' Infectious Diseases '

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 21 Mar, 2012 At 11:37 AM | Kategori: Infectious Diseases

An infection is suspected any time a hospitalized patient develops a fever that cannot be explained by the underlying illness. Some patients, especially the elderly, may not develop a fever. In these patients, the first signs of infection may be rapid breathing or mental confusion.Diagnosis of a hospital-acquired infection is determined by: • evaluation of […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 21 Mar, 2012 At 11:06 AM | Kategori: Infectious Diseases

Side effects Aldesleukin Aldesleukin may cause serious side effects. It is ordinarily given only in a hospital, where medical professionals can watch for early signs of problems. Medical tests may be performed to check for unwanted side effects. In general, anyone who has breathing problems, fever or chills while being given aldesleukin should consult their […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 21 Mar, 2012 At 11:03 AM | Kategori: Infectious Diseases

Immunologic therapies Definition Immunologic therapy is an approach to the treatment of disease that uses medicines for stimulating the body’s natural immune response. Purpose Immunologic therapy is used to improve the immune system’s natural ability to fight such diseases as cancer, hepatitis, and AIDS. These drugs may also be used to help the body recover […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 21 Mar, 2012 At 10:43 AM | Kategori: Infectious Diseases

Immunoassay tests Definition Immunoassays are chemical tests used to detect or quantify a specific substance, the analyte, in a blood or body fluid sample, using an immunological reaction. Immunoassays are highly sensitive and specific. Their high specificity results from the use of antibodies and purified antigens as reagents. An antibody is a protein (immunoglobulin) produced […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 21 Mar, 2012 At 10:15 AM | Kategori: Infectious Diseases

A hospital-acquired infection, also called a nosocomial infection, is an infection that first appears between 48 hours and four days after a patient is admitted to a hospital or other health-care facility. Description About 5 – 10% of patients admitted to acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities in the United States develop a hospital-acquired, […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 21 Mar, 2012 At 10:26 AM | Kategori: Infectious Diseases

An antibiotic prophylaxis is a measure taken to maintain health and prevent the spread of disease. Antibiotic prophylaxis is the focus of this article and refers to the use of antibiotics to prevent infections. Antibiotics are well known for their ability to treat infections. But some antibiotics also are prescribed to prevent infections. This usually […]

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