Archive for January, 2010

Prostate Cancer

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

What is the prostate?
The prostate is a male sex gland located below the bladder near the rectum, and traversed by the urethra (urine drainage). It comes in sexuality, especially in the formation of sperm.

Prostate Cancer

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
The prostate cancer develops at the periphery of the gland. He remains silent for a long time. The appearance of signs often reflects an advanced stage of disease. (more…)

Alzheimer’s Disease

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Alzheimer’s disease is similar to a terrible epidemic. Its frequency increases with age. There is thus one in ten reached after sixty-five. However, attitudes and simple natural remedies could help diminish the risk of delay of several years its occurrence or to stop or even an improvement when it is still at the beginning …

Alzheimer

The cardiovascular risk in primary
The first is, undoubtedly, the suppression of cardiovascular risk factors. For anything that is harmful to the heart is also bad for the brain. (more…)

Fibromyalgia

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Fibromyalgia is a chronic, painful, non-inflammatory, musculoskeletal, that is to say, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The features are severe pain, particularly in the muscles and tendons with pain on palpation of certain items ( “tender points”).

Fibromyalgia
It is an autoimmune disease. The onset is insidious and progression is slow. The pain is such that they degrade and decreased quality of life for many people.

Who touches she?
The disease particularly affects women aged thirty to forty years. However, adolescents and postmenopausal women may also be affected.The exact causes are not yet known.To some experts, the prevalence of fibromyalgia reach 20% of the population. (more…)

Tips for Preventing Stroke

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Prevention of Cardio-Vascular
The cardio-vascular diseases are responsible each year for 32% of deaths in France. This figure could be considerably reduced! In fact, the risk factors on which it is possible to intervene are well known: tobacco, physical inactivity, a dietary imbalance.

Overcoming tobacco:
Tobacco causes 60,000 deaths per year (1995 data). He is responsible for lung cancer, but it also plays a role in the development of cardio-vascular:
o increasing blood pressure
o accelerating the heart rate
o spoiling the arteries (more…)

Effective ways to protect themselves from noise

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Noise is an acoustic phenomenon producing an auditory sensation uncomfortable and unpleasant. Noise is also often perceived as aggression.
Despite considerable efforts to prevent the noise nuisance is frequently encountered in many companies in all sectors. Over 5 million people complain of noise and their workplace and more than 3 million are exposed to noise levels of 85 decibels or dB (A), which is currently the regulatory threshold.
protect noise
A simple way of assessing subjective sound level: If one has difficulty speaking to a person within one meter and must raise their voices, the level of 85 dB (A) is reached.

Third leading cause of occupational disease
The hearing impairment caused by noise lesion is the third leading cause of occupational disease more common after the peri-articular disorders or MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) and disorders resulting from the inhalation of asbestos dust. About 600 occupational deafness are recognized annually with an average unit cost of 100 000. (more…)

Pancreatic Tumors

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Tumors of the exocrine pancreas:
Generally poor prognosis.

  • 10% of digestive cancers.
  • Average age of onset.
  • 70 years for women.
  • 65 for men.
  • Promoting role of smoking and chronic pancreatic.

Pathologists:

  • 2 / 3: head of the pancreas.
  • 1 / 3: tail of the pancreas.
  • Rapid expansion in loco regional lymph nodes.
  • Adenocarcinoma.

Clinic.

  • Late discovery as long clinically silent
  • Cancer of the head: cholestatic jaundice.
  • Cancer of the body and tail:
    • Epigastric pain type transfixing
    • Impaired general condition.
    • Sometimes palpable epigastric mass

Imaging.

  • The ultrasound examination remains the first line, revealing a poorly defined hypo echoic mass, and to highlight liver metastases. As cites may also be disclosed and demonstrate a peritoneal carcinomas.
  • The echo-endoscopy is useful in diagnosing small tumors.
  • Scanner.
  • ERCP.

(more…)

Gastritis

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Gastritis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

Acute gastritis
This acute inflammation of the gastric wall with inflammatory lesions and endoscopic atrophic, there are:

  • gastritis drug are the most common: they are ulcerative and hemorrhagic
  • gastritis Stress during severe surgical diseases (acute renal failure, …), serious infections and severe burns,
  • gastritis, herpes virus CMV frequent since the advent of AIDS,
  • gastritis by ingestion of caustic accompanied by ulceration and hemorrhagic necrosis.

Clinique
Gastritis are very different and may be a characteristic ulcer syndrome, atypical epigastric pain or gastrointestinal bleeding revealing.

Treatment

It is based on the decision of the causative agent and the use of antacids and PPIs (the proton pump) (more…)

Travel Nursing Jobs

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Travel nursing as an option for career and thus know a wide network of medical centers to evaluate the best opportunities for the practice of nursing. The degree of flexibility, mobility and choice of work that you experience in this field is paramount. Given the absence of contractual obligations, the experience, freedom, security and lifestyle that this work offers is unparalleled in any other domain of work. To be eligible for work of travel nurse, the required minimum qualification is a diploma or an equivalent of high school. Besides this, it is essential that you are a graduate of an accredited
healthcare professional program in the United States or Canada. Most hospitals require professional experience of 12 months in an acute care facility before you apply for the job travel nurse. You are also required to seek a license or a valid professional certification practice, and proof of right to work in the particular state.
One can secure a travel nurse jobs through a job agency travel nurse. There are many companies Nursing announcing the route for travel nurses. (more…)

The Stomach Cancer

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Malignant tumor formed by the uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal cells that invade surrounding structures and tends to produce secondary tumors at bay. A tumor located in the stomach may result from an ulcer in Helicobacter pylori.

  • Affects both sexes equally.
  • The frequency decreases with the evolution of food preservation but remains high (9,000 new cases per year).
  • Geographical disparity.

Stomach Cancer

Risk Factors.

  • Gastric lesions:
    ulcer;
    chronic gastritis;
    atrophic gastritis
    Helicobacter Pylori
  • (more…)

Physical exercise and diabetes mellitus

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Exercise should be included as part of the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in both type I and II as well as helping to improve glycemic control, reduces the risk of long-term complications, promotes weight maintenance ideal and improves quality of life.
Those diagnosed with DM should be aware of the changes brought about physical exertion on the metabolism of glucose, in order to maximize the benefits of a regular exercise program and reduce its potential risks.
In people with type I exercise improves insulin sensitivity. To try to achieve optimal control of diabetes in the long term it is appropriate to pay attention to train a number of areas, including:

  • Time of day when physical activity is performed.
  • Value of your blood glucose before exercise.
  • Type, duration and intensity of exercise being performed.
  • Type and dosage of insulin used.

In patients with type II develop a program of regular physical exercise is basic for glycemic control. It has been shown that physical activity may prevent this type of diabetes, the protective effect being more pronounced in people who have risk factors for the disease. (more…)

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