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Medical Case Studies
Case studies of treatment plans for six patients.
# 120633 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper covers 6 separate case studies. The paper provides the laboratory data, vital signs and medical history of the patients, and offers a diagnosis, treatment plans and a look at goals for the patient.

From the Paper:

"There are three types of primary osteoporosis:
1) Idiopathic osteoporosis, which is an uncommon form which only occurs in children and young adults, both male and female, who have normal gonadal function (The Merck, 2006).
2) Type I osteoporosis (postmenopausal osteoporosis) - occurs between the ages of 51 and 75, and is six times more prevalent in women than in men, but occurs in men after castration or with low levels of serum testosterone, and is directly related to gonadal function. Estrogen loss leads to elevated levels in the serum of interleukin-6 and possibly other cytokines which are believed to lead to increased recruitment and responsiveness of osteoblast precursors in trabecular (cancellous) bone, resulting in increased bine resorption. Type 1 osteoporosis is largely responsible for the fractures in which trabecular bone is predominant, e.g. vertebral crush fractures and Colles fractures of the distal radius.3) Type II involutional or senile osteoporosis is associated with normal aging, and a gradual decline in the number and activity of osteoblast. It typically occurs after age 60, and is twice as common in females than in males. It affects trabecular and cortical bone, resulting in fractures of the femoral neck, vertebrae, proximal humerus, proximal tibia, and pelvis. It may be due to reduce vitamin D synthesis or resistance to vitamin D. Types I and II occur together in females."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • King, R. (2005). Osteomyelitis. Retrieved Apr. 29, 2006 from
  • Life Extension. (2006). Metformin dosage. Retrieved Apr. 29, 2006 from
  • Medline Plus. (2004). Osteoporosis. Retrieved Apr. 29, 2006 from
  • Pneumonia. Retrieved Apr. 29, 2006 from
  • Pyelonephritis. (2006). Retrieved Apr. 29, 2006 from

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