Posted: March 1st, 2017
1/ Mr. Jackson comes to the emergency room with a minor wound that has bled for several days. An examination of his medical history reveals that Mr. Jackson has hemophilia, which is caused by a deficiency of factor VIII. Your co-worker suggests that you give Mr. Jackson, some platelets to stop the bleeding. Will this help your patient? Why or why not? 2/ The drug Diamox is sometimes used to treat mountain sickness. Diamox inhibits the action of carbonic anhydrase in the PCT. Polyuria is a side effect associated with this medication. Why does polyuria occur? 3/ It is important to donate blood. How much blood do individuals generally donate? How long does it take for the donor’s blood to get back to normal? Explain.
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