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Flashcards in Acute Glomerular Nephritis Deck (14):
1

What is the best indicator of renal function?

The serum creatinine

2

AGN has poor prognosi (T/F)

False, the vast majority of all clients recover completely from it

3

How can AGN be prevented?

By having all sore throat cultured for strep and treating any strep infectios

4

What is the most important intervention in treating AGN?

Bedrest- they can walk if hematuria, edema, hypertension are gone.

5

Wha is the most common dietary restrictions for AGN?

Moderate sodium restrictions. Fluid restriction is #2 if edema is severe

6

What are the urinalysis finding in AGN?

Hematuria, usually found only in diseases ending in -itis,
Proteinuria +3 to +4
Specific gravity up

7

How long after strep infection does AGN develop?

2 to 3 weeks after initial infection

8

What organism causes acute glomerular nephritis?

Group A beta hemolytic strep

9

How do you asses fluid excess in the child with AGN?

Daily weight

10

What happens to the kidney in AGN?

It become clogged with antigen-antibody complexes which then can cause inflammation and loss of function.

11

How often are vital sign measurements are taken in AGN?

q4h with blood pressure

12

Will the client have hypo or hypertension with AGN? Why?

Hypetenstion, because of fluid retention

13

What are the first signs of AGN?

Puffiness of face, dark urine

14

Is dietary protein limited in AGN?

Not usually-however if there is severe azotemia then it may be restricted-- azotemia means nitrogenous waste in the blood-increased creatinine, BUN