Case study week 1 assignment

  

Case Study:

A mother brings her 6-month-old daughter to the HCP for evaluation of possible colic. The mother says the baby has had many episodes of crying after eating and, despite having a good appetite, is not gaining weight. The mother says the baby’s belly “gets all swollen sometimes.” The mother says the baby tastes “salty” when the mother kisses the baby. Further workup reveals a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. The mother relates that her 23-month-old son has had multiple episodes of “chest congestion” and was hospitalized once for pneumonia. The mother wants to know what cystic fibrosis is and she also wants to know if she should have any more children. 

For your initial post, please post an explanation of the disease highlighted in the scenario you were provided. Include the following in your explanation:

  • The role genetics plays in the disease.
  • Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described.
  • The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response occurred.
  • The cells that are involved in this process.
  • How another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) would change your response.

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft Word™ to create the written assessment. 

Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be limited to a maximum of 1000 words. 

A minimum of three (3) scholarly research/literature references must be used. CDC or other web sources may be utilized but are not counted towards the three minimum references required. Your course text may be used as an additional resource but is not included in the three minimum scholarly references.

APA format current edition.

Include scholarly in-text references and a reference list.

Do not write in the first person (such as “me” “I”)

Follow submission requirements.

Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included. Organize the paper using the rubric sections and appropriate headings to match the sections.

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

The title page, running head, the body of the paper, and the reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the current edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

A minimum of three (3) scholarly literature references must be used. **See above section on “Preparing the Paper”

textbook

 McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.  

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