A 22-year-old male is admitted to the intensive care unit with a closed head injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. The injury has caused severe damage to the posterior pituitary. Which of the following complications should the nurse anticipate? Dehydration from polyuria 11 When a patient wants to know what most commonly causes hypoparathyroidism, how should the nurse reply? It is most commonly caused by parathyroid gland injury 12 A 25-year-old male presents with fatigue, constipation, and sexual dysfunction. Tests reveal all pituitary hormones are normal and no masses are present. The nurse suspects the most likely cause of his symptoms is a dysfunction in the pituitary stalk 13 Visual disturbances are a common occurrence in patients with untreated Graves disease. The endocrinologist explains to the patient that the main cause of these complications is orbital edema and protrusion of the eyeball. 14 A 50-year-old male patient is deficient in ADH production. Which of the following assessment findings would the nurse expect to find? ADH is decreased by changes in intravascular volume. 15 A 30-year-old male is diagnosed with a hormone-secreting tumor of the pancreas alpha cells. Which of the following would the nurse expect to be most likely increased in this patient? Glucagon
16 A 22-year-old female has a low level of TSH. What condition does the nurse expect the patient is experiencing? Secondary hypothyroidism 17 Diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, and SIADH share which of the following assessment manifestations? Thirst 18 A 45-year-old female has elevated thyroxine production. Which of the following would accompany this condition? Decreased thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
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- Spring '15
- Week 9 Quiz, visual disturbances, Pituitary adenoma