Kidney Failure Checkpoint

Kidney Failure - Kidney Failure Checkpoint Scenario#1 Acute renal failure Ms Jones a 68yr old female underwent open-heart surgery to replace

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Kidney Failure Checkpoint Scenario #1. Acute renal failure- Ms. Jones, a 68yr. old female, underwent open-heart surgery to replace several blocked vessels in her heart. On the first day postoperatively, it was noticed that she had very little urine output. 1. What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed symptom? Ms. Jones’s kidney function has been damaged. (less glomerular filtration). 2. What other symptoms and signs might occur? Ms. Jones hyper tension may continue. She may experience puffiness around her eyes, on her hand and feet. There can also be muscular cramps and skin irritation. 3. What is causing Ms. Jones’s kidney disease? As the heart operation progressed, it led to preferential renal vasoconstriction. This diverted blood supply away from the kidney to the brain and heart, causing Acute Renal Failure.Often this occurs in numerous patients who have undergone open heart surgery. 4. What are possible treatment options and prognosis? Most patients who have had
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Kidney Failure - Kidney Failure Checkpoint Scenario#1 Acute renal failure Ms Jones a 68yr old female underwent open-heart surgery to replace

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