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    Nursing Diagnosis Paper

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    listened to his chest I heard crackles and he was coughing a lot. When I asked him to sit forward to hear the back of his lungs, he could not sit forward because he could breath. He could not talk without an effort to breath and took a lot of effort to have a conversation with him since he had to stop periodically to take a breath. His pulse was high around 120 and his blood pressure was 140/100 which is high. I looked at his skin and there were lesions all over his skin which is Kaposi sarcoma. “Kaposi sarcoma lesions evolve from early (patch stage) macules into plaques (plaque stage) that grow into larger nodules (tumor stage)” (Radu, Pantanowitz, 2013, p. 289). His legs were VERY swollen and so were his arms. His legs had stage 5 pitting edema and his arms were about a 3. His genitals were very swollen as well and he could not urinate a lot. His genitals were about a size or a cantaloupe. He had an open sore on his gentiles which was told to me by the nurse that it was syphilis. Mr. X had a lot of lesions all over his legs and feet. He had a couple open areas on his inner thighs that were swabbed and sent down to be tested. Tests that have been performed have been a biopsy of the lesions on his skin that came back positive for Kaposi sarcoma linked his HIV and AIDS. He has been swabbed in…

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    of dyspnea, and a reduction of breathing frequency throughout the intervention period. The study also demonstrated a downward trend of hospitalization with the use of HFNC. In conclusion to the study, HFNC may be a benefit to patients in the emergency department who require oxygen therapy (Rittayami et al., 2015). Reader’s Critique Acute dyspnea and hypoxemia are the most common clinical features seen in patients with respiratory distress or disorders who present to the emergency room.…

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    TERMINOLOGY CLINICAL CLARIFICATION • Acute respiratory distress syndrome {ARDS) is a condition of dysfunctional gas exchange {i.e., pulmonary interstitial and alveolar edema progressing to advanced fibrosis) that is characterized by acute onset, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, severe hypoxia, the absence of evidence of left atrial hypertension, and a significant risk of mortality.25 DIAGNOSIS CLINICAL PRESENTATION • History o The patient may be in present with complaints of acute dyspnea and…

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    Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens, literally translated as painful blue edema, is a rare complication of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Deep Vein Thrombosis itself is defined as a blood clot in a deep vein in your body, commonly in the lower extremities. If left untreated, it may progress along a continuum from deep vein thrombosis, to Phlegmasia Alba Dolens (PAD), into Phlegmasia Cerulean Dolens, finally ending in gangrene. Phelgmasia Alba Dolens is extensive thrombosis occluding major deep venous channels.…

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    organs is severe. Direct lung injuries, such as pulmonary contusions, pneumothorax and/or hemothorax are mostly associated with major chest trauma which will disrupt ventilation and perfusion. The patient will have pain on movement and splints the chest defensively, this reduces breathing depth and clearance of secretions causing complications such as pulmonary edema, pneumonia and atelectasis. Management of uncomplicated rib fractures are usually not splinted by tape or other materials, they…

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    Priority 1. Impaired gas exchange r/t altered blood flow to alveoli secondary to pulmonary embolus -Patient’s c/c -Patient has difficulty answering questions because of dyspnea and pain. -Patient is pale which demonstrates lack of oxygenation. - She is restless, agitated, slightly disoriented; decrease LOC. -Sputum is blood streaked; damage to lung tissue. -Respiratory rates in order; 28,30,36 showing that his body is not receiving enough oxygen. - ABG: Uncompensated respiratory alkalosis with…

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    such as V leiden mutation, deficiency of protein S, deficiency of protein C, homocysteine deficiency, deficiency of antithrombin, and prothrombin mutations have been linked to development of DVT. The primary etiology of DVT is accumulation of platelets and clotting factors leading to the formation of thrombus in the veins primarily in the lower extremities. Thrombus in the veins causes inflammation that elicit more platelets to the site. The cycle of more thrombus formation and platelets…

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    2.1. The left ventricle and interventricular septum The heart has two inferior chambers, called the right and left ventricles, respectively. These chambers are the “pumps” that expel blood into the blood vessels and keeps it flowing through the body (Rizzo, 2016). The left ventricle is a cavity that has thick muscular walls that contains the papillary muscles as well as the chordae tendinae that attaches the atrio-ventricular valve leaflets to the papillary muscles (Leeson, Augustine,…

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    Article 69: Ayurvedic Management of Hridroga Introduction The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and blood-vessels (with their contained fluid, blood). The heart is a muscular organ and pumps blood to all parts of the human body by the process of contraction. Pure-.oxygenated blood is carried by the dhamani (arteries) and impure-deoxygenated blood by the sira (veins). Some common cardiac ailments and there Ayurvedic management is discussed below High blood pressure (Hypertension)…

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    Studies have established significant diabetes-related abnormalities in coagulability and endothelial function. Diabetes mellitus has been considered as a potential risk factor for idiopathic (unknown cause of disease) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (karim Gariani, 2016). Moreover, DVT is a frequent and potentially fatal complication of patients with COPD. Deep Vein Thrombosis account for many deaths in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Victor F. Trapson, 2005). The…

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