International Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy

Multiprofessional treatment and approach in patients

Review Article of International Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy Multiprofessional treatment and approach in patients Lucena, L.C.C.L1; Queiroz, R.C.S1; Lucena Neto, I.G2 1Acadêmicas do 6º Período do Curso de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/Campus Acadêmico do Agreste / Núcleo de Ciências da Vida – UFPE/CAA/NCV. 2Neurologista do Hospital Mestre Vitalino em Caruaru-PE. Introduction: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease that affects motor neurons in a progressive and generalized way, with an incidence ranging from 0.3 to 3.6: 100.000 people per year. Objective: To analyze the importance of multiprofessional care for patients with ALS. Methodology: Literature Review through the Pubmed and Uptodate databases with the descriptors “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” and “multidisciplinary”. Results and Discussion: ALS is the most common motor neuron disease in the world, with weakness, spasticity, hyperreflexia, muscular atrophy and fasciculations. It is very much associated with depression, cognitive, behavioral and mood disorders, causing social and economic problems for patients and their families. Its prognosis is bleak, with death after about two to three years of diagnosis. Riluzole is a safe and effective drug for the management of ALS, capable of prolonging survival in about six months. In May 2017 the use of Edaravone for the treatment of ALS was approved, so the current therapeutic recommendation is the use of this as an adjunct to Riluzole. According to a 2017 review of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, more important than drug therapy itself in ALS, is the multiprofessional approach. Currently there is evidence of the importance of the role of neurologist, gastroenterologist, palliative care specialist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, nutritionist, nurse, psychologist and social worker in the treatment of ALS - each professional with different skills, knowledge and experience must act together to provide the best possible care for patients in this situation and their ...

The nurse’s importance in the aid to a congenital condition of cardiopathy

Review Article of International Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy The nurse’s importance in the aid to a congenital condition of cardiopathy Silva, L. B. H. ¹; Silva do O, A. ²; Silva, B. L. S. ³; Teixeira, C. L. B. 4; Medeiros, J. P. ⁵ 1,2,3 e 4Estudantes do curso de Enfermagem – UFPE; 5 Professora Adjunto IV do Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia – UFPE. Introduction: Cardiopathy is a chronic disease that affects the heart structure, preventing or disturbing its healthy operation. The congenital status of this disease affects by consequence the fetus’ growth and maturation which in serious cases harms the child’s development. It is in this moment that the professional role of nursing is crucial by the constant aid, both to the patient and its family. Objective: Emphasizing the nurse’s importance in the aid to a congenital condition of cardiopathy. Methodology: A search was carried out in the SCIELLO virtual library and in the LILACS database, using the descriptors “Congenital Cardiopathy”, “Nursing”, “Children Affected by Heart Diseases”, “Risk Factors”. Were separated 25 articles dated between 2011 and 2016. With the complete text and in Portuguese language, totaling 8. After reading the articles, 5 studies provided the information of this summary. Results and Discussion: In context where the congenital cardiopathy highlights and causes issues since the child first years of life, the nurse comes as the principal aid parts to the family. This starts during the pregnancy by raising awareness of the the risk factors and it extends to the everyday care with the patient. Children that presents cardiovascular diseases exhibit a frequent need for nursing diagnostic. Besides the professional and flexible aid from all in this area, pediatrics count with this flexibility to interact and caring for patients. Conclusion: We can conclude that the professional nurse figure ...

The Adverse Effects Of Prolonged Use Of Corticosteroids And (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) Nsaids In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Review Article of International Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy The Adverse Effects Of Prolonged Use Of Corticosteroids And (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) Nsaids In Rheumatoid Arthritis Silva N. R. G.¹, Silva A. P. C.², Lins E. N. P.³, Briano G.L4, Lucena T.M5, Júnior W.L.B6 1Estudante do Curso de Ciências Biológicas Bacharelado-com Ênfase em Ambientais da UFPE. 2,3,4,5Estudante do Curso de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; 6Mestre em Ciências, Docente da UFPE. Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease whose main symptom is inflammation of the joints. The main drugs given to fight this disease are corticosteroids that have anti-inflammatory action and (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) NSAIDs. While drugs are extremely useful in the treatment of this disease, corticosteroids have a list of side effects if used too much and for long time. Objective: emphasize the adverse effects of prolonged use of corticosteroids and (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) NSAIDs in rheumatoid arthritis. Methodology: This study deals with a literature review performed in databases the SciELO and Pubmed, using combinations of descriptors “Rheumatoid Arthritis”, “Corticosteroids”, “Consequences”. 101 articles were found, from which 6 were selected the reading of the respective digests. Results and Discussion: The studies and research already carried out on this subject have shown that 20-40% of patients, adults or elderly, who use (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) NSAIDs at risk of having gastric ulcer, as well as 42% of users have likely increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Their prolonged use may also increase in 5-6 mmHg the average pressure in patients with hypertension..Hospitalization is more frequent in patients who ingest steroids, being admitted with sepsis 0.05% compared with 0.02% of those who did not. As to thrombus formation, the rate of hospitalization was 0.14% versus 0.09% and fractures was 0.51% versus 0.39%. In the face of variables involving rheumatoid arthritis, NSAIDs and ...

Systematization of Patient Assistance With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Research Article of International Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy Systematization of Patient Assistance With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Albuquerque, S.A1; Santos, C.R.N2; Albuquerque, L.A³; Santos, D.T.S4; Lira, M.C.C5; Gouveia, V.A6 1,2,3,4Nursing Course Students of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-UFPE. Centro Acadêmico de Vitória de Santo Antão. 5Nurse and Doctor in Pharmaceutical Sciences of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-UFPE. 6Nurse, Professor at Nursing Course of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco-UFPE e Doctor in Therapeutic Innovation and Professor at Nursing Course of UFPE. Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is an immunological disease wich affects the Central Nervous System leading to the progressive destruction of a part of the structure of the nerves and interfering in the conduction of the signal of nervous stimulation. Objective: Identify Nursing diagnoses present in a Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis patient. Methods: It is a descriptive study of the clinical case report type carried out from June to July 2016. Data collection was performed using physical examination and medical records. Results: R.M.S. 44 years old, was admitted to a university hospital in Recife-PE referring to symmetric and ascending numbness in the lower limbs in a continuous and progressive way, imbalance, difficulty in walking, constipation, retention and urinary urgency, besides erectile dysfunction. Imaging examinations revealed neuroimaging suggestive of demyelinating lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hypertensive foci in the T2 region in supratentorial (predominantly colosal), medullary and left hemipons compartments, some of which presented contrast uptake. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was collected through lumbar puncture with negative results for toxoplasmosis, schistosomiasis, cytomegalovirus, HIV and HTLV 1 and 2 serologies. Nursing diagnoses identified: Impairment of physical mobility related to muscular paresis and imbalance; Risk for injuries related to impaired sensory and motor capacity; Impaired urinary and intestinal elimination related to a dysfunction of the nervous system; Speech and swallowing impaired by glossopharyngeal nerve involvement. The Nursing practices ...

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