Discussion Question



1. A 45-year-old woman presents to the emergency room complaining of decreased urine output, weakness, and generalized fatigue. The patient has a history of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and heart disease. The doctor orders a full urine panel and complete blood count (CBC).

a.  What urine test might you expect to be included, and what would these tests tell you about the patient’s condition?

b.  Based on the blood results, the patient is diagnosed with renal failure. What results would be most informative in making this diagnosis, and what abnormal physiology could create this result?

The patient asks you if her previous health history has contributed to her developing renal failure. How would you respond to her in a professional way that would encourage her to follow the specified treatment regimen?

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