Disease Journal of Nursing

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease

Tags: child children disease pain Sickle Cell Disease treatment

Sickle cell disease is a debilitating condition secondary to the severe pain patients with this condition suffer especially when they are in crisis. This article includes the management and treatment of sickle cell disease and the diagnosis.

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Evidenced Based Guidelines: Ischemic Heart Disease

Evidenced Based Guidelines: Ischemic Heart Disease

Tags: disease guidelines heart disease Ischemic Heart Disease

Evidenced based guidelines to provide primary prevention and improve correct diagnosis and treatment.

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Cardiomyopathy: A Closer Look at the Disease

Cardiomyopathy: A Closer Look at the Disease

Tags: cardiac arrest cardiomyopathy disease heart disease treatment

Heart disease is a wide term used for a variety of diseases that affect the heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiomyopathy is one of the types of heart disease that affects about 50,000 Americans annually. There are four types of cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 2007). This article will detail the different types of cardiomyopathy as well as the causes, treatment, sign and symptoms, diagnostic procedures and prevention. It will also cover ways to live with cardiomyopathy and end of life care.

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New Innovation for Chronic Kidney Disease

New Innovation for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: chronic disease kidney Kidney Disease new treatments treatment options

This body of work looks at new and innovative treatments that are being researched and developed for the treatment of chronic kidney disease.

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Cardiac Amyloidosis: The oft times missed cardiomyopathy - A nurse’s personal story

Cardiac Amyloidosis: The oft times missed cardiomyopathy - A nurse’s personal story

Tags: cardiac Cardiac Amyloidosis Cardiac Diagnostic Case Study death disease end of life

Having been in nursing for over 30 years, nothing I had learned in school or through experience would prepare me for the long, misdiagnosed disease my husband suffered that eventually took his life. Forever changing my perspective on healthcare, it has prompted me to share this story with other nurses, hopefully, averting this course for other patients, and possibly one’s own family member.

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Managing Type II Diabetes within the Hispanic Community

Managing Type II Diabetes within the Hispanic Community

Tags: culture diabetes disease health patient education

Diabetes is termed the life style disease for good reason. It is a progressive and chronic illness largely caused by obesity and lack of exercise. If left untreated or poorly controlled, this disease can lead to debilitating complications and premature death.

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Tags: disease eating habits health Health Promotion prevention promotion

The United States falls behind in healthy outcomes when compared to other countries.

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The Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults and Young People

The Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults and Young People

Tags: adults best practice children Chron's clinical Crohn's disease disease treatment treatment options Young People

The guideline offers best practice advice on the care of adults, children and young people with Crohn's disease. These are the first evidence-based clinical and cost-effectiveness guidelines for Crohn's disease in the United Kingdom.

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Alzheimer's Disease 

Alzheimer's Disease 

Tags: Alzheimer’s dementia disease

Alzheimer’s article in the RN Journal

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The Importance of Communication and Education toward Patient Literacy: The Relationship of Functional Health and Patient’s Knowledge of Their Chronic Disease and Metabolic Disorder

The Importance of Communication and Education toward Patient Literacy: The Relationship of Functional Health and Patient’s Knowledge of Their Chronic Disease and Metabolic Disorder

Tags: aging assessment skills clear with simplified language communication communicator diabetes direct involvement disease educator efficiency of care health health literacy knowledge patient patient education

The aging populations in the U.S. with ‘Essential’ Hypertension are showing inadequate health literacy, plus its impact on patients with idiopathic chronic diseases such as type II, adult onset Diabetes Mellitus are makeable. To identify among patients with hypertension and/or with diabetes the relationship between their functional health literacy levels, and the role of the registered nurse as communicator and educator.

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The Importance of Understanding Hypertension: The Role of a Registered Nurse as an Investigator

The Importance of Understanding Hypertension: The Role of a Registered Nurse as an Investigator

Tags: disease essential hypertension hypertension investigation nursing care plan role of RN

The primary care nurse owes it to themselves and their patients to be informed on the chronic diseases they manage in order to achieve maximum patient compliance and satisfaction. Well informed, confident practitioners will be able to deliver evidence-based structured advice, and in doing so reduce morbidity and mortality rates from cerebrovascular accidents and cardiovascular disease for patients regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.

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The Significance of the Missed Assessment: HIV/AIDS in the Older Adult 

The Significance of the Missed Assessment: HIV/AIDS in the Older Adult 

Tags: aging aids behavior Community Health Nursing disease elderly hiv risk factors

The health care system has faced many struggles related to the understanding the HIV virus and in caring for those affected and likely to be affected by this life threatening communicable disease.

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