Renal physiology

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  • Creatinine Clearance Experiment

    This lab included various experiments that demonstrated how renal system responses and reacts when subjects consuming different types of fluids. Respective fluid volumes are based on each subject’s body mass. Based on each subject’s body mass, after converted from pounds to kilograms, every subjects has different volume and fluids for ingestion. For the control subject, she ingested no fluid throughout entire lab which represented the conditions of normal fluid. For the hypotonic subjects, she ingested 854mL of water within 10 minutes which represented the dilution of bodily fluids by seeing the urine became clear and clear each time. For isotonic subjects, who consumed 1120mL of isotonic saline (0.9% NaCl), shown the importance of sodium related to normal body composition. For alkalosis subject, who consumed 100mL of sodium…

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  • Urinary System Analysis

    The urinary system functions to removes wastes from the blood and the kidney is known for filtration and absorbing water. The urinary system consists of a renal corpuscle (glomerulus and bowman’s capsule), a proximal tubule, a loop of Henle, and a distal tubule. The kidney filters about 180 liters and gets rid of about 1.5 liters as urine. Renal clearance is a measurement that analyzes the activity and efficiency of the kidney; it is the volume of plasma need for the kidney to complete remove a…

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  • Psychotropic Medication Case Study

    Once given there is no going back, the patient may have to deal with the side effects and/or the potentially detrimental effects on both the hepatic and renal systems. 5. Why should diazepam be avoided in the elderly? Diazepam should be avoided in the elderly population due to increased sensitivity to benzodiazepine and decreased metabolism of this long acting mediation. All benzodiazepines carry the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls, fractures, and MVCs. Diazepam may be…

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  • What Factors Predisposed Mr. W. To Acute Kidney Injury Case Study

    severe abdominal pain & nausea due to pancreatic inflammation with intra-abdominal ascites. One of the symptoms of ascites is infection which can cause kidney failure if not treated (ACG, 2013). Two different CT scan with contrast media performed can result to contrast-induced nephropathy due to preexisting decline in renal function. CIN can be defined as sudden, rapid deterioration of kidney function due to parenteral contrast administration. Contrast-induced kidney injury is diagnosed by an…

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  • A. S AKI Case Study

    precipitating factors, treat underlying factors, ensure adequate nutritiion, and rovide reality orentation. 3. Assess the patient for cause of immobility, monitor and record the patients ability to tolerate activity increasing the amount of activity only when the patient can tolerate it, increase the clients independence of ADL’s, help the patient achieve mobility goals and consult with PT. 7. ( 2 point) What are the goals of conservative therapy for a patient with AKI? The goal of conservative…

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  • Acute Kidney Injury: A Case Study

    Introduction During this clinical I had an 85-year-old male, who was admitted with a diagnosis of acute kidney injury. The patient was a very nice individual, which I enjoyed my time with him. He would make a couple of jokes here and there; he would make me laugh. The patient had been there for seven days and was now being discharged. When the nurse told him that he was being discharged he got very excited as he didn’t know that he was finally being discharged. Knowing that he was going to be…

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  • Critical Thinking In Nursing Essay

    comparing it to the current reading of 30ml/minute (National Kidney Foundation, 2015). As a result of these findings, the nurse begins to recognise patterns and generate a hypotheses (Gillies, 2013). Tracey’s elevated blood pressure reading is of concern, as a high blood pressure can be damaging to the blood vessels of the kidney, reducing their ability to function effectively (Kidney Health Australia, 2015). An increase in swelling around the ankles and legs are key indicators that the kidneys…

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  • Nephrectomy: A Case Study

    Surgical management continues to be the primary approach (e.g. nephrectomy, or repair of the RAA and reconstruction of the renal artery). However, the alternative approach of angiographic embolization has become, in recent years, better known (Prabulos AM et al. 1997). Majority of RAA ruptures usually occur in the third trimester and have left-sided predominance (Cohen et al. 1987; Hwang et al. 2011). This increased third-trimester risk is believed to be the result of: (1) expanded intravascular…

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  • Quiet Eye Gaze Behavior

    Quiet eye is a gaze behavior first reported by Joan Vickers of Calgary University in 1996. The Quiet eye has been defined as the duration of the final fixation towards the relevant target prior to the execution of the critical phase of movement and has been accepted as a measure of optimal visual attentional control. The quiet eye has an onset that occurs before the final movement in the motor task and an onset that occurs when the fixation deviates off the target by more than 3 degrees for…

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  • Dr David Malin Case Study

    with more than 25 years experience in biochemistry and physiology. He started off at the Stirling University in Scotland studying physiology and computing from 1978 to 1981. Finishing his degree David went on to train with dressage coach and rider Judy Harvey a fellow of the British Horse Society (FBHS) and Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) International dressage judge. Continuing David then went on to do a PhD on exercise physiology at the University of Loughborough,1989, which is the…

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