Wk8 1st Response NURS 6512.docx - Ioice great post this week Your descriptions and reasoning behind selecting the differentials that you selected were

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Ioice, great post this week! Your descriptions and reasoning behind selecting the differentials that you selected were extremely clear and informative. I agree with the differentials that you selected and I would agree that the primary diagnosis based on the information provided is a vertebral compression fracture because it is clearly seen on the radiograph provided. I would also say that it is safe to rule out cauda equine syndrome. Since cauda equine syndrome is a surgical emergency and potentially life-threatening, ruling out this would be extremely important, but since the patient is not experiencing symptoms that accompany this diagnosis such as bowel and bladder disturbances, then this diagnosis could be considered to be least likely. The advanced practice nurse should be able to further rule out this diagnosis once further diagnostic testing such as an MRI or a CT was completed (Casey, 2018 ) . Paresthesias, muscle wasting,
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  • Summer '15
  • Advanced practice nurse, Compression fracture, Spinal Cord Compression, bladder disturbances

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