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Signs and Symptoms of Uraemia


Published: 06 June 2019

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Ausmed Explains... Signs and Symptoms of Uraemia

Signs and symptoms of the uraemic effects on the body:

  • Neurological system: this would be apathy, lethargy, impaired cognition, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, a decreased level of consciousness and even seizures and coma.
  • Respiratory system: pulmonary oedema, pleuritis and Kussmaul’s respirations.
  • Cardiovascular system: oedema, hypertension and coronary artery disease.
  • Gastrointestinal system: anorexia, nausea and vomiting, gastroenteritis, abdominal pain, hiccups or peptic ulcers.
  • Renal system: oliguria, proteinuria, haematuria, nucturia and anuria.

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8 Total Rating(s)

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Dianne Chand
09 Aug 2019

Short, quick and highlighted some important points.

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Saras verma
30 Jun 2019

as per reflection

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Lynda O'Maley
24 Jun 2019

A quick summary of symptoms beyond the usual urine infection signs that involve respiratory,cardiovascular,gastrointestinal.

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Karen Innes
23 Jun 2019

Two boxes obscure the edges of the presentation, making it difficult to see all the information on each slide. Otherwise, a concise snippet of information that is easily digested. Very clear and useful in nursing survey of client's.

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Sharon Russell
17 Jun 2019

Short and precise, to reiterate existing knowledge.

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Dallas Coutts
17 Jun 2019

Perhaps include any interventions to decrease discomfort.

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Tracey Phillips
16 Jun 2019

Basic but to the point

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Catherine Papadopoulos
15 Jun 2019

Brief overview of issue good quick resource

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Susan Lesmond
15 Jun 2019

Interesting and informative, highly relevant article.