UTI & Renal Failure

DB #3 UTI & Renal Failure

Mrs. Yu: Adult Urinary Tract Infection, Renal Failure

Mrs. Yu is a 39 y/o Korean American female with past medical history of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (DMT1), Hypertension (HTN), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) & is legally blind.  She comes to the clinic today for a follow-up visit. You have not cared for her before, but your colleague who is her Health Care Provider is off, so you have been assigned to follow-up with her.


You review her chart before seeing her.  She was seen in the Health Clinic 12 days ago & treated for a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).  She was put on levofloxacin (Levaquin) 750 mg PO for a 10 day course.  She was instructed to return after completing the antibiotic for a follow-up urinalysis & culture. She had no known drug allergies.  Her home medications include: Lisinopril 20 mg PO daily, HCTZ 25 mg PO daily, Lantus 60 units SQ BID, Humalog Insulin 10 units SQ with each meal, & Multivitamin daily.


Assessment today:

Vital Signs:  BP 164/96, HR 94, RR 20, POX 93% RA, Temp 97.8

Physical Assessment: Neuro A& O x3; Lungs clear; Heart Sounds regular, S1,S2, no murmurs appreciated; Abd soft, nontender, nondistended, bowel sounds +; Extremities PP+, scant pedal edema.


Labs & a urinalysis/culture are sent & you ask Mrs. Yu to wait for the results.

  • NA 149, K 6.1, BUN 68, Cr 4.8, Cr Clearance 36; glucose 156
  • WBC 6.2; Hgb 10.9; Hct 32.2; Plt 229
  • Urinalysis: no nitrates; no leukocyte esterase; specific gravity 1.430; bacteria none
  • Urine Culture: Pending

4-Review the pathophysiology of what you consider the priority diagnosis? Support your decision for your diagnosis.

  1. -There are several abnormal lab findings.  Explain why they are abnormal.
  2. -Which abnormal lab is the most life threatening & why?


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