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The underlying cause of the adrenal gland destruction in this patient probably is either tuberculosis or malignancy serophene 50 mg discount. Because the patient is hypovolemic purchase 100mg serophene mastercard, probably as a result of the use of diuretics, volume replacement with isotonic saline is the best ini- tial therapy. Hyponatremia caused by thiazide diuretics can occur by several mechanisms, including volume depletion. In a patient with hyponatremia due to the infusion of excessive hypotonic solution, the serum osmolality should be low. The kidneys in responding normally should attempt to retain sodium and excrete water; hence, the urine sodium concentration should be low, and the urine osmolality should be low. When the infusion of hypotonic solution is used, the serum potassium level will also be low. This is in contrast to a situation of mineralocorticoid deficiency in which the sodium level will be decreased and potassium level may be elevated. Similarly, hyperaldosteronism can lead to hypertension and hypokalemia (Conn syndrome). Clinical Pearls ➤ Hyponatremia almost always occurs by impairment of free water excretion. Criteria include euvolemic patient, serum hypoosmolarity, urine that is not maximally dilute (osmolality >150-200 mmol/L), urine sodium more than 20 mmol/L, and normal adrenal and thyroid function. Patients with severe symptoms, such as coma or seizures, should be treated with hypertonic (3%) saline. This page intentionally left blank Case 6 A 42-year-old man is brought to the emergency room by ambulance after a sudden onset of severe retrosternal chest pain that began an hour ago while he was at home mowing the lawn. It was not relieved by three doses of sublingual nitroglycerin administered by the paramedics while en route to the hospital. He is a basketball coach at a local high school, and is usually physically very active. On physical examination, he is a tall man with long arms and legs who appears uncomfortable and diaphoretic; he is lying on the stretcher with his eyes closed. He is afebrile, with a heart rate of 118 bpm, and blood pressure of 156/100 mm Hg in the right arm and 188/94 mm Hg in the left arm. His chest is clear to auscultation bilaterally, and incidental note is made of pectus excavatum.

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Most therapists will assess the client in out of a chair or other familiar movement patterns purchase 25mg serophene with visa. However cheap serophene 25 mg on line, consideration of motor will always move towards its position of strength Chapter 9 • Rehabilitation and Re-education (Movement) Approaches 347 (Chek 2001b). It is not based on the idea that the spine The healthy spine has 6° of freedom (flexion- should always remain in neutral, simply that in neu- extension in three planes and translation in three trality should be where the spine should be at its planes). Once again, This concept is supported by research from Richard- the point of the matter is that if the spine is not able son et al (1999) demonstrating that the transversus to maintain itself in an optimal alignment, its owner abdominis activates most effectively with the lumbo- simply will not ever reach their full performance pelvic region in ‘neutral’. According to Schaefer (1987), the optimal anteropos- Kapandji (1974) described how the Delmas index terior angulation of the spine should be in the region calculates that if the spine has either too much or too of 30–35°. Other researchers, such as Neumann (2002), little curve, this will disrupt the optimal transfer of suggest slight variations on these figures – but, in the load. Of course disruption in this way will result in main, these are due to methodological differences or increased injury risk and decreased performance. In through the facets (and facet compartments) – the those with low back pain, 96% were found to have minor posterior pillars. However, Bogduk (1997) and Adams et al (2002) also describe of the asymptomatic group, 76% of them had a poste- weight-bearing through the spine and indicate that rior disc herniation. None of these individuals was in some early research suggested that the zygapophy- any pain or had any awareness of their dysfunction. Just because have suggested that the facet joints can bear up to something is normal (forward head posture or upper 40% of the applied load, while other research has crossed syndrome are also good examples) does not suggested that, in the lumbar spine at least, the facet mean it is functional. We know, clinically, that poste- surface orientation means that no weight can be rior disc bulge is most commonly associated with a borne through these structures (Bogduk 1997). Hence it is However, the L4–5 and L5–S1 facets – the levels most likely that approximately three-quarters of the group commonly injured – are orientated in a position to assessed by Boos et al (1995) had a flattened lumbar weight-bear. This is not functional, but is the norm amongst facet joints to participate in weight-bearing, an aber- sedentary populations. A clinical epidemiological studies demonstrate that individuals example of just such an aberration may be the lower with seated (Western seated posture) occupations crossed syndrome.

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