Week 11 Discussion: Anemias M.W. is a 69-year-old African American

Week 11 Discussion: Anemias

M.W. is a 69-year-old African American man and was referred to clinic for evaluation of increasing shortness of breath.

Past medical history 

Chronic renal insufficiency

Hypertension

Congestive heart failure

Diabetes mellitus type 2, poor control

Deep vein thrombosis

Alcohol abuse

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with respiratory failure

Family history

Noncontributory

Physical examination

Height 69 inches, weight 205 lb

Blood pressure: 138/88

Pulse 86 beats/min, regular

Lungs clear, neck supple negative for jugular venous distention

Lower extremities +1 edema

Laboratory findings

Scr = 2.8 K+ = 5.1

BUN = 56

Na+ = 147

WBC = 5.0

Hb = 8.2

Hct = 24.6

Serum ferritin 189 mg/dL

Social history

Tobacco: 52 pack-years

Alcohol: distant past

Diagnosis: Anemia Of Ckd: Answer the following questions in full sentences using APA citations. 

1. List specific goals of treatment for M.W.

2. What drug therapy would you prescribed? Why?

3. What are the parameters for monitoring success of therapy?

4. Discuss specific patient education based on the prescribed therapy.

5. List one or two adverse reactions for the selected agent that would cause you to change therapy.

6. What over-the-counter and/or alternative medications would be appropriate for M.W.?

7. What dietary and lifestyle changes would you recommended for M.W.?

 

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