Pediatric Renal and Urinary Disorders : Nursing Course


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Nephrotic Syndrome does not consist of:

Increased urine output

Rationale: Urine output is decreased because the kidneys aren't functioning properly. The urine will also be dark and frothy due to the build-up of the waste.


You are assigned to the genitourinary ward and you see your pediatric patient has had an antistreptolysin O titer drawn. You suspect the patient may have:

glomerulonephritis

Rationale: Strep bacteria is a common cause of glomerulonephritis and the ASO titer test may help determine if this is in fact a cause.


A diet low in sodium is not necessarily appropriate for:

Enuresis

Rationale:

When a child has hypospadias, their urethra:

Is located at the bottom of their penis

Rationale:

For a child with a stent as treatment for epispadias, the following should be included in the parents instructions:

Tub baths should be avoided until stent is removed

Rationale:

When a child is diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, the caregiver should be asked if the child has had what illness in the past 2-3 weeks:

Strep throat

Rationale:

Corticosteroid therapy, immunosuppressant therapy and albumin therapy are correct interventions for children with nephrotic syndrome but the following therapy is not appropriate:

IV fluid therapy

Rationale:

A key sign of nephrotic syndrome in a child is:

Periorbital edema

Rationale:

The following intervention is very important for a child with bladder exstrophy:

Preventing the bladder from drying

Rationale:

Treatment for cryptorchidism is done by the age of:

2 years

Rationale:

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