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Module 08 Case Study: Urinary System and Electrolyte/Acid-Base/pH Balance
Each question is worth 1 point, unless otherwise noted.
I Got To Micturate: Part I—"Mini Case Studies" Questions

Case 1: Frank Johnson

1. How does the urinary system relate to sexual function in males? How does the prostate relate to the bladder infections in males?
The reproductive system in the male is closely intertwined with the urinary system, both functionally and anatomically. The male reproductive system is so closely linked with the urinary tract, that urinary health is important for optimum sexual health in the male. When the prostrate is enlarged it can cause a urinary bladder infection in males.

2. On Frank’s follow up examination, what are some
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What effect would this have on your cells?
The environment would be hypotonic, because the surrounding environment of the cell has the excess of water. Because there is more water outside the cell, it will try to move into the cell in which case it would cause the cells to swell and eventually burst.

2. What types of symptoms did Jennifer, Cassandra, and James have in common? Which organ or tissue seems to have been most affected?
The common symptoms were dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The brain seems to be affected the most in these cases.

3. Keeping in mind your answers to questions 1 and 2, what do you think the immediate cause of death was for Jennifer, Cassandra, and James?
I believe their immediate cause of death was water intoxication, which caused intercranial pressure of the brain.

4. If you suspected that a patient’s symptoms were caused by the condition suffered by Jennifer, Cassandra, and James, what kinds of test would you run to confirm your suspicions?
I would run a blood and urine test to confirm my suspicions as well as take a look at their medical history and their story of when they began to feel like and what they were doing before. I would also possibly order an MRI to see if there are any signs of brain swelling.

5. Once you knew the cause of their symptoms, what kind of emergency treatment might you try for a patient