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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 STLCC Diseases of Body Systems *Digestive Diseases of Digestive Tract  I. Bacterial Diseases of GI Tract A. Dental Caries (Cavities) 1. Bacteria accumulate on teeth surface and hydrolyze sucrose to glucose and fructose 2. Glucose is used to produce “sticky” dextran 3. 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 Tract A. Streptococcal pharyngitis (Strep throat) 1. Steptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci, GAS) a. Also responsible for skin and soft tissue infections 1) Impetigo, acute bacterial endocarditis b. 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 Notes Overview of Animal Viruses I. Viruses A. Obligate intracellular parasites of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, plant, and animals B. Very small; not visible with light microscope 1. Influenza virus = 100nm or .1um 2. Streptococcus = 1000nm or 1um 3. E. coli = 2um long 4. Yeast and RBC = 7-8um 5. Macrophage = 21um C. more...

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Mechanisms of Disease – Microbiology Online Lecture

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

Microbiology Principles of Disease   I. Pathology – study of disease A. Etiology – cause of disease B. Pathogenesis – how disease develops C. Infection – invasion of the body by pathogen D. Disease – the structural and functional changes infection causes on the body E. Virulence – degree of pathogenicity F. True pathogen – more...

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