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Flashcards in The Challanged Patient Deck (13):
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Colostomy

A surgical diversion of the large intestine through an opening in the skin where the fecal matter is collected in a pouch; may be temporary or permanent.

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Conductive Deafness

Deafness caused when there is a blocking of the transmission of the sound waves through the external ear canal to the middle or inner ear

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Diabetic Reinopathy

Slow loss of vision as a result of damage done by diabetes

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Enucleation

Removal of the eyeball after trauma or illness

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Glaucoma

Group of eye diseases that results in increased intraocular pressure on the optic nerve; if left untreated, it can lead to blindness

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Labyrinthitis

Inner ear infection that causes vertigo, nausea, and unsteady gait

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Mucoviscidosis

Cystic fibrosis, so called because of the abnormally viscous mucous secretions associated with the disease

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Neutropenia

A condition that results from an abnormally low neutophil count in the blood

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Otitis media

Middle ear infection

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Presbycusis

Progressive hearing loss that occurs with aging.

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Sensorineural deafness

Deafness caused by the inability of nerve impulses to reach the auditory center of the brain because of nerve damage either to the inner ear or to the brain

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Aphasia

Abscence or impairment of the ability to communicate through speaking, writing, or signing as a result of brain dysfunction.

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Causes of visual impairment

Injury
Disease
Congenital conditions
Infection
Degeneration of the retina, optic nerve, or nerve pathways