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Nursing Diagnosis For Lupus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemopneumothorax: That is the diagnosis; usually results from penetrating or blunt trauma. Evacuating air & blood is priority after ABC stabilization. Pain control is an important nursing consideration. If a result of assault or intoxication, social service/psych involvement is helpful. ...Read more
Does a positive ANA 1:160 homogeneous test result for teen require further clinical review w/rheumatologist (mom recently dx w/lupus)?
Mgt: More details regarding the presentation,symptoms and other illnesses would be helpful in advising further studies. ...Read more
Yes: Technically there are classification criteria, but these are used to help guide the diagnosis. There can be a variety ways to diagnose lupus and almost like snow flakes there are over 1400 different combinations. Not all of these items are in the classification criteria. Your rheumatologist can help clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Why would a rheumatologist prescribe Fosamax , plaquenil , calcium with vitamin d for systemic lupus ? Is this the right treatment for moderate lupus
Not unusual but...: Placquenil is a standard treatment ; vit d is helpful in autoimmune disease ; can prevent osteoporosis (as can calcium). Those with lupus are at increased risk of osteoporosis (esp. If put on steroids) but it is questionable if Fosamax (alendronate) is helpful for preventing rather than treating it. I personally question Fosamax (alendronate) but would add vit. K- see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs see my comments for other ideas:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?
COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more
Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more
In 400 characters or: less? I think you will need to do your own homework on this. ...Read more
Which condition?: Different autoimmune diseases have different work-up protocols. This would depend entirely on what is being considered in your case. More information, please. Thanks. ...Read more
28/f. Ana pos 1:160, homogeneous diffuse pattern. Many symptoms of SLE. Should i ask for referal to rheumatologist or further testing?
Rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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