DB3 Original Post
Write a real or fictitious story using at least 3 medical terms from the assigned chapters in this module.
Please see attached the instructions and the chapter and words to be used.
Has at least 3 different terms from different root words from the chapters in the module (attached).
These terms must be in bold and underlined, used in a sentence but are
not defined (do not use common use terms such as heart, ankle,
cholesterol, pacemaker, chronic, throat, etc) Address every part of the
instructions in a substantive manner Length and Word Count Type word
count at the end of the post. It should not include teacher instructions
Minimum of 150 words in grammatically correct sentences, relating to
content, not including bold subtitles.
(Note: Doing a word count: On a
Word document, highlight the paragraph, go to the review tab, and click
the icon that says Word Count) Grammar and mechanics Including spelling,
punctuation, and format
Reference in APA format The original post must
have at least one reference at the end. If using the textbook as a
reference, an additional reference must be provided. All references must
be in APA 7 format (see attached example).
SAME THING, but with flashcard 4
Write a real or fictitious story using at least 3 medical terms from the assigned chapters in this module. use flash card 4
DB 3: Write A Story And DB 4
In his one-year role as an assistant obstetrician in St. Pearl healthcare centre, Doctor Bernard had never encountered such a life-threatening emergency. That Friday afternoon, a woman was rushed into the unit by a man who appeared to be her husband. After further solicitation, Dr.Bernard was informed that the woman, Mrs Adrian, was five weeks pregnant, and she had been brought to the hospital after multiple complaints about feeling tired, anxious, experiencing high body temperatures, nausea, and severe pain in the upper stomach. The supervising obstetrician had attended an emergency meeting in the hospital, and Dr Bernard knew that this would be his first case to undertake in the absence of his senior physician.
After introducing himself to Mrs Adrian, Dr.Bernard proceeded to review the patient’s vital signs to identify essential information that would help determine her condition. Most notably, the assistant obstetrician discovered that the patient exhibited tachycardia, which led to uncontrolled tachypnea. Furthermore, the patient had reported prolonged cases of tiredness, pain in the upper stomach, and anxiousness. At first, Dr.Bernard thought the symptoms could be a result of hormonal changes that occur during normal pregnancy. However, after further review, he realized that the patient’s heartbeat was more than 100beats per minute, a clear indication of sinus tachycardia.
During his one year of medical practice, Dr.Bernard had never encountered a pregnant woman suffering from hyperthyroidism. Yet, the signs reported by the patient and those recorded by the nurse suggested the prevalence of the condition. To ascertain his prognosis, the obstetrician requested a thyroid function test on the patient to help diagnose the presence of thyroid dysfunction (Schneider et al., 2018). Additionally, an endoscopy was required to aid in the diagnosis of stomach ulcers. Also, a prenatal test was requested to ensure that the fetus was unharmed by the mother’s condition.
When Mrs Adrian was brought to the hospital, Dr Bernard was uncertain of the underlying medical condition since the patient exhibited multiple syndromes. However, the laboratory results came back positive for hyperthyroidism. These results were a source of concern for the obstetrician, not only because of the condition’s uncommonness among pregnant women but due to its associated risks such as maternal and fetal complications (Moleti et al., 2019). Dr.Bernard recognized that failure to manage the condition properly would expose the fetus and its mother to multiple health risks.
The other alarming aspect of the results was that the fetus’s image could not be viewed through ultrasonography. After further blood tests, it was determined that Mrs Adrian had an ectopic pregnancy, which made it difficult for the baby’s image to be detected through an ultrasound. Based on his medical knowledge, Dr.Bernard knew that the chances of fetal survival in an ectopic pregnancy were minimal. Furthermore, the obstetrician recognized that the pregnancy posed a significant risk of hemorrhage on the mother in instances of the rapturing of the fallopian tube.
For once in his medical practice, Dr.Bernard was faced with a dilemma- he did not know whether to rely on the 1-2% fetal survival rate in ectopic pregnancy or prescribe an early termination to save Mrs Adrian’s life. Besides, hyperthyroidism medications, such as methimazole, would adversely affect the fetus. To overcome this dilemma, Dr.Bernard decided to seek the advice of the supervising obstetrician who had just joined the team after the meeting. Mrs Adrian and her husband were also involved in decision-making after being informed about the risks of the pregnancy. After a 20-minutes discussion, all parties involved agreed that the pregnancy was nonviable, and that termination through surgery would be the only option to save the mother’s life.
Moleti, M., Mauro, M.D., Sturniolo, G., Russo, M., & Vermiglio, F. (2019). Hyperthyroidism in the pregnant woman: Maternal and fetal aspects. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology, 16(2019), 1-7. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jcte.2019.100190
Schneider, C., Feller, M., Bauer, D.C., Collet, T., Da-Costa, B.R., … & Rodondi, N. (2018). Initial evaluation of thyroid dysfunction- Are simultaneous TSH and Ft4 tests necessary? PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0196631. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196631