Paradoxical role of the immune system, Other Subject

1) Discuss the implications of stress on the CV system and cancer development.

2) Explain the paradoxical role of the immune system, including the inflammatory response, in tumor development and metastasis.

3) Imagine you are a pathologist.  What is the rationale behind immunostaining breast carcinoma or axial lymph node sections for endothelial markers like von Willebrand factor, and for receptors like the estrogen or progesterone receptors?  How might increases in all of these affect the carcinogenesis of the tumor?

4) Discuss the role of LDL in atherosclerotic plaque development.  Why is it thought to be "bad cholesterol?"  Contrast this with the role of HDL in plaque development.

5) Ellen, 79, is experiencing congestive heart failure and is currently in a long term care facility.  She is unable to care for her basic needs, although her mind is sharp and she is acutely aware of her surroundings.  She is unfamiliar with general medical terminology and certainly doesn't understand CHF.  All she knows is that she cannot breathe very well and has little stamina.  This causes her tremendous anxiety, as she has, until recently, led a very active life.  Having treated Ellen for several years, you know she previously struggled with her weight and was moderately to severely hypertensive.  Please explain to Ellen the pathophysiology of her CHF in light of her hypertension. (note: remember your audience here!)

6) Joe has recently experienced a variety of severe neurological deficits and was diagnosed with a malignant tumor which occupied much of what should be the third ventricle and significantly disrupted normal CSF flow through the brain.  The pathologist established that the brain tumor was a secondary tumor and further tests were done to determine the tissue of origin.  A detailed examination of Joe's medical history revealed that 5 years prior to the diagnosis of the brain tumor, he had a small tumor in his right lung that manifested itself by ectopically producing ACTH.  A) Hypothesize why this tumor showed up in the brain as opposed to another organ-be fairly general here, discussing general principles.  This portion should include a discussion of some the requirements for tissue invasion and metastasis.  B) Explain also what Joe's original tumor likely did to his physiology.

7) Discuss the role of higher brain functions like memory and learning on stress responses.

Posted Date: 2/25/2013 12:13:59 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Paradoxical role of the immune system, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Paradoxical role of the immune system, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Paradoxical role of the immune system Discussions

Write discussion on Paradoxical role of the immune system
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Question 1: a) Briefly describe Carol Gillighan's theory of Moral development. b) Explain the term 'autonomous morality' as put forward by Piaget and is usefulness in clas


PRODUCT MIX OF LG COMPZNY??

Overtaking - Maneuvers on Highways Overtaking is one of the most risky Maneuvers on Highways. The practice of overtaking maneuvers is to visualize in advance every detail of w

whenever dry nitrogen from a portable cylinder is used in service and installation practicing what, is of most importance in concidering safety

To: The General hospitals From: Salma Umme, 7717 hough ave, Cleveland, oh-44103 Date: March 7, 2012 Subject: Some issues that I feel is important in my Nursing Area Throughout

Question : (a) According to Marxism, how does capitalism lead to alienation? Illustrate your answer by using an example from a specific sector of the Mauritian economy. (b

Security key In early 2007, PayPal initiate an optional security key as an supplementary safety measure against fraud. A user account attached to a security key has a customize

Question: a) Name the two main types of vibration that could affect workers' health. What is the maximum Exposure Limit Value for hand-arm vibration that an employee may be

#qIf you have two candles on a boat but no source of fire. How will you lighten a candle if you are in the middle of the river? uestion..