Symptomatic Anemia Case Study

Symptomatic Anemia
A case study of a female patient with symptomatic anemia.
# 148755 | 1,331 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | KE
Published on Nov 05, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper outlines the history of a female patient with symptomatic anemia and her previous medical background and offers an analysis of her condition. The paper then discusses the relevant nursing practice from diagnosis to remedy measures.

Client's profile
Patient's History
Patient's Previous Medical Background
Client Condition Analysis
Nursing Process

From the Paper:

"Nursing intervention is of utmost importance in patients with symptomatic anemia. The nurse is to monitor the patient's ability to perform common tasks or daily chores. To observe changes in balance or gait interruptions plus body weaknesses. Advice a patient to stay in quiet environments and bed rests. The nurse also serves to give medications as prescribed by the doctor. A nurse will offer recommended care help with activities or ambulation as required, enabling the patient do more exercises. The nurse also recommended that, the patient undergo full-differential diagnosis of pancytopenia. Meanwhile, from the nurses understanding, she advised that the patient repeatedly required continuous blood transfusion. A review of the patient's bone marrow was necessary to ascertain the cause of the patient's illness. The review would help establish maturation or morphology of the three lineages as well as some of the cells contained in the haematopoietic lineage (Bain, 2006).
"The discoveries in the bone marrow pointed that hypocelluraty at 20% low, increased number of blast cells, and lack of ringed sideroblasts. This does not support classical MDS. However, hypoplastic or myelodsplatic anemia is likely to be overlapping with aplastic anemia. Another intricate diagnostic option in a person with hypocelullar marrow is paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Through analyzing, the other possibilities that were mentioned earlier are eliminated before establishing the most accurate diagnosis and concluding the therapeutic strategy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bain, J. B. (2006). Blood cells: A practical guide. Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Bokemeyer, C., & Ludwig, H. (2005). Anaemia in cancer. Norfolk UK: Elsevier Ltd.
  • Grundy, M. (2006). Nursing in Haematological Oncology. London: Harcourt Publishers.
  • Rosenbaum, E. H. (2008). Anemia Causes and Treatment. Cancer Supportive Survivorship Care, Updated on 15 July 2008. Retrieved from

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