Flashcards in Acute Glomerular Nephritis Deck (14):
What is the best indicator of renal function?
The serum creatinine
AGN has poor prognosi (T/F)
False, the vast majority of all clients recover completely from it
How can AGN be prevented?
By having all sore throat cultured for strep and treating any strep infectios
What is the most important intervention in treating AGN?
Bedrest- they can walk if hematuria, edema, hypertension are gone.
Wha is the most common dietary restrictions for AGN?
Moderate sodium restrictions. Fluid restriction is #2 if edema is severe
What are the urinalysis finding in AGN?
Hematuria, usually found only in diseases ending in -itis,
Proteinuria +3 to +4
Specific gravity up
How long after strep infection does AGN develop?
2 to 3 weeks after initial infection
What organism causes acute glomerular nephritis?
Group A beta hemolytic strep
How do you asses fluid excess in the child with AGN?
What happens to the kidney in AGN?
It become clogged with antigen-antibody complexes which then can cause inflammation and loss of function.
How often are vital sign measurements are taken in AGN?
q4h with blood pressure
Will the client have hypo or hypertension with AGN? Why?
Hypetenstion, because of fluid retention
What are the first signs of AGN?
Puffiness of face, dark urine