Mechanisms of Kidney Function

 

Respond to the question using the lessons and vocabulary found in the readings. Support your answers with examples and research. Your responses should clarify your understanding of the topic. They should be your own, original, and free from plagiarism. Follow APA format for writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources.

Overview of the Mechanisms of Kidney Function

Ms. Cornwall is admitted with pyelonephritis. She has chills, and her temperature is 101°F. She is complaining of flank pain, frequency, and dysuria. Her urine has white blood cell casts and shows growth of Escherichia coli (E. coli).

Based on the above scenario, answer the following questions:

1.     Why does she have bacteria and white blood cell casts in her urine? Include the pathophysiological response of body for your analysis.

2.     What are the differences when comparing prerenal acute renal injury, intrarenal acute renal injury, and postrenal acute renal injury? Give examples of each and pathological processes related to each disease process.

 

Reference should be from 2014 till date. Also this textbook should be part of the reference McCance K., L., & Huether, S., E. (2018). Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children(8th ed.) St Louis, MO: Mosby Inc; ISBN-13: 978-0323583473

 

 

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