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Stress-An Inseparable Entity in Nursing Practice

Nursing practice always deals with life threatening medical conditions that calls for maximum individual attention. Nursing practice is hence, stressful. Recently the term burnout has found a common place in nursing practice (Ricou et.al, 2012). Burnout is a condition, where, a nurse experiences chronic fatigue, exhaustion, tiredness, anger...

A Review on Electrical Inhomogeneity and Cardiac Dysfunctions

The mechanical functioning of the human heart depends on the normal electrical function of the cardiac muscles (Bordachar et.al, 2012). This electrical activity is a sequence of ionic events from specific pacemaker regions of the heart and subsequent propagation of this activity through the ventricles. A normal unidirectional homogenous propagation of excitation through the myocardium generates normal cardiac rhythms and subsequent normal cardiac functions. Thus, changes in the characteristics or the functions of these myocardial ionic....

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has been attributed to horizontal transfer of genes and unlinked point mutations in the pathogen genome. There are four main mechanisms by which bacteria exhibit resistance to antimicrobials; drug inactivation or modification, alteration of target site, alteration of metabolic pathway and reduced drug accumulation.

Cervical Cancer Update

Cervical cancer is the cancer of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Although the exact cause of cervical cancer has not been elucidated, the role of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in the oncogenesis has been established. Multiple sexual partnerships, sexual activity before eighteen years of age and infection with sexually transmitted pathogens enhance the risk of cervical cancer by increasing the chance of HPV infection. A compromised immune system and smoking are known risk factors (Netzer et.al, 2013)....


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