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Factors Influencing Development Of Nosocomial Infection
Social interaction: Genetic issues are not really understood. Autism spectrum disorders are complex and evolve over time. We are seeing more children in whom autism symptoms resolve as they mature. Applied behavioral analysis and social interaction contribute much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
# of times used: Central lines, like any catheter, should be protected from unnecessary manipulation. We know that the more frequently the catheter is manipulated or "accessed", the more likely an infection will occur in the blood stream. Other causes include obvious breaks in technique and failure to use sterile technique with dressing changes. ...Read more
Ventilator...: Ventilator associated pneumonia occurs when a person has a tube in place that goes into their airway and connects to a ventilator. This allows bacteria to enter the lungs from the outside. Prevention strategies include good oral hygiene, GERD therapy and getting the tube out as quickly as possible. A chest x-ray can confirm the diagnosis and antibiotics treat it after sputum culture is sent to lab ...Read more
No, but. . .: Environmental factors generally do not play a role in beta thalassemia. However, a patient can be worsened by conditions that typically worsen anemia, such as dietary iron deficiency, other nutrient deficiencies (such as folate (folic acid) or vitamin b12), lead poisoning, or infections with viruses that can cause anemia (such as parvovirus b19). Vacationing at high altitudes may cause symptoms of low oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Environment : Environmental factors can increase one’s chance of getting almost any type of psychological disorders if there is genetic or other physical predisposition. It is widely believed that for most psychological disorders emerge in this way (e.g., someone being exposed to undue stress--deployed to war zones returning with PTSD, schizophrenia due to genetic predisposition and stress ...Read more
What are the impacts of chemotherapy of the following factor : economic, social, cultural, environmental?
Chemotherapy : Each of those questions questions is bet answered in a review article or dissertation not in 400 characters or less. ...Read more
Many Risk Factors: Many risk factors can augment the effects of pressure on the skin. Any factor that lowers the perfusion of blood to an affected area, for example, will augment the chances of injury; some examples in this category include peripheral artery disease and low blood pressure, which is common during septic events. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In Japan, there is a terrible stigma to many birth defects, and even non-defects like being left-handed. Among ignorant people of any kind (and forgive me if saying "ignorant" offends the local multiculturalists), birth defects lead to superstitious fear and often ostracism -- or refusal to get needed corrections ("It's God's punishment.") Having a birth defects is hard enough without all this. ...Read more
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Several: There are several risk factors that doctors of neonates look for: a fever in the mother during labor, other signs of infection of the amniotic fluid, premature birth, low apgar score at 5 minutes, signs of fetal distress, group b strep colonization of the mother, and ruptured membranes more than 18 hours. ...Read more
Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?
Before conception: The woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and they mature over her lifetime until either released or lost.All exposure to chemicals/radiation/illnesses during a woman's life impact the egg quality.Once released to conception, the environmental influences on outcome are continuous.Some are time specific (thalidomide-5-7 wks) some are continuous (alcohol). ...Read more
Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Examples would include cardiovascular disorders and age-related macular degeneration. Where the genetic disorder is caused by only a single gene, then the effect of the gene predominates but environmental factors still have a role, eg cystic fibrosis. ...Read more
Risk factors...: Ventilator-associated pneumonia risk factors include the presence of oral bacteria, gastroesophageal reflux, interruption of the ventilator circuit, meds that decrease stomach acidity, prolonged oral/nasal intubation, etc. Various measures are taken to prevent this including weaning from mechanical ventilation as quickly as possible, keeping the head of the bed raised, good oral hygiene, etc. ...Read more
Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?
Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most closely implicated infectious agent to be associated with both ms and sle. Epidemiological findings show a strong correlation between ebv infection and the risk of developing these diseases. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.12.136. ...Read more
Mostly.....: Mostly your mother, father, and grandparents.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more
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