Health tips for patients with meningitis

Meningococcal disease (meningitis) is a serious infectious illness caused by a bacterium called “meningococcus”, which is transmitted through pharyngeal and nasal secretions.

Meningitis a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Health tips to avoid being infected by Zika virus

Currently, Zika virus mainly affects some countries in Latin America. In order to avoid the risk of being infected, therefore, we advise travellers not to visit those countries during pregnancy. As there is still no vaccine to prevent the virus, prevention measures are fundamental to avoiding infection.

Virus del Zika a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Health tips to prevent infections in infants with a primary immunodeficiency

Infants with a primary immunodeficiency (PI) are more susceptible to recurring, lingering, serious and uncommon infections. For this reason, you need to take into account the precautions required to prevent them.

Immunodeficiència primària a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Daily health tips for children with pulmonary hypertension

Once pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been diagnosed, pharmacological treatment should begin and the infant’s habits should be changed. Consistency in both elements is required to keep the illness under control.

Hipertensió pulmonar a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Health tips on caring for patients with ampullary epidermolysis

Ampullary epidermolysis is a group of genetic disorders that may present themselves in various ways, from milder forms to more severe ones: affecting the skin and mucous membranes, involving the formation of blisters and vesicles after the slightest trauma. They can also affect other organs, in different ways.

Epidermòlisi ampul·lar a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Health tips to prevent diphtheria

The most effective way of avoiding the illness is vaccination. The diphtheria vaccination is highly effective and is administered as part of the Systematic Immunisation Programme in Catalonia (Programa de vacunacions sistemàtiques).

Prevenció de la diftèria a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Health tips on caring for patients with Asperger’s syndrome

Patients with Asperger’s syndrome need a stable and predictable environment that can be easily adapted. It is key to their well-being to establish routines according to their interests, organise their time, avoid inactivity or over intense activity as well as sudden changes. Although the syndrome has no cure, appropriate treatment and involving family members can improve the quality of life of patients.

Síndrome d'Asperger a Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (AIJ)

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic disease characterised by persistent inflammation of the joints that begins before the age of 16.

Artritis idiopàtica juvenil
Authorship: Mireia Lopez Corbeto
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Hereditary angioedema

Hereditary angioedema is a rare genetic disease that affects approximately one in 50,000 people. It is usually an inherited disorder and is characterised by the accumulation of fluids outside the blood vessels, causing swelling of the face, hands, feet, extremities, genitals, gastrointestinal tract or the upper respiratory tract. Because it is a low-prevalence disease with symptoms similar to those of other diseases and is therefore difficult to diagnose, it is important for there to be reference centres so that suspected and diagnosed cases can be centralised.

Angioedema hereditari
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection is defined as the presence of invasive bacteria in the urinary system, together with signs of inflammation, such as high temperature and local pain.

Urinary tract infections may be located in the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra), or the upper urinary system, affecting one or both kidneys. A kidney infection is also known as pyelonephritis. 

 

 

infecció d'orina Vall d'Hebron
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Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
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