pain for a couple of days already. Seeing an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor is highly recommended. If untreated and disregarded, this may lead to total hearing loss.

If there is an inflammation within the middle ear area, it is called “otitis media...

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Acute Bronchitis Manifestations and Treatment

Acute Bronchitis Manifestations and Treatment

Acute Bronchitis Manifestations and Treatment

Acute Bronchitis Manifestations and Treatment

Acute bronchitis manifestations and treatment are something we should all learn. The warning signs of acute bronchitis often emerge 2 to 3 days has entered your body. These symptoms may continue for up to 3 months. Coughing and sneezing are popular methods for spreading this illness.

There have been two types of bronchitis: acute and also chronic. The actual symptoms of the first type may last for roughly 90 days, the signs and symptoms of chronic bronchitis may last for up to two years.

There signs and symptoms of acute bronchitis are similar to the signs and symptoms of flu or the common cold...

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Chronic Bronchitis with Acute Exacerbation

Chronic Bronchitis with Acute Exacerbation

Chronic Bronchitis with Acute Exacerbation

Chronic Bronchitis with Acute Exacerbation

In some cases, for an individual with chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbation, the physical manifestations can unexpectedly worsen all of a sudden. This is called an acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, or AECB. Most individuals that pass away from chronic bronchitis do so while experiencing an attack of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. Individual having sudden AECB must get emergency care immediately to maximize their chances of survival.

What Occurs During AECB?

Throughout an AECB, the previously abnormally narrow air sacs in one’s lungs become even thinner, and an increased amount of m...

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Liver Failure Treatment

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Liver Failure Treatment

Liver Failure Treatment

Acute liver failure treatment requires a very sophisticated medical program. Acute liver failure is a severe condition in which loss of liver function occurs rapidly — in few days or weeks –usually in a healthy person who has no pre existing liver condition or disease. Acute liver failure is not as common as the chronic liver failure, which develops very slowly.

Acute liver failure is also known as the fulminate hepatic failure, it can cause some serious complications, which includes excessive bleeding and increase in the brain pressure. It’s a medical emergency that requires immediate hospitalization and acute liver failure treatment...

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CNA Careers in the Acute Care Setting

CNA Careers in the Acute Care Setting

CNA Careers in the Acute Care Setting

CNA Careers in the Acute Care Setting

There are many great opportunities for CNA careers in the acute care stetting. In a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) job, a CNA will start an eight hour shift at 7 am, 3 pm, or 11 pm. The twelve hour assistant usually starts at 6am or 7am for day shirts, and 6pm or 7pm for the night shift. The responsibilities for each shift may differ, but most tasks are the same regardless of the shift you work.

The day shift assistants start by receiving an assignment and report on the patients in their care...

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Drug Addiction Treatment – Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug Addiction Treatment – Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug Addiction Treatment - Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug Addiction Treatment – Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug addiction treatment programs help thousands of addicts make lasting recoveries every year. Drug addiction clinics across the United States use proven methods to help their patients make crucial lifestyle changes. Though treatment programs last only a few months, these changes allow for lifelong sobriety.

Unfortunately, a condition called Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome – or PAWS – threatens the recoveries of most rehab patients...

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The Role of The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Role of The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Role of The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Role of The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

What is the role of the acute care nurse practitioner in todays health care continuum?While there are a variety of career paths available for anyone pursuing a degree in nursing, there are few nursing jobs more challenging than that of the acute care nurse practitioner. ACNPs are responsible for taking care of the treatment needs of patients seeking treatment in emergency rooms, or convalescing in intensive care wards. These acute care nursing professionals work in some of the most fast-paced health care environments and do so with grace and compassion...

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Unmet Medical Needs of Population in Emerging Economies will Support Acute Care Management

Unmet Medical Needs of Population in Emerging Economies will Support Acute Care Management

Unmet Medical Needs of Population in Emerging Economies will Support Acute Care Management

Unmet Medical Needs of Population in Emerging Economies will Support Acute Care Management

Unmet medical needs in emerging economies will support acute care management. Acute care is a branch of secondary health care in which short term treatment is provided to patients for their various medical conditions such as severe injury and recovery from surgery. Acute care medical services are usually provided to patients by health care professionals including medical and surgical specialties. Acute care may necessitate stay of a patient in hospital emergency department and ambulatory surgery center...

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