Kidney Stone Psy Case Studies

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This essay will focus on a patient that presented to the emergency department with an acute onset of severe pain in the flank region, and then later was admitted for a procedure called “Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL)” ("Surgery for Kidney Stones," para. 4). The aim of this essay is to demonstrate how this client’s diagnosis was determined. I will also include the pathophysiology, client presentation, medical history, clinical examinations and findings, diagnostic tests that were performed, other possible diagnoses and finally my conclusion. Verbal consent was given by the client and he was assured that all the information I obtained from him would be kept confidential and his identity would not be compromised in anyway.
The client chosen for this
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