This is where I am going to comment on all the research I find on my trip to the library on Friday the 24th. We will meet at the library. Here are the topics I am looking for: Causes, Symptoms, Statistics, Cure, Remedies and Research.
kathy black
2/24/2012 13:52:10

These are the topics Ms. Donegan wants in our disease reports:
A basic description of the disease
Information on the background and history of the disease
The symptoms of the disease; how a person knows they have it
Any tests a health care provider would run to help diagnose the disease
How the disease affects the body
Cures or treatments for the disease
Current research to find a cure or better treatment for the disease
The age one normally gets this disease and how they get it
How a person's daily life is affected by the disease
Information on the cost of having the disease, such as for treatment, medications, hospitalization, etc.

kathy black
2/24/2012 13:55:02

These are the questions we are supposed to answer on Ms. Donegan's blog:
Please comment to his Blog post to verify you attending the Library Research Day on Friday, Feb. 24th.

Tell me . . . number your responses . . . Thank you!!

What one research tool/resource did you like the best?
Did you get three resources and document them in YOUR Blog, with correct format??
Did you find a source for statistical data on the disease? We will use the data later in Excel to create a chart

kathy black
2/24/2012 14:06:05
Here is an article about Raynaud's from EBSCOhost.

Modern Language Assoc.)Works CitedLehman, Thomas J. A. Parent's Guide To Rheumatic Diseases In Children. Oxford University Press, 2008. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 24 Feb. 2012.

kathy black
2/24/2012 14:09:38

"Since most young women with Raynaud’s phenomenon are healthy, it is
important to recognize children in whom Raynaud’s is a warning of an underlying
condition. Every child with Raynaud’s should have routine testing done, but
boys with Raynaud’s are at greater risk of underlying disease than girls, and children
less than twelve years of age are at greater risk than older children. Tall, thin
girls with a family history of Raynaud’s disease tend to have fewer problems
with underlying disease than those without a family history."
This is important infomation for parents of children with Raynaud's.

kathy black
2/24/2012 14:10:50

There were no articles about Raynaud's in CQ researcher.

2/24/2012 14:19:09

This is the closest to statists I can find about Raynaud's"
People of all ages can have Raynaud’s phenomenon. Raynaud’s phenomenon may run in families, but more research is needed.

The primary form is the most common. It most often starts between age 15 and 25. It is most common in:

People living in cold places.
The secondary form tends to start after age 35 to 40. It is most common in people with connective tissue diseases, such as scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, and lupus. Other possible causes include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects nerves in the wrists
Blood vessel disease
Some medicines used to treat high blood pressure, migraines, or cancer
Some over-the-counter cold medicines
Some narcotics.
People with certain jobs may be more likely to get the secondary form:

Workers who are around certain chemicals
People who use tools that vibrate, such as a jackhammer

Kathy Black
2/24/2012 14:27:20

Here is an article about statistics of Raynaud's syndrome.
"Raynaud's phenomenon was first described as "a condition, a local syncope [loss of blood circulation], where persons see one or more fingers becoming white and cold all at once".1 In 1 to 3% of the cases, these blanching attacks become progressively more severe over the years, leading to blue and cold fingers; even though the skin may become atrophic, ulcerated, or gangrenous. "Primary" Raynaud's phenomenon, originally described by Dr. Maurice Raynaud, occurs spontaneously in less than 15% of the general population.2 The ratio of female to male patients is five to one."

DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 83-110
Hines EA, Christensen NA: Raynaud's disease among men. ... Table I-1. Differential Diagnosis-Raynaud's Phenomenon. Primary: Raynaud's Disease


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