Renal physiology

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  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Essay

    appetite, vomiting, constipation, lethargy, excessive thirst, and urination. Signs that a kitten, or cat is affected can include enlarged kidney, and fever. Severe cases in kittens may result in death from renal failure by the age of 8 weeks, or it could result in stillbirths. However, commonly renal failure does not appear until around 7 years of age in most cats affected by PKD. How is it diagnosed and how is it treated? Genetic tests are available to identify polycystic kidney disease in…

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  • Acute Kidney Injury Essay

    – Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is currently recognized as the preferred nomenclature for the clinical disorder formerly called Acute Renal Failure(ARF).This transition in terminology was meant to emphasize that the spectrum of the disease is much broader than a subset of patients who experience failure and require dialysis support .This nomenclature explains that renal failure occur as a continuum 1. AKIN recently defined AKI as “ functional or structural abnormalities or markers of kidney damage…

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  • Raynaud Syndrome Research Paper

    Raynaud Syndrome: What do you need to Know About it? Raynaud syndrome or Raynaud's (Ray-Nodes) ... What is it? Many of you don't have any knowledge about it, not even the basic parts and parcels. Actually, Raynaud syndrome is a terminology, which is related to the vessels. What is Raynaud Syndrome? Raynaud syndrome is a medical disorder that is associated with the improper blood flow. In such condition, an individual's fingers turn white because the blood flow has been ceased or strikingly…

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  • Acute Kidney Injury Case Study

    Risk factors for nephrotoxicity: comorbidities, volume depletion, liver dysfunction, sepsis, renal dysfunction, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, and advanced age ii. Prevention: prevent the accumulation of aminoglycosides in the kidney, lower dosage, and alternative medication b. Amphotericin B – antifungal i. Risk factors for nephrotoxicity: therapy…

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  • Reflective Essay On Dialysis Experience

    abnormal give Nitro. a. Hypertriglyceridemia: During the initiation of dialysis, disturbances of lipid metabolism are accentuated and contribute to cardiovascular complications (Smeltzer et. al., 2010, p. 1335) b. Hyperglycemia: with decreasing renal function, it takes longer for oral hypoglycemia agents to be excreted by the kidneys (Smeltzer et. al., 2010, p. 1223). c. Anemia /blood loss during the procedure: Anemia is compounded by blood lost during hemodialysis (Smeltzer et. al.,…

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  • Urea And Electrolytes Blood Test Essay

    Urea and Electrolytes Blood Test Your kidneys are a pair of organs designed to maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance of the body. They also perform the important function of removing excess water and soluble wastes from the body to protect it from toxicity. To test the proper functioning of the kidneys, doctors often request for laboratory exams that include a urinalysis as well as urea and electrolytes blood test. Learn more about these tests and how they can help evaluate your kidney…

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  • Clarice And Her Husband Case Study

    family deal with the situation? The associated stress the doctor was talking about is that Clarice finds out her kidneys are severely damaged for poorly managed diabetes, she also finds out she is in the last stage of end stage renal failure. Another stress is that renal dialysis is needed to prolong life after diagnosis of ESRD. Kidney transplant is also mentioned as a treatment option for Clarice condition, and her families can live with this for a long time. Also, a surgical implant of…

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  • Kidney Disease Case Study Essay

    kidney disease and autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. (Staff M. C., 2014) PKD can also be the result of having Diabetes Mellitus for a prolonged period of time. There are many associated conditions with PKD, these include hypertension, renal dysfunction, heart valve problems, chronic pain, cyst formation, pregnancy complications, aneurysm’s in the brain and problems with the colon. Caution should be taken when treating patients with PKD prior to dental…

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  • The ANA Principles Of Ethics: Tanner's Way Of Knowing

    For this third clinical, we were now taking care of two patients. Knowing that I would have two patient to care for and give medications to, made me anxious and stressed. I knew everything was going to be fine, it’s was just the fact that I wasn’t used to having that much of a responsibility. The concern that I had for this clinical was making sure that I did everything correctly and completed everything on time. As the time passed during clinical, I felt more at eased knowing that my patient…

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  • Ways Of Knowing

    nursing career, I had a patient who could have possibly extended his life but this patient refused to listen to the doctors, nurses nor his family despite the favorably prognosis. This patient was in chronic renal failure. He was still producing some urine. He was placed on a lasix drip but his renal function grew steadily worse. This patient adamantly refused dialysis. He preferred to die rather than to have dialysis. My intervention was to be supportive of his decision and give him the best…

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