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Running head: CASE STUDY 1 Sickle Cell Anemia Case Study Tammi Lesczynski University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N5315 Advanced Pathophysiology John D. Gonzalez DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ANP-C March 5, 2019
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CASE STUDY 2 Sickle Cell Anemia Case Study 1.The clinical disorder is most consistent with which acid base disorder? 2.What data in the scenario supports your diagnosis? 3.What caused this person’s acid base imbalance? 4.Describe the key pathophysiologic concepts. A. How does this acid base imbalance cause the potassium imbalance noted in this patient’s labs? In metabolic acidosis the pH balance becomes more acidic causing the buffer systems to compensate for excess acid. Bicarbonate helps to increase the pH level which in turn will help the arterial pH move towards normal range. When this happens hydrogen ions move into the intracellular space which then causes potassium to move into the extracellular space. Potassium is then reabsorbed at the apical membrane of the renal collecting tubule (Huether, 2019). This is what caused the elevated potassium levels in
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