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Urinary System

Diagnostic Procedures- Lauren Draper

The insetion of a sterile catheter throught the urethra and into the urinary bladder. Most commonly performed to withdraw urine, relieve urinary retention pressures, or prevent incontinence during surgical procedures. Catheterization
the visual examination of the urinary bladder using a cystoscope Cystoscopy
a radiographic study of the kidneys and ureters in which iodine is injected into a vein as a contrast medium to define these structures more clearly Intravenous Pyelogram
a radiographic study of these structures without the use of a contrast medium KUB
the radiographic visualization of the urinary tract with the use of a contrast medium Intravenous Urography
Traces the action of the kidney as it processes and excretes dye injected into the bloodstream Excretory Urography
a radiograph of the urinary system taken after dye has been placed in the urethra through a sterile catheter and caused to flow upward through the urinary tract. Retrograde Urography
a radiographic examination of the bladder after instillation of a contrast medium via a urethral catheter Cystography
a fluoroscope is used to examine the flow of urine from the bladder and through the urethra Voiding Cystourethrography
the examination of urine to determine the presence of abnormal elements Urinalysis
medications administered to increase urine secretion to rid the body of excess soidum and water Diuretics
a procedure to remove waste products from the blood of partients whose kidneys no londer function Dialysis
filters waste products from the patient's blood Hemodialysis
the lining of the peritoneal cavity acts as the filter to remove waste from the blood Peritoneal Dialysis
provides ongoing dialysis as the patientgoes about his daily activites. In this procedure, a dialysate solution is instilled froma plastic container worn under the patient's clothing. Every six to eight hours, the used solution is drained back into this Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Uses a machine to cycle the dialysate fluid during the night while the patient sleeps Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis
the grafting of a donor kidney into the body to replace the recipient's failed kidneys Renal Transplant
the freeing of a kidney from adhesions Nephrolysis
the surgical fixation of a floating kidney Nephropexy
the establishment of an opening between the pelvis of the kidney through its cortex to the exterior of the body Nephrostomy
the surgical repair of the renal pelvis Pyeloplasty
a surgical incision into the renal pelvis Pyelotomy
the destruction of a kidney stone with the use of ultrasonic waves traveling through water Lithotripsy
the surgical removal of a kidney stone through an incision in the kidney Nephrolithotomy
the surgical removal of a ureter Ureterectomy
the surgical repair of a ureter Ureteroplasty
the suturing of a ureter Ureterorrrhaphy
an indwelling catheter placed into the bladder through a small incision made through the abdominal wall just above Suprapubic Catheter
Created by: LaurenD