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URINARY SYSTEM This system consists of the KIDNEYS, URETERS, URETHRA, and BLADDER. Not many structures, but very important. Functions: 1. Regulate electrolytes (K, Na, etc) in body 2. Regulate pH in blood 3. Regulate blood pressure 4. Regulate blood volume 5. Removing metabolic wastes (chemicals produces by chemical reactions in the body are excreted). This is the least important of the kidney’s functions. You can survive for a few weeks without excreting waste products in the urine, but hour...

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Swim Bladders

Species with Swim Bladders Swim bladders are only found in ray-finned fish or bony fish. In the embryonic stages, some species lose their swim bladders, mostly bottom dwellers like the weather fish. Other fish like the Opah and the Pomfret use their pectoral fins to swim and balance the weight of the head to keep a horizontal position. The normally bottom dwelling sea robin can use their pectoral fins to produce lift while swimming. The cartilaginous fish (sharks and rays) and lobe-finned fish...

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Continuous Bladder Irrigation

Continuous Bladder Irrigation (CBI) Pre-Test 1. What is the purpose of continuous bladder irrigation (CBI)? (select all that apply) a) To flush the bladder with normal saline to prevent or treat clot formation b) To instill medications such as antibiotics for treating bladder infections 2. What equipment is used for CBI? (select all that apply) a) Sterile NS for irrigation (3000ml bags) b) Irrigation tubing c) IV Pole d) Foley (3-way) ...

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Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence Jordin Lang West Coast University Urinary Incontinence is defined as leakage of urine that is involuntary. Stress Urinary Incontinence is involuntary urine leakage that is due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. It is most commonly found to be a greater problem in women. Estimates say that upwards of 35% of women 65 and older experience some form of urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence is an involuntary loss of urine that happens because of physical activity...

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Urinary Incontinence and Employee Health Nurse

 ​A nurse is caring for a client with a spinal cord injury. What are possible causes of autonomic dysreflexia that the nurse should monitor for? distended bladder (most common), fecal impaction, cold stress or drafts on lower part of body, tight clothing, undiagnosed injury or illness. A nurse is caring for a client who has just undergone a craniotomy for a supratentorial tumor. Which of the following postoperative prescriptions should the nurse clarify with the provider? A. Dexamethasone (Decadron)...

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Urinary Research Questions

Urinary Research Questions 1. A. Bladder Neck Obstruction – A condition in which the bladder neck does not open appropriately or completely during voiding. Symptoms caused by PBNO include storage symptoms (frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, nocturia) and voiding symptoms (decreased force of stream, hesitancy, incomplete emptying). B. Hematuria – The presence of blood in the urine. Some things that can cause hematuria are cancer of the kidney or bladder, inflammation of the kidney, urethra...

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Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection or UTI is an infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract. Your urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body. Urinary tract infections can have different names, depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected. The infection can be in the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or the urethra. If the infection is in the bladder it is called cystitis or a bladder infection. If the infection is in the kidneys is it called pyelonephritis...

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Urinary Lab

reabsorption and secretion. Filtration occurs in the glomerulus of the kidney where blood pressure forces water, ions and other materials small enough to go through the filtration slits out of the blood and into the surrounding capsule (refer to Exercise: Urinary System) for a review of the anatomy). Filtration removes both essential and non-essential materials from the blood. Solutes and water still needed by the body are reabsorbed into the blood in the renal tubule. Movement of materials occurs in both...

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

or sometimes virtually complete, obstruction of the urethra which interferes the normal flow of urine. It leads to symptoms of urinary hesitancy, frequent urination, increased risk of urinary tract infections and urinary retention. Although prostate specific antigen levels may be elevated in these patients because of increased organ volume and inflammation due to urinary tract infections, BPH is not considered to be a premalignant lesion. Adenomatous prostatic growth is believed to begin at approximately...

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Interstitial Cystitis: a Little Known Disabling Disease

that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms can vary from person to person and even in the same individual. People experience discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the bladder and pelvic area. Symptoms may include an urgent need to urinate (urgency), a frequent need to urinate (frequency), or a combination of these symptoms. Pain may change in intensity as the bladder fills with urine or as it empties. Women's symptoms...

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