As a nurse, one common infection you will encounter with patients is bound to be urinary tract infection (UTI). Studies suggest that upwards of 40% to 50% of all women will contract UTI at some point in their lives and that over 8 million people visit a healthcare provider each year for UTI. Understanding its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment can help you provide even better care to your patients who may develop one.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

People suffering from multiple sclerosis have a variety of symptoms that they experience.  As a nurse, it's important to understand these symptoms and how we can help these individuals.  Jessica from ViveHealth.com put together this great article about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of MS.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

An omphalocele is a birth defect in which the abdominal organs are outside of the baby's body in a transparent sac.  This defect occurs in utero during the first trimester of pregnancy. What do we do to treat this condition? How do we care for these patients?

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Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which the bones of the skull prematurely fuse.  This causes skull to develop an abnormal shape and can cause cognitive issues if severe enough.  Interventions include either endoscopic or open surgery. Why would you choose one over the other?

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Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological condition in which patients have no voluntary muscle movement with exception of their eyes. Patients are awake and conscious, but do not have the ability to move (with exception of moving their eyes) including swallowing, speaking, or any active range of motion. 

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