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What Is The Risk Of A Copd Patient Having A Radical Nephrectomy
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
What are the risk for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) patient having a radical nephrectomy?
Depends: COPD exists with varying severity, and most patients can have surgery with no significant increased risk. If COPD is very severe, or there is significant chronic sputum production, surgical risk is higher, but experienced teams of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and respiratory therapists can help mitigate the risk. One important thing you have control over is pre-op smoking cessation. ...Read more
I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?
Urine findings: Ketones, in the absence of glucose, in a urine analysis are an indication of starvation and are nothing to worry about. Blood in the urine (b) can be due to various factors. Among them are, a uti, kidney stone, bladder or kidney cancer and glomerulonephritis, among others. If the b in the urine persists and is not due to a uti, see a urologist for its diagnosis. ...Read more
Craving chocolate: Chocolate contains neurotransmitters like phenylethylamine. This is the neurotransmitter that is very high when we are madly in love. Depression due to rejection( not correspondence from our love wishes) drops this levels causing depression. Unconsciously rejected lovers crave for chocolate. Also substances like theobromine and caffeine in chocolate are stimulants. Copders are not the only ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here they are.: No smoking, flu shot, pneumonia shot, breathing exercises, compliance with maintenance inhalers, prompt treatment for respiratory infections, avoidance of drugs that depress breathing, oxygen may be necessary, avoid beta blockers, monitor lung functio tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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