Pathophysiology Chapter 41 Patient with Renal Calculi Symptoms Discussion
Please answer ONE of the following DQ’s. Please provide the questions that is being answered as the heading. Incomplete answers will be marked as “0.”
A patient is admitted with renal calculi.
a. What symptoms will the patient manifest if he is experiencing renal colic?
b. How will the nurse best manage the renal colic?
c. The nurse is straining the urine for presence of stones that the patient may have passed. What is the importance of this nursing action?
What is the difference between uremia and azotemia? What symptoms related to uremia will likely be exhibited by the patient?
A patient is admitted to the hospital with hematuria and is undergoing diagnostic testing for bladder cancer. What diagnostic tests are generally employed to diagnose bladder cancer? What treatment options are often offered for bladder cancer? How is intravesical chemotherapy different from systemic chemotherapy? What is the benefit of intravesical chemotherapy compared to systemic chemotherapy?