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Doctor insights on: Failure To Thrive Nursing Diagnosis

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Dr. Arti Jain
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Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Poor weight and height growth often less than 5%le for age. Failure to thrive is undernutrition that can be due to inadequate intake and/or inadequate absorption of nutrients. Here is an excellent article that describes in more ...Read more


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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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Can you die from failure to thrive?

Can you die from failure to thrive?

Many have: This label encoumpases a broad range of issues. It can be as simple as inadequate feeds in a normal kid to a medical problem with excessive nutrient loss. The behavioral interplay between caregiver & infant may also facter in. Undernutrition eventually results in increased susceptability to infection and poor respons to rx. In many countries this eventually leads to death. Proper rx can save most. ...Read more

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What are the tests for failure to thrive?

What are the tests for failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: Trition, having weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Evaluation for a variety of illnesses, prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, &/or adverse environmental/behavioral factors is needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of failure to thrive?

What are the symptoms of failure to thrive?

Poor weight gain: Typically "failure to thrive" means that a child is gaining weight poorly which would be the main symptom. There are many causes of poor weight gain in children, so there may be other symptoms depending on the cause.. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for failure to thrive?

Is there a cure for failure to thrive?

Sometimes: If it is due to inadequate diet, increasing caloric intake remedies this problem quickly. If it is due to other diseases increasing calories will also help but will not cure it. You need to treat underlying cause for ex: treat hormonal/metabolic abnormalities, treat chronic lung, heart, kidney disease. The most difficult to treat is probably when genetic syndrome is cause of failure to thrive. ...Read more

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What is "failure to thrive" in infants?

Not doing well: Ftt usually means poor physical growth from any cause, often evaluated as low weight for age or insufficient rate of weight gain. The potential consequences can be great because of the critical need of the infant to reach growth milestones at certain times for proper physical and emotional development. A baby with ftt needs to have close, regular care with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

That's for kids: That diagnosis is usually used in children. Saying that about an adult is an opinion, not a diagnosis. ...Read more