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  • Glomerulonephritis Case Studies

    blood pressure is 190/110 which is extremely high but it’s a common symptom to see with hyperkalemia. The presence of sodium increases the blood volume because water follows salt. High blood volume requires blood vessels to exert a greater force which raises blood pressure. 3) Given the severity of this patient’s symptoms, what are the best treatment options? How would this treat her headaches, delirium, and edema? I would first make Susan take Amoxicillin to get rid of the excess bacteria in her body. Along with that, I would prescribe water soluble diuretics for her high blood pressure. The diuretic Furosemide prevents the accumulation of salt by blocking the salt in the medulla. As a result Susan will be frequently urinating to rid the body of the excess sodium which is possible because without the accumulation of salt there will be nothing the fluid will hold on to anymore. Similar to Furosemide, Thiazide and Loop diuretics also decrease blood pressure and edema by escalating the amount of fluid and salt excreted in urine. 4) What is the likely prognosis for this patient? Will she be required to make any long-term dietary or lifestyle changes? Typically, individuals recover from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis within a couple of weeks. Depending on how damaged Susan’s kidney are as a result it could take anywhere from a couple weeks or even a couple of years to recover. Long term effects are rare. Nevertheless chronic kidney disease and failure is seen in a…

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  • Loop Diuretic Research Paper

    Thiazide Diuretics are very similar to loop diuretics in that they both get rid of sodium, chloride, potassium and water. Thiazide diuretics work at the proximal part of the distal convoluted tubule. Thiazides have the ability to increase uric acid plasma and glucose plasma levels. The only big difference between thiazide diuretics and loop diuretics is that the amount of diuresis make by thiazides are very low compared to the biggest amount of diuresis created with loop diuretics. Sulfonamide…

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  • Heart Failure (HF): A Complex And Congestive Heart Failure

    safe and effective for HF patients who are able to participate to improve functional status. Cardiac rehabilitation has shown to reduce mortality, reduces hospitalizations, improves functional capacity, and improve Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL).1 Pharmacologic agents include that provide relief of symptoms only (i.e., diuretics) and those that also modify the course of the disease.3 Diuretics provide rapid relief of dyspnea and fluid retention.3 Diuretics inhibit the reabsorption of…

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  • Effect Of Hypertension On Blood Pressure

    medications to help with Hyeprtension management. These include: Diuretics, ACE Inhibitors, Vasodilators, Alpha Blockers, Alpha – 2 Receptor Antagonists, Angiotension II Receptor Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Central Agonists, and Peripheral Adrenergic Inhibitors. Some of these medications work together with other medications in order to lower blood pressure and others are able to be used by themselves in order to manage it. Alpha – 2 Receptor Antagonists and Peripheral Adrenergic…

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  • Furosemide Research Paper

    Furosemide is a medication known as a loop diuretic (Allen, 2013). A diuretic is a medication which increases the amount of urine that passes out from the kidneys and they are often referred to as water tablets. It works by eliminating water and salt from the body through urination. In the kidneys, salt and water are filtered out of the blood and into the tubules of the kidney to the Glomerulus (Waugh and Grant, 2014), making the filtered fluid into urine (Omudhome, 2014). The sodium, chloride…

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  • Hypertension Research Paper

    organs and tissues. This puts a strain on the artery walls due to the increased blood volume, which in turn increases blood pressure. Some patients are predisposed to high blood pressure because of their family history and genes. In this case medications may be necessary. According to Hypertension and Stroke, Thiazide diuretics are the most commonly used and aid in reducing blood pressure by “increasing the removal of sodium and fluid from the blood into the urine by the kidneys. The book…

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  • Essay On Congestive Heart Failure

    and BNP. High levels of BNP indicate high cardiac filling pressure which if the key factor in diagnosing HF. Physicians may also want patients to cardiac stress testing or cardiac catheterization to determine if the cause is related to coronary artery disease or cardiac ischemia (Hinkle and Cheever, 2015). Medications Medications Therapeutic Effects Generic/Brand Names Diuretics To help rid the body of excess extracellular fluid and increase urine production (Hinkle and Cheever, 2015).…

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  • Understanding Heart Failure

    Heart failure There are many ways to treat people diagnosed with heart failure: diuretics, nitrates, and change of diet. These treatments have been effective but it is important to explore other options. Many of these treatments achieve a relief in symptoms on patients with heart failures but what if we can treat these patients with fewer side effects or increase their survival rate? Understanding Heart Failure Before exploring some of the latest research it is important to understand what…

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  • End Of Semester Reflection

    cleft. Two drug classes that can treat these are SSRI’s and SNRI’s. SSRI’s work with serotonin while SNRI’s work with norepinephrine as well as serotonin. The way these drugs work is they prevent the reuptake of their respective neurotransmitters. This allows for downregulation of their receptors and increased signaling. This increased signaling is what treats the depression and enhances the mood. In my Cardiology course, I learned all about what diuretics are, what they do, and how they do it.…

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  • Mr Logan Case

    There are also some concerns to consider with Coversyl administration when the kidneys have been proven dysfunctional with high creatinine and urea levels in blood. The contra-indications with Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors illustrate that patients with renal failure could progress to a severe stage sooner under administration of the drug (MIMs Online 2015). Hyperkalaemia is also at risk with the combined use of Coversyl, Frusemide (Loop Diuretic), and Spironolactone (Potassium…

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