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Cushing’s Syndrome – Pathophysiology

Cushing’s Syndrome Endrocrineinfo.com Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to elevated degrees of the hormone cortisol for quite a long time. The most usual cause of Cushing syndrome, occasionally called hypercortisolism, is the use of oral corticosteroid medication. The status may also happen when your body makes an …

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The Pituitary Gland

The Pituitary Gland For nursing students the endocrine system can be difficult to learn.  We will attempt to guide you through the very basics and hopefully this will help develop a grasp of the endocrine system.  Today we will start with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is also referred …

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Adrenal Fatigue or a Thyroid Problem?

Adrenal Fatigue or a Thyroid Problem? Endocrineinfo.com     Everybody experiences tiredness at times. After a long day, kicking off your shoes, collapsing on to the sofa and dozing off within minutes is actually perfectly normal. What isn’t normal however, is a feeling that you’re constantly tired.   Struggling to …

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11 Delicious Foods Every Diabetic Should be Eating

Diabetes is a lifelong metabolic condition, caused by an abnormality in blood-sugar levels. Treatment of the illness involves receiving medical intervention, as well as adhering to a strict diet which has been proven to offset the problems caused by having a resistance to insulin.   Many sufferers find changing their …

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Pleural Effusion – Pathophysiology

 Pleural Effusion A pleural effusion is an abnormal amount of fluid around the lung. Pleural effusions can result from many medical conditions. Most pleural effusions are not serious by themselves, but some require treatment to avoid problems. Causes of Pleural Effusions The pleura is a thin membrane that lines the …

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Cushings Disease – Pathophysiology

  Cushing disease Cushing disease is a condition in which the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The pituitary gland is an organ of the endocrine system. Cushing disease is a form of Cushing syndrome. Causes Cushing disease is caused by a tumor or excess growth (hyperplasia) of …

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Dosage Calculations Practice – Dosage Calculation 1A

How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle …

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8 Steps Nurses Can Take to Break Bad Eating Habits

By Alice Burron on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 A Harvard Nurses’ Health Study showed that about 56 percent of nurses could be classified as overweight. Most of the reasons link back to bad habits at the workplace, such as too much caffeine, sugar and unhealthful eating. A habit is any …

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LVAD General Info – Cardiac

LVAD 101: Anatomy and Physiology [toc] Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)   Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted under your skin. It helps pump blood from the left ventricle of your heart and on to the rest of your body. A control unit and battery pack are worn outside …

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