Pathophysiology week 6 discussion question 1 & 2 - 20843

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Assignment 1: Acidosis

A 42-year-old female presents with metabolic acidosis from starvation.

What might be her symptoms in metabolic acidosis?

How would her pH, carbon dioxide, and bicarbonate levels be upon presentation if no compensation has occurred?

What other conditions may cause metabolic acidosis?

By Week 6, Day 2, submit your responses to the Discussion Area. Your responses should clarify your understanding of the topic. They should be your own, original, and free from plagiarism. Use correct medical terminology, spelling, and grammar.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explained what might be her symptoms in metabolic acidosis.

 

Discussed how her pH, carbon dioxide, and bicarbonate levels would be upon presentation if no compensation has occurred.

 

Elaborated upon what other conditions may cause metabolic acidosis.

 

Posted at least two replies to other student postings. Participated in the discussion by drawing conclusions about the results of others’ research, specifically, and by asking questions, providing statements of clarification, providing points of view with rationale, challenging points of discussion, or making relationships between one or more points of the discussion.

 

Applied APA standards for writing style.

 

Total:

 

 

Assignment 2: Urinary Disorders

A 45-year-old grocery sales clerk has been suffering from bouts of severe pain in his left flank region. He blamed it on prolonged standing for 8 hours straight while working. He was taking over-the-counter pain medications for his pain. One day, he found fresh blood in his urine. He went to a doctor who performed urine tests, CT scans, and x-rays. He was diagnosed with urinary calculi.

  • Discuss possible factors that may have been responsible for the development of the stone and use this case to show how the patient's diet and water intake can help analyze the composition of the calculi.
  • What would be the test results of his white blood cells, blood calcium levels, CT scan, and x-ray?
  • Suggest the best treatment for the patient and a plan to prevent recurrence post-treatment.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Discussed factors that may have been responsible for the development of the stone.

 

Demonstrated how the patient’s diet and water intake can help analyze the composition of the calculi.

 

Discussed the results of the patient’s white blood cells, blood calcium levels, CT scan, and x-ray.

 

Suggested best treatment for the patient.

 

Suggested a plan to prevent the recurrence of calculi, once it is treated.

 

Adhered to the page limit.

 

Applied APA standards for writing style.

 

Total:

 

 

 

 

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