Nephrotic Syndrome


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Nephrotic Syndrome
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the case of a patient with nephrotic syndrome and the nursing goals, interventions and outcomes in this case. Nephrotic syndrome is a disease of the kidney characterized by protein loss in the urine with fluid retention. Changes in the structure glomerular basement membrane enable protein to leak into the urine. The clinical presentation of nephrotic syndrome includes edema, weight gain, ascites, hypertension, pleural effusion, anorexia headaches, and fatigue. Nephrotic syndrome is diagnosed clinically and by demonstrating the presence of protein in the urine. Complications are developed from the protein loss including infection, coagulopathy, accelerated...
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