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Coping With CKD Term Paper

… Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an ongoing and serious health issue affecting thousands of Americans across the nation as well as hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. Addressing this issue with effective interventions is a strong reason for conducting additional studies concerning CKD. This study seeks to determine what CKD treatments and interventions are currently in use as well as what new technologies and treatments are being introduced.

There is a plethora of literature currently available on the various methodologies, interventions, treatments and approaches used to combat and treat CKD. Dialysis, both Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis, seems to be the most common treatment at present. As with any treatment, however, there are risks associated with dialysis. As one recent study determined "the incidence of New…. [read more]


Quality of Life and the Patient With Renal Failure Research Proposal

… Quality of Life and the Patient With Renal Failure

Quality of life

The patient in this case study is known as Mrs. E.S. She was admitted to the Renal Medicine Unit on the September 25, 2009, after a diagnosis of renal failure. The patient was born on the 31st of July 1922. Her weight at the time of admission was 77.270kg. Her height is 162.6cm. Her prior medical history includes breast cancer thirty years ago, which resulted in a hysterectomy of the left breast. Other relevant medical aspects include stents to the heart (2005), hypertension, gout, and arthritis of hands and legs, a cataract removed in both eyes and TIA. Currently, she is undergoing hemodialysis three times a week. Allergies include Penicillin and CT dye,…. [read more]


Diabetes (Harvard Citation) Studies Case Study

… (Walser 2004, Chapter 5)

Question # 3

Ali was diagnosed with hypertension fifteen years ago yet still continued to drink heavily and smoke. He has not performed the necessary reformation of his lifestyle in order to minimize the negative effects on his health. He is now 67 years old and has recently been short of breath, has periods of nausea and vomiting, and is generally lethargic. While Ali has not been taking care of himself, his body has continued to steadily deteriorate causing the failure of his kidneys.

When Ali visited the doctor, his doctor conducted a number of tests to determine how well his kidneys were functioning. One way to determine kidney function is to test the patients Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR). The GFR…. [read more]

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