Effects of alterations in the homeostatic state secondary
Select one of the case studies below for your assignment. In your discussion, be sure to evaluate the presence and effects of alterations in the homeostatic state secondary to gender, genetic, ethnic, and temporal variables.
Case Study Assignment Requirements
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Case Study 1: Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
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Amanda is an 18-year-old with anorexia nervosa. She was recently admitted to an eating disorders clinic with a BMI of 13.9, and although she was a voluntary patient, she was reluctant about the treatment. She was convinced that she was overweight because her clothes felt tight on her. She complained that even her hands and feet “were fat.” One of her nurses explained that a protein in her blood was low. The nurse further explained that, as difficult as it may be to believe, eating a normal healthy diet would make the “fat hands and feet” go away. Amanda, who is 18, has anorexia nervosa. She was recently admitted to a clinic for people with eating disorders. Her BMI was 13.9. Even though she chose to go there, she was hesitant about the treatment. She thought she was fat because her clothes were too small for her. She said that she was so fat that even her hands and feet were too big. One of her nurses told her that her blood level of a certain protein was low. The nurse went on to say that, as hard as it may be to believe, the “fat hands and feet” would go away if the person ate a normal, healthy diet.
What protein do you suspect the nurse was referring to? How would a deficiency in this protein contribute to edema? Effects of alterations in the homeostatic state secondary
What is the difference between the physiology of pitting and nonpitting edema?
Because of her weakened condition, Amanda was moved around the ward in a wheelchair when she was not on bed rest. How does this affect her edematous tissues?
Case Study 2: Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders
Patricia was called at work by a woman at the local day care center. She told Patricia to come and pick up her son because he was not feeling well. Her son, 3½-year-old Marshall, had been feeling tired and achy when he woke up. While at daycare, his cheeks had become red, and he was warm to touch. He did not want to play with his friends, and by the time Patricia arrived, he was crying. Later that afternoon, Marshall’s condition worsened. He had fever, chills, a sore throat, runny nose, and a dry hacking cough. Suspecting Marshall had influenza, Patricia wrapped him up and took him to the community health care clinic.
Why did Marshall’s presentation lead Patricia to think he had influenza and not a cold? Why is it important to medically evaluate and diagnose a potential influenza infection?
Describe the pathophysiology of the influenza virus. Outline the properties of influenza A antigens that allow them to exert their effects in the host.
Marshall may be at risk of contracting secondary bacterial pneumonia. Why is this so? Explain why cyanosis may be a feature associated with pneumonia.
Case Study 3: Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange
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