Massage and magnetic therapy for horses (dressage horse)

Massage is recommended as a treatment of choice for numerous conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries, stress, and relaxation in humans, canines and equines. While massage is frequently performed by therapists and other practitioners its efficacy is questionable. (Brummit, 2008) Similarly, magnetic therapy is marketed as effective for reducing pain as well as having the potential … Read more

Ethical and Legal Implications of Autonomy

Within the healthcare system, it is important for healthcare professionals to maintain ethical standards, including those that govern respect for persons, a primary component of which is autonomy, and beneficence.   According to R.G. Rodriguez, Ph.D. (2009), autonomy is an element within the professional code of healthcare ethics that allows for a patient to govern … Read more

PBL WRTE-UP – A Gut Feeling 

PBL WRTE-UP – A Gut Feeling Introduction In this scenario a clinical scientist is researching potential oral rehydration treatments that can be used to treat conditions that cause extreme water loss, such as cholera. To understand how these potential treatments work, it is essential to look at how water, ions and solutes are transported within … Read more

The biopsychological model

“Engel’s original intent for development of the biopsychosocial model was to alleviate emphasis on “biomedicine” and to provide a more holistic approach to patients” (Tavakoli, 2009). Engel (Cited in Farre & Rapley, 2017) critiqued tradition biomedical approaches by expressing that the model only focuses physiological causes for disease and illness. The patients themselves are being … Read more

Exercise is Medicine – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

INTRODUCTION: Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is a global health initiative directed by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) that promotes the incorporation of physical activity by qualified health care professionals into treatment programmes for patients (Exercise is Medicine, 2019). It is widely acknowledged that physical exercise is crucially important for one’s optimal health and … Read more

Communication in Nursing / Heron’s Model

Communication is predominantly one of the most effective skills explored in nursing and is defined as ‘a transfer of information between a source and receiver,’ (Sheldon, 2009, cited by Dougherty and Lister, 2011, p.191). This simplistic level of communication is largely described through linear models such as Berlo’s expansion of Shannon and Weaver’s theory 1949, … Read more

A portfolio of teaching plans in medical education

A portfolio of teaching plans in medical education Medical education has evolved over the last few decades and “doctors must be prepared to teach and learn not only within their own profession but also across disciplines”(Peyton,1998). The Department of health initiative UMC ISS (undergraduate medical curriculum implementation support scheme) had a huge impact on medical … Read more

Effect of lentiviral-NAGLU injections with IV injections of enzyme on its own

Aims Mucopolysaccharide IIIB (Trudel et al., 2015) is a form of rare autosomal recessive inborn-error of metabolism called mucopolysaccharides (MPS) III, and is caused due to deficiency in N-acetyl-alpha-D-glucosaminidase one of the four enzymes needed to break down heparan sulphate, a type of glycosaminoglycan. The four types of MPSIII are caused due to mutations in … Read more

Treatments and therapies for depression

Abstract Depression is a mental illness which is “characterized by at least one major depressive episode” where the person experiences symptoms for at least two weeks. This form of mental illness has been around for many centuries and there have been several treatment therapies developed to help alleviate the patient’s symptoms. During the early nineteen … Read more

Prevention of β cell destruction in Diabetes using verapamil to decease TXNIP expression

Abstract Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a fast growing problem worldwide. It is a chronic metabolic disorder that continues to worsen over time. Current treatment focuses on lowering blood glucose levels but it does not prevent the progression of the disease. TXNIP has been identified as an important factor contributing to the β cell death associated … Read more

Quality and Safety in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Body Radiation Therapy

Quality and Safety in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Body Radiation Therapy Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been an effective modality for the treatment of benign and malignant cranial disease for over 50 years and both; stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) require specialized technology, meticulous procedures, and dedicated personnel (Solberg & Medin, 2010).  There … Read more

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine – ethics, values

According to the CDC (2016), Human papillomavirus (HPV) disease stands out as among the most common sexually transmitted diseases in both male and females. HPV infections are known by some symptoms including genital warts, however, more imperatively for urology specialists, cervical and penile carcinomas and intermittent genital condylomata in both genders. The frequency of HPV-related … Read more

Continued Folic Acid Supplementation Throughout Pregnancy

Continued Folic Acid Supplementation Throughout Pregnancy, May Cause Colorectal Cancer In The Future Abstract Folic acid supplementation during early pregnancy protects from spina bifida and avoids either a spontaneous miscarriage or a severe developmental defect causing early postnatal death, associated with spina bifida, microcephaly or anencephaly. However, Based on epidemiological data in both the U.S. … Read more

Annonaceae Family CGMA15 Extract Induces Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Death

Annonaceae Family CGMA15 Extract Induces Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Death via Apoptosis Through a Caspase-Independent Mechanism Abstract The ethanolic CGMA15 extract made from the seeds of a local South Florida plant from the Annonaceae family induces apoptosis in MDA-MB-231, a triple-negative breast cancer cell line. Through caspase inhibition, we were able to show that the … Read more

Career plan (School of Medicine)

Similar to many of my peers in this emphasis, my interest in the healthcare field arose because I ultimately care about the well-being of others, which is a significant part of my character. As social media has become more prominent in our society, we are increasingly aware of the issues that are presented in our … Read more

Doctors who question and teach us

Doctors who question and teach us. (1) The practice of medicine has changed in recent years as described by Atul Gawande. Briefly describe this change and what he proposes to do to make the practice of medicine work better. Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher (1) who talks how medicine has … Read more

The therapeutic goods administration

The therapeutic goods administration contributes to the safe use of medications in two ways. The first way is through regulating therapeutic goods. This is achieved by having systems in place that ensure manufacturers meet standards for producing goods, authorise supply, monitor products once they reach the market and take action if there are any defects … Read more

The role of the clinical mentor

University of Southampton Faculty of Health Sciences Facilitating Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings Level 6 Tutor ++++ Reflective Report 2061 Words 14th Nov 2016 REFLECTIVE JOURNAL Learning Outcome: 1 What? Identify one aspect relating to the learning outcome and briefly justify this choice The role of the clinical mentor encompasses various different aspects of … Read more

Gold Nanostructures for Cancer Treatment

With cancer currently one of the most fatal diseases in the world, it is important to develop effective methods of detection and treatment, which would allow for quick diagnosis and efficient treatment that is of little discomfort to patients. Gold nanostructures with near infrared absorption may be the most promising solution, due to their ability … Read more