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Hispanic Children Rarely Get Top Notch Care for Brain Tumors

BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- Hispanic children diagnosed with brain tumors get high-quality treatment at hospitals that specialize in neurosurgery far less often than other children with the same condition, potentially compromising their immediate prognosis and long-term survival, according to research from Johns Hopkins.

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia is a common nosocomial infection in the ICU accounting for 13% to 18% of all nosocomial infections. Critically ill patients supported by mechanical ventilation are especially vulnerable to ventilator-associated pneumonia, leading to increased mortality and morbidity.....

Natal Factors Causing Childhood Obesity

Infant or childhood obesity is a growing problem across the world today. The prevalence, causes, risks, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and psychology of childhood obesity is a hot topic in research (Phyllis et.al,2004).The gestational and infancy factors that influence the risk of overweight in childhood obesity include maternal lifestyle , infant feeding transitions, and environmental factors...

Learning to Live With Chronic Pain

The International Association for the study of pain defines pain as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual and potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage, or both"(Cole, 2002). Pain can be classified according to its...

The Growing Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by typical progressive cognitive deterioration with declining daily activities and neuropsychiatric symptoms. It is the most common type of dementia in USA. Alzheimer's disease currently affects over 4 million older adults in America, and these numbers are expected to double by the year...

Nurses Belief's About Family Presence and End of Life

One of the most difficult situations in nursing practice is that, despite the best efforts, some patients will die. The death may be due to the diseases like cancer and HIV or various other factors. The patients who have to die are called.....


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