Hyperkalemia

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  • Pros And Cons Of Cyclophosphamide

    • The mechanism of action of cyclophosphamide is an alkylating agent that causes cross-linkage of DNA strands, thereby blocking synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein. Has pronounced antineoplastic effects and immunosuppressive activity. EFFECTS?? • The Pharmacodynamics of the cyclophosphamide includes the absorption from the GI tack. The drug is widely distributed going to the brain, and breast milk. Should be careful while taking cyclophosphamide because it does cross the placenta. The drug…

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  • Nursing Case Study Hypertension

    Key Issues of Concern This is Mrs. H, a 70-year-old African American female presented to the clinic with complex health problems. Some of her problems include: hypertension, heart failure. Patient has genetic predisposition to some diseases like DM2, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. This could be a contributing factor to her health problems. She has diabetes with an A1c of 8.5, this indicates that her diabetes is not within the normal range of less than 7% (National Guideline Clearinghouse,…

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  • Anticholinergic Case Studies

    1-A nurse is caring for a client prescribed a medication that has anticholinergic effects. What are anticholinergic effects and what nursing interventions should be taken for this client? Anticholinergic drugs are used when the level of neurotransmitter acetylcholine is low in the body. It primarily used to treat extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) induced by antipsychotic in the treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia. Anticholinergic is used to treat client with Asthma, incontinence,…

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  • A Study On Furosemide

    1. Furosemide (Loop-diuretics) Indication: Furosemide is a loop-diuretic that is indicated for use when treating Hypertension, Hyperkalemia, and edema that is from kidney failure, congestive heart failure, or liver cirrhosis. MOA: Its mechanism of action is to interfere with the chloride-binding cotransport system and inhibits the reabsorption of chloride and sodium ions at the distal and proximal tubules, and the loop of Henle. This leads to the pharmocological effects of enhancing the…

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  • Role Of Trauma In Critical Care

    1. Damage control principles in critical care The role of Intensive care unit in the poly-trauma context encompasses patient management and organ support; in other words, on-going physiology resuscitation. The goals of critical care are recognition and treatment of complications which ensue as a result of primary injuries (1st hit) as well as prevention, identification and management of iatrogenic injury (2nd hit). Permissive hypotension, hemostatic resuscitation and damage control surgery…

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  • Ulcerative Colitis Case Study Essay

    This paper explores a case study about a patient namely Ms.V. She is a 35 year old underweight White American, who had recurrent respiratory infection, MsV has been admitted to the hospital Due to her symptoms; after a biopsy she has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. This paper Discusses the etiology as well as medications for low potassium, ulcerative colitis Also, Alternative medicine as well as patient’s education are included. (1) Imbalanced nutrition less than body requirement…

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  • Acute Renal Failure: A Case Study

    5. Describe the medical and nursing management of a patient with acute renal failure. Include discussion of fluid administration, treatment of common electrolyte imbalances, and dialysis. The nurse plays important role in managing fluid and electrolyte balance during an incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). The nurse will assess and take objective data by observing and recording accurate intake and output. Also, the nurse will take daily measurements of the patient’s weight with the same…

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  • 5 Stages Of Renal Failure

    Since early 2000, there has been a significant increase of Americans who suffer from Renal Failure which was up by 57%. There are five stages of Chronic Kidney disease, and each stage has a specific characteristic which is defined by the glomerular filtrations rate. The fifth and final stage is End-Stage Renal Failure which is when the kidney is functioning at a GFR of less than 15%. According to the United States Renal Data System Annual Report more than 615,000 American’s are being treated for…

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  • Excess Potassium Research Paper

    impulses and heart function. Without it, the heart, skeleton, blood pressure and muscles are unable to function properly. Although some potassium is necessary, it is possible for your cat to have too much. This condition is known to veterinarians as hyperkalemia. Several different health problems can cause elevated potassium levels and though treatable, all can cause serious health problems if left unchecked. Your cat may not show any symptoms if his potassium levels are only slightly elevated,…

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  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (ED)

    Mr. ABC came in to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of left sided chest pain with giddiness and associated with diaphoresis the same morning. While in the ED, he developed a sudden episode of shortness of breath. Mr. ABC has nil past medical or surgical history and has an allergy to Enalapril. His parameters taken are as follows: • Blood pressure: 112 /60 mmHg • Pulse rate: 42 beats/min • Temperature: 35.9°C • Spo2: 97% on room air • Respiration rate: 17 breaths/min An…

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