Assignment: Immunosuppressive Regimen
Assignment: Immunosuppressive Regimen
create a Powerpoint presentation, narrated in Kaltura, on Human Papillomavirus
1. In each presentation, a student must discuss the following:
· Pathophysiology, epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical assessment findings for the assigned topic
· A minimum of three (3) differential diagnoses, listed
· Typical clinical assessment findings for each assigned topic, in detail
· Any applicable diagnostic studies to confirm the diagnosis of the assigned topic. If not applicable, discuss why)
· Prevention (if not applicable, discuss why)
· Treatment including non-pharmacologic management and pharmacologic management (if not applicable, discuss why)
· Patient and/or family education
· Discuss best practices for optimal outcomes
2. The overall presentation must meet the following requirements:
· The presentation should be interesting, professional, and focused to the topic
· Lab coat and name tag/badge must be worn
· Visual aids should be included (i.e., pictures, charts, graphics, mindmap, algorithm, etc.)
· Utilize a minimal of six peer-reviewed scholarly articles from Chamberlain Online Library and/or current evidence-based clinical guidelines to support your findings.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Why was this patient placed on immunosuppressive therapy?
2. Why was the Meckel scan ordered for this patient?
3. What are the clinical differences and treatment options for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease? (always on boards)
4. What is prognosis for patients with IBD and what are the follow up recommendations for managing disease?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The patient is an 11-year-old girl who has been complaining of intermittent right lower
quadrant pain and diarrhea for the past year. She is small for her age. Her physical
examination indicates some mild right lower quadrant tenderness and fullness.
Hemoglobin (Hgb), 8.6 g/dL (normal: >12 g/dL)
Hematocrit (Hct), 28% (normal: 31%-43%)
Vitamin B12 level, 68 pg/mL (normal: 100-700 pg/mL)
Meckel scan, No evidence of Meckel diverticulum
D-Xylose absorption, 60 min: 8 mg/dL (normal: >15-20 mg/dL)
120 min: 6 mg/dL (normal: >20 mg/dL)
Lactose tolerance, No change in glucose level (normal: >20 mg/dL rise in
Small bowel series, Constriction of multiple segments of the small intestine
The child’s small bowel series is compatible with Crohn disease of the small intestine.
Intestinal absorption is diminished, as indicated by the abnormal D-xylose and lactose
tolerance tests. Absorption is so bad that she cannot absorb vitamin B12. As a result, she has
vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. She was placed on an aggressive immunosuppressive
regimen, and her condition improved significantly. Unfortunately, 2 years later she
experienced unremitting obstructive symptoms and required surgery. One year after surgery,
her gastrointestinal function was normal, and her anemia had resolved. Her growth status
matched her age group. Her absorption tests were normal, as were her B12 levels. Her
immunosuppressive drugs were discontinued, and she is doing well.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
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