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  • Chronic Pain Management Case Studies

    Primary diagnosis: Affective disorders. Secondary diagnosis: Chronic pain. Code 2480- but that code is “Diagnosis established – no predetermined list code of medical nature applicable. Did not find code for pain or chronic pain. The claimant was a 59-year-old woman. Alleged disability: She could not sit for more than 20-35 minutes at a time, had muscle and bone aches, lack of energy, no sexual activity, and depression. Her physical discomfort did not allow her to “stand or sit for very long.” She had chronic pain, problems sleeping, cooking, and doing house chores. She reported mobility difficulties, as well as problems with concentration and memory. She felt overwhelmed and needed encouragement to do things in the house. She only spent time with her family, was “less social,” talked less, and tired very easily; her social activities were “very seldom to none.” The claimant had trouble concentrating and wanted to avoid making financial mistakes; therefore, she needed help managing money. She had difficulty handling stress, became disoriented very quickly, and her depression worsened. She was “like night and day in regards of what she used to be able to do and what she is able to do now.” She received treatment for fatigue, lack of strength and energy, pain management, and depression. She took a psychotropic medication for depression and anxiety. Education: 8th grade in a foreign country. Work experience: Per…

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  • Pyelonephritis Case Study

    Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, Bucher, and Camera (2014), pyelonephritis is defined as inflammation of the renal parenchyma, collecting system, and renal pelvis. Pyelonephritis can be categorized as acute or chronic. Acute pyelonephritis, the more common type, usually results from colonization and infection of the lower urinary tract that if left untreated can ascend through the urethral route and infect the kidneys (Lewis et al., 2014). Chronic pyelonephritis occurs when the kidneys are frequently…

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  • Pyelonephritis Case Study

    Leory is a 70 year old man, presented to the clinic with severe confusion, increased impaired judgement, and increasing repetitiousness and inconsistencies in his usual behavior. His physical exam reveals an increased respiratory rate, slight fever and costovertebral angle tenderness on his right side. Acute pyelonephritis: Pyelonephritis is an acute urological condition that cause infection on one or both kidneys. It is a lower urinary tract infection that ascended to the pelvis of the kidney.…

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  • Uti Case Study

    occur in both lower and upper tracts and involves an underlying condition that increases the risk of infection or resistance to medication therapy. [3] The pathophysiology of complicated UTIS may include one or more of the following aspects: [3] • Structural abnormalities such as a spinal cord injury or an indwelling catheter • Metabolic or hormonal abnormalities, such as diabetes or pregnancy • Immunocompromised patients with impaired host response, such as transplant recipients or AIDS…

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  • Cystitis Research Paper

    Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder; generally the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection or a UTI. A bladder infection can cause many problems and can eventually spread to the kidneys causing severe pain depending on the severity of the bacterial infection. The most common bacteria that is responsible for cystitis is, Escherichia coli (E. coli). Pyelonephritis is an example, cystitis and pyelonephritis share many similarities the difference…

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  • Berger's Disease Research Paper

    Clinic). Pyelonephritis The urinary system, also called the body’s “water treatment plant”, is composed of two bean-shaped kidneys, two ureters, an expandable muscular sac (bladder), and urethra. These components all function together to remove waste products from the body. The kidneys filter the blood, removing waste products and converts the filtrate into tubular fluid and eventually urine. The urine is transported from the kidneys to the urinary bladder by the…

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  • Appendectomy Case Studies

    and symptoms include, pain, mostly severe, renal angle tenderness, hematuria, or digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. The onset of pain is sudden and usually felt in the sides between the lower ribs and pelvis and the lower part of the back, and radiates to the groin and genitalia (Tseng & Preminger, 2013). Patients with nephrolithiasis will try to move continuously to find a comfortable position (Januchowski et al., 2014). Pertinent Positives: Sudden onset of pain on the…

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  • Persuasive Speech On Kidney Disease

    can live for more than about a week, making the kidneys pretty important from a survival standpoint. Seems interesting that a person can literally be brain dead and survive–but without kidneys you can’t. Kidneys often get lumped into the “random organ” category and people often think of them like their gall bladder and appendix. Kidneys are more like lungs if you are looking for a good comparison. You can live with one, you can’t live without two, and you really would prefer to have two that…

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  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Urinary Tract Infections “About 50% of women and 12% of men will have a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some time in their lives” (Richards, 2008).UTIs are the second particular type of infection. The bladder contains urine that is sterile. The urinary system compromise of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The urinary system removes filtered liquid waste and urine. UTIs can occurs any area along the urinary tract. UTIs can be classified as lower and upper depending on the area of the…

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  • Urinary Tract Infections Essay

    So let 's go back to the basics of anatomy, the upper urinary tract starts with what organ, the kidney. The kidney is responsible for filtering so this is where the liquid waste comes from. It starts in your kidney and travels from the ureter to the bladder and out of your urethra. So in turn an upper urinary tract infection can also be called a kidney infection, or pyelonephritis. This type of urinary tract infection is very dangerous if left untreated it can cause septicaemia. “Symptoms can…

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