Renal Failure Case Study

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Essay #: 060753
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Renal Failure Case Study
This is a three part case study for a female patient having renal dysfunction. The purpose of writing this case study is to demonstrate an understanding of medical terminology. Part 1 of the case study will present evidence of underlying precipitators of Lupus, RBC
hemolsis
and
hypoyolemia
. Part 2 will present the chronic condition of renal failure and Part 3 will present the patient’s renal failure with transplantation.
Renal Case Study Part I
The patient is a 24-year-old female with a 3-year history of Lupus. The patient is 2 days post-partum after a C-section. During pregnancy the patient had difficulty with hypertension. A diagnosis of HELLP was made and emergency delivery performed. There was massive bleeding...
The end:
.....unstable
#12blood transfusions
#13fluid replacements
#14Dopamine @ 3 - 10 mcg/kg/min
#15
Levophed
@ 4 mcg/min
#16intravenously
#17blood pressure ranged from 60/48 (52) to 98/58 (71)
#18Urine output 0-30 cc/hr
#19acute renal failure
#20dialyze
#21
Hemodialyze
x’s
3 hours today
#22L
subclavian
intra-
cath
#23Follow-up lab data
#24BUN of 32
#25
creatinine
of 1.8
#26diagnosis of ESRD
#27
Tenckehoff
catheter
#28CAPD
#29transplant procurement team
#30compatible kidney
#31SICU
Works Cited
“Care of the Patient Experiencing Renal Failure.” 2 June 2010. <http://www.paems.org/eWebquiz/renal%20failure/Dialysis%20CEU.pdf>.
“Renal Case Study. Middle Tennessee State University.” 2 June 2010. < http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu:11019/cases/renalcas.html>.