Welcome to the Learning Commons, a virtual social networking hub for EDUCAUSE 2009 Online.
During the online conference, a first for EDUCAUSE and many attendees, more than 240 campus teams and individuals logged in to hear "The Best Thinking in Higher Ed IT," through streamed sessions from the EDUCAUSE 2009 Conference in Denver, Colo., and online-only content delivered through Adobe Connect.
Virtual participants dove into the Twitter stream, adding updates from online-only sessions such as Brad Wheeler's opening keynote on collaboration or adding their voices to the rising chorus from Denver. They shared links and resources through chat in Adobe Connect, interacted with colleagues using a live chatroom inside this Ning Learning Commons, and weighed in through real time polls. Using games like "Fridge Magnets," a Yahoo location map, and directed discussion questions, attendees had the opportunity to build content together and reflect "out loud" about the program content.
In addition, teams used a virtual "Team Facilitator Kit" developed by the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Committee to stimulate local dialogue around the content, with many organizing inter-departmental events around the virtual program. Campuses can continue to use the kit throughout the year to deepen participation in other EDUCAUSE online events.
If you were unable to attend this year, missed something, or want to revisit resources from the event, please click the "Session Proceedings" tab for more information.
And save the date! Be sure to join us for the 2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, October 12–15, for more of the best thinking in higher education IT.
Despite of the fact that cholesterol is necessary for human beings, elevated levels of it in blood have been connected to damage cardiovascular system. Many believe that there are much more important factors to worry about than high cholesterol in blood, then there is also the concern that various cholesterol medications can cause health problems. With that said statistics show that the use of statins within the last 20 years has decreased the rate of death from heart attacks, however, whether it was successful at decreasing heart attacks themselves still not clear.
Cholesterol exists in dietary sources that have connections with animals, like meats, cheese eggs, milk etc. breastmilk contains cholesterol as well. Plant sources do not contain cholesterol, or at least not significant amount of cholesterol can be found in them. The general plan for cholesterol reduction includes dietary and lifestyle changes and likely medication is the former means don't bring the preferable results. It is strongly recommended to use exercise and healthy diet as primary means for reducing cholesterol levels, not only such changes reduce cholesterol, they also benefit the cardiovascular health in many ways, some of which are statistically apparent, however, are not yet scientifically explained. Additionally, the concerns about cholesterol medication are another reason to use these methods as primary plan for reducing cholesterol levels and triglycerides levels.
Testing of cholesterol levels is performed by lipid profile, which is basically a test or blood sample, which is performed after 12 hour fasting. This test is recommended to pass for everybody over 19 years old. The test results return LDL, HDL, Triglycerides & total cholesterol levels. Depending on the lipid profile practitioner makes a decision whether a treatment is necessary, and if so, provides necessary instructions and prescribes…Continue
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a hereditary disorder or condition that is often passed down from parent to child with a 50% chance of a child inheriting it. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. This kind of cardiomyopathy disease results when a portion of the heart muscle is thickened or replicated to cause the cells to increase which is what results in the thickening of the muscle. HCM is sometimes referred to as HCM and is classified under the ICD-10I42.1–I42.2 and ICD-9425.4.
It is also commonly found in at least 0.5% of all races, particularly in children and young people under the age of 16.The symptoms of HCM can vary from shortness of breath to fatigue and constant chest pains. Congestive heart failure is sometimes a common symptom as well. When these symptoms occur repeatedly, they can also result in fainting attacks and feeling lethargy or tired. Although most people who are diagnosed with the condition can be treated and live longer, there are a few instances that can result in sudden death.
How Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy occurs
HCM disorder is often categorized into obstructive and unobstructive types. Unobstructive HCM was first noticed in Asian descent and obstructive HCM is more common in most races. The disease can sometimes be can be separated into obstructive and unobstructive types. The obstruction HCM takes place due to the obstruction of blood flow through the LV outflow tract. Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can also be described as a dynamic pressure gradient that occurs across the LV outflow tract. In simple terms, obstructive HCM is caused when the muscles of the heart on the left side are enlarged and block blood flow.
Treating Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
When a patient is diagnosed with HCM, there are several ways that the disease can be treated. Since it is usually found more deadly among young people below the age of 16, it is often better to be…Continue
Cardiogenic shock occurs when the heart muscles are weakened instantly and the heart is unable to pump blood into the various parts of the body. It is classified as ICD-10R57.0 and ICD-9785.51 under ICD medical codes. In most cases, cardiogenic shock is the result of inadequate blood and oxygen reaching the vital organs of the body such as the brain and the kidney. This shock can lead to a drop in blood pressure as well as the potential of death.
Cardiogenic shock is a type of cardiomyopathy and is dangerous when it occurs as a medical emergency which can would lead to death of patient if they are not attended to promptly. Cardiomyopathy is a general term used to refer to a series of heart muscle disorder conditions and diseases. The word, Cardio - that are a result of some muscles of the heart. Cardio – refers to the heart, Myo refers to the muscle and Pathy is a medical term that refers to disease. Thus cardiomyopathy means heart muscle disease.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
A person may experience cardiogenic shock when there is inadequate amount of blood and oxygen that does not reach the body's organs. If shock lasts for more than a few minutes, the shortage of oxygen begins to harm the body’s organs. If shock is not treated immediately, it can lead to irreversible organ damage or death.
There are many different symptoms that occur when a person has experienced cardiogenic shock such as anxiety, restlessness, a weak pulse, hypotension, mottled skin because of hypo perfusion of the skin, low urine output and rapid respirations (hyperventilation). There are other symptoms that occur as well that include more advanced symptoms such as absent pulse and pulmonary edema which is when fluid is backed up in the lunges because the heart pumping is insufficient.
A cardiologist or GP can perform a diagnosis test to determine what extent the cardiogenic shock is at. If the reason behind the shock…Continue