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Unformatted text preview: congestive heart failure for the past 5 years. His doctor has told him that his heart is not functioning well, needing more and more medicine to maintain circulatory function. He has noticed that he is not urinating more than once a day. • • o Why is the condition of Mr. Hodges’s kidneys affecting the rest of his body? • He has chronic renal failure this leads to fluid retention this added retention can be very hazardous to his body. o As his chronic renal failure worsens what other symptoms and signs might occur in his respiratory, digestive, nervous, and urinary systems? • He may develop gi bleeds, liver disease, seizures and poor urine output. o What is causing Mr. Hodges’s kidney disease? • Hypoperfusin of the kidney. o What are possible treatment options and prognosis? • Decreasing the volume load on the body, by using diuretics. The prognosis is poor due to the decreasing functions of the kidneys. •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10