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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 4 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 24, 2012 | 8:03 am | 0 Comment

Certain factors may increase the risk of developing an arrhythmia, including Coronary Artery Disease, previous heart surgeries, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, obesity, etc.  Narrowed arteries, heart attack, abnormal valves, and other physical heart damage are risk factors for almost every kind of cardiac arrhythmia. High blood pressure increases the risk of more...

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Digestive Diseases – Microbiology Lecture Online

By at December 8, 2012 | 6:10 am | 0 Comment

Microbiology STLCCDiseases of Body Systems *DigestiveDiseases of Digestive Tract I. Bacterial Diseases of GI TractA. Dental Caries (Cavities)1. Bacteria accumulate on teeth surface and hydrolyze sucrose to glucose and fructose2. Glucose is used to produce “sticky” dextran3. Dental plaque is bacteria (400 species, 100’s of cells more...

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Respiratory Diseases – Microbiology STLCC Lecture Online

By at December 7, 2012 | 6:13 pm | 2 Comments

Diseases of the Respiratory System Microbiology STLCC Lecture Online I. Bacterial Disease Respiratory TractA. Streptococcal pharyngitis (Strep throat)1. Steptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci, GAS)a. Also responsible for skin and soft tissue infections1) Impetigo, acute bacterial endocarditisb. GAS are resistant to more...

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Animal Viruses – Microbiology Online Lecture

By at December 1, 2012 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Microbiology Online NotesOverview of Animal VirusesI. VirusesA. Obligate intracellular parasites of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, plant, and animalsB. Very small; not visible with light microscope1. Influenza virus = 100nm or .1um2. Streptococcus = 1000nm or 1um3. E. coli = 2um long4. Yeast and RBC = 7-8um5. Macrophage = 21umC. more...

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Mechanisms of Disease – Microbiology Online Lecture

By at November 29, 2012 | 3:49 pm | 2 Comments

MicrobiologyPrinciples of Disease I. Pathology – study of diseaseA. Etiology – cause of diseaseB. Pathogenesis – how disease developsC. Infection – invasion of the body by pathogenD. Disease – the structural and functional changes infection causes on the bodyE. Virulence – degree of pathogenicityF. True pathogen – more...

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