Hyperkalemia

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  • Reflection: My Head-To-Toe Assessment

    This week I have two different types of patients. My first patient was admitted to hospital due to nontraumatic acute kidney failure, hydronephrosis, and hyperkalemia; and my second patient was hospitalized for her postoperative care of osteoarthritis of the left knee. Every time when it comes to clinical day, I always feel excite and nervous at the same time. I feel excite because it is an opportunity for me to apply my learned skills into a real setting and the chance of acquire new knowledge…

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  • Lasix Phoenix Case Study

    This drug is classified as an electrolyte supplement that is used to treat or prevent the condition of hypokalemia. There are no off-label uses for this drug. Significant adverse reactions consist of hyperkalemia, abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal bleeding or obstruction. Contraindications include hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation of the drug. Major drug interactions are with ACE inhibitors, anticholinergic agents, and heparin. There…

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  • Nephrotoxicity Research Paper

    Nephrotoxicity is a significant adverse effect of the calcineurin inhibitors, cyclosporine, and tacrolimus. Nephrotoxicity can be divided into acute and chronic effects. Acute nephrotoxicity typically manifest as a rise in the serum creatinine, hyperkalemia and a decrease in urine output, particularly when cyclosporine or tacrolimus levels are above the normal therapeutic range. Clinical Features:…

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  • Eating Bananas Essay

    Yes, they can! Fortunately, for our canine friends they can eat bananas without having the problem of poison and toxicity. Bananas can be a great treat for your dogs, but make sure to do not include the peel of course. Upon knowing that dogs can eat bananas, it is also important for you to know that bananas cannot and will never replace what your dog really needs like a high quality meat-based dog-formulated diet. Hence, it is better to limite bananas for snacks only. What are the nutrients that…

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  • Essay On The Organic Compound 2, 4-Dinitrophenol

    Introduction: DNP and research question The organic compound 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) is a crystalline solid with the molecular formula C6H4N2O5. The molecule is soluble in water to some extent and is fully soluble in sodium and potassium hydroxide solutions. The compound can also be explosive. It is usually used in dye, weed killers, wood preserver, photographic development among other things and it has even been used as a weight loss agent. In fact, it has been claimed to be the king of the…

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  • UNE COM Personal Statement

    Describe your particular interest in attending UNE COM and any contact you have had with UNE COM students, alumni, faculty or clinicians, admissions counselors, student affairs staff, etc. How did these interactions influence your decision to apply? The University of New England College of Medicine has an interesting curriculum that is centered around the patient in order to treat the mind, body and spirit. This curriculum is appealing to me because not every patient symptomatology…

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  • Acute Pericarditis Case Study

    1. Fatigue and dyspnea on exertion are two common symptoms associated with mitral valve dysfunction. Many patients may not even show any signs and symptoms in the initial years except tiredness and fatigue. According to Shipton & Wahba, signs and symptoms of mitral dysfunctions include dyspnea on exertion, palpitations, orthopnea, chest discomfort, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, and eventually leading to signs of right-sided heart failure. Although, mitral dysfunctional may be…

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  • Hypertension Medication

    I am presenting my paper as a combination medication to treat a poor health of hypertension or known to everyone as a high blood pressure. My bottom line up front (bluf) is a hearty rhythm of my heart beat. In the beginning a long time ago, so far away half way around the world when I was a young boy growing up in the Philippines, my grandmother on my mother’s side of the family had two younger siblings that passed away at age of 45 from heart attacked due to high blood pressure. My father had…

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  • Potassium Research Paper

    Potassium is everywhere. It races through the bloodstream, drifts in the air, swims through the water, and rises up roots of plants. Furthermore, it is vital for life to exist on earth, from the grass lions, bears, and humans trample on every day, to the fish and plankton in the ocean. Without potassium, the ninetieth element on the periodic table with chemical symbol “K,” life would be immensely different today, notwithstanding any in the first place. Potassium functions a significant role in…

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  • Hypernatremia Case Study

    Hyperosmolality was found to be associated with rhabdomyolisis, a disease consist of elevated serum creatinine kinase (CPK) and myoglobinuria. Fluid resuscitation is the mainstay of the treatment to prevent life-threatening complications including acute hyperkalemia and acute kidney injury (AKI). We presents herein a first human case of nephrogenic DI who presented with rhabdomyolisis. Case presentation A 74 year old man with multiple comorbidities was transferred to emergency department for…

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