By Harold J. Bruyere Jr. PhD

ISBN-10: 078176145X

ISBN-13: 9780781761451

Strengthen either your scientific problem-solving and demanding considering abilities with this accomplished workbook. within you will discover a straight forward method of integrating uncomplicated pathophysiology, threat elements, actual exam findings, and scientific laboratory information for a hundred significant illnesses. This basic source presents aid for scientific, pharmacy, nursing, and allied well-being reports. utilizing a case examine technique, you are going to research applicable illness administration innovations to enhance sufferer caliber of existence. good points That Make studying effortless: An organ structures procedure categorizes ailments and different medical conditions and offers a logical, effective studying event. sufferer situations simulate the illnesses of real-life sufferers, so that you can successfully interpret clinical files and treatment plans. A ailment precis for every case learn, came upon at the accompanying CD-ROM and better half web site, offers an in-depth knowing of every clinical . each one sickness precis encompasses a definition, incidence, value, factors and danger elements, pathophysiology, analysis, applicable remedy, and critical issues and diagnosis. serious pondering and problem-solving questions within the sufferer instances and the ailment Summaries galvanize proposal and try your realizing of the most strategies. Over a hundred and fifty colour pictures and illustrations, to be had at the CD-ROM and the better half web site, support deliver the content material to existence. Now to be had for teachers: on-line solutions to serious pondering and problem-solving questions within the disorder precis and sufferer Case sections, and a picture financial institution that comes with the figures and tables for every.

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Considered underweight, overweight, or obese or is his weight technically considered normal and healthy? qxd 5/2/08 3:06 PM Page 17 CASE STUDY 4 ■ DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS Specialized Serum Laboratory Testing Homocys, 91 µmol/L Hypercoagulability Profile • • • • • (Ϫ) (Ϫ) (ϩ) (Ϫ) (Ϫ) factor V Leiden mutation prothrombin 20210A mutation protein C deficiency protein S deficiency antithrombin III deficiency Patient Case Question 5. Identify two risk factors for DVT from the laboratory data directly above.

The patient underwent successful percutaneous angioplasty of the diseased vessel and placement of a stent to restore blood flow. The foot wound showed significant signs of healing after several days of bedrest and continued antibiotic therapy. A decision to perform an amputation of the right foot was averted. Patient Case Question 8. Based on the information provided in the patient’s clinical workup, what type of medication is ultimately necessary? Patient Case Question 9. Why is it unlikely that a thrombus or embolus contributed to arterial obstruction in this case?

Patient Case Question 8. Does the patient have a blood clotting problem? Patient Case Question 9. Explain the pathophysiology of the abnormal serum glucose concentration. qxd 5/2/08 3:08 PM Page 25 CASE STUDY 6 ■ HYPOVOLEMIC SHOCK The patient was taken to the operating room for surgical correction of lacerations to the right lung, liver, and pancreas. There, she received an additional six units of type B+ blood. Surgery was successful and the patient was admitted to the ICU for recovery with the following vital signs: HR 104, BP 106/70, RR 21, urinary output 29 mL/hr.

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