Case Study Discussion Questions

Case Studies

Each student will be assigned two of the case studies below.

Your post should contain: initial page, abstract, introduction, case presentation management, discussions and conclusions, etc.

You NEED TO post graphics from online sources. You are expected to provide 3 references for all the information cited in less than 5 years. All cases in APA style.

Discussion Questions

  1. Relate history to the diagnosis. What risk factors are present, and how does each predispose to disease?
  2. Explain the cause of the disease in this patient.
  3. How could this disease have been prevented in this patient?
  4. Discuss the complications that might develop in this patient.
  5. Discuss the treatments available to the patient.
  6. What is the probable prognosis for this patient?

Case Study # 1:

Linda, a 61-year-old woman discovers a lump in her breast. She visits her gynecologist who orders a biopsy, which reveals the presence of malignant cells. The woman is married, with one child who was born when she was 32. She reports that she breastfed her child for the first three months then switched to formula. She had her first period at the age of 14 and entered menopause at age 55. She smoked as a teenager but quit after a few years. She is about 40 pounds overweight and reports that she tends to eat fast food for lunch most weekdays. Her mother also had breast cancer. She has two younger sisters, but neither of them has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

 

Case Study # 2:  

Johnny, a six-year-old child, is brought to the emergency room by his parents.  They report that about two weeks ago he had a severe sore throat and has never fully recovered. He complains of abdominal discomfort, and he is always tired. They have noticed that he has gained noticeable weight in the last few days, his abdomen and genitalia are swollen, and his urine is brownish. Blood pressure is 180/105, and blood tests show strep antibodies, hypoalbuminemia,  and uremia. Urine tests reveal moderate proteinuria, hematuria and red cell casts.  He is diagnosed with acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.

 

 

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