141 bladder exstrophy in bladder exstrophy the

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Unformatted text preview: related to the anatomical location of the defect is an appropriate nursing diagnosis, it is a potential problem and not an actual one. 141. Bladder Exstrophy In bladder exstrophy, the bladder is exposed and external to the body. In this disorder, one must take care to protect the exposed bladder tissue from drying while allowing the drainage of urine. This is accomplished best by covering the bladder with a nonadhering plastic wrap. The use of petroleum jelly gauze should be avoided because this type of dressing can dry out, adhere to the mucosa, and damage the delicate tissue when removed. Dry sterile dressings and dressings soaked in solutions (that can dry out) also damage the mucosa when removed. 142. Glomerulonephritis Glomerulonephritis is a term that refers to a group of kidney disorders characterized by inflammatory injury in the glomerulus. Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection is a cause of glomerulonephritis. Often, the child becomes ill with streptococcal infection of the...
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