Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Understanding & PT Role in various diseases & disorders

Define Hemochromatosis An autosomal recessive hereditary disorder characterized by excessive iron absorption by small intestine
Define Anemia An abnormality of quality or quantity of blood
Define Sickle-cell Disease Refers to a group of inherited, autosomal recessive disorders in which RBCs are crescent/sickle shaped instead of biconcave
Define Hemophilia A bleeding disorder inherited as sex-linked autosomal recessive trait, abnormality of plasma clotting proteins
Define Thrombocytopenia An increase in number of circulating platelets, caused by inadequate platelet production from bone marrow & spleen
An increase in INTRAvascular fluid will lead to... CHF, increased pulse, & increased respiration
A decrease in INTRAvascular fluid will lead to... Decreased BP, increased pulse & increased respiration
An increase in EXTRAvascular fluid will lead to... Edema, Ascites, Pleural Effusion
A decrease in EXTRAvascular fluid will lead to... Decreased skin turgor & fatigue
Define Upper Urinary Tract Infection An infection of the urinary tract located at kidney & ureters
Define Lower Urinary Tract An infection of urinary tract located at bladder & urethra
Define Functional Incontinence Person has normal urine control but is unwilling or has difficulty reaching toilet in time bc of muscle/joint dysfuntion or environmental barriers
Define Stress Incontinence Loss of urine due to activities that increase intraabdominal pressure such as coughing, lifting, or laughing
Define Urge Incontinence The sudden unexpected urge to urinate & the uncontrolled loss of urine; often related to reduced bladder capacity, detrusor instability, or hypersensitive bladder
Define Overflow Incontinence The constant leaking of urine from a bladder that is full but unable to empty
List Reasons for Overflow Incontinence Anatomic obstruction (ie-prostate enlargement) Neurogenic bladder (ie-SCI)
Define Interstitial Cystitis Complex, chronic disorder characterized by inflamed or irritated bladder wall
Define Pyelonephritis an infectious, inflammatory disease involving the kidney parenchyma and renal pelvis
Define Dialysis Dysequilibrium Result of drastic changes at beginning of dialysis; S&S include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, HA, & seizures
Define Dialysis Dementia Result of chronic tx; S&S include cerebral dysfunction, speech difficulties, mental confusion, seizures & occasionally death
PT Role in Management of pt receiving Dialysis... Record vitals while pt exercising Do NOT take BP at shunt site Avoid trauma to peritoneal catheters
Define Type I Diabetes Decrease in size & number of Islet cells of pancreas resulting in inadequate production of insulin
Define Type II Diabetes Characterized by a gradual increase in peripheral insulin resistance with an insulin-secretory defect that varies in severity
In which type of Diabetes are pts considered Insulin Dependent? Type I Diabetes
Which type of Diabetes are pt's at risk for if they are obese adults? Type II Diabetes
Signs of Hyperglycemia CNS changes: irritability, HA, blurred vision, slurred speech, difficulty concentrating, confusion, incoordination Sympathetic: diaphoresis, pallor, piloerection, tachycardia, shakiness, hunger
List Classic Signs & Symptoms of DM Hyperglycemia, Glycosuria, Polyuria, Polydipsia, Polyphagia & wt loss, fatigue
Clinical signs & symptoms of Hyperglycemia CNS changes; confusion, diminished reflexes, paresthia,Fruity odor to breath, weakness, complaint of thirst, rapid weak pulse, rapid deep inspirations
What is the leading cause of blindness in ages 20-74? Diabetes
What is the leading cause of non-traumatic LE amputation and End-stage Renal disease? Diabetes
A pt with DM should NOT exercise when... Blood glucose levels are high (at or near 250mg/dL) OR Urine test is positive for ketones
What is considered the most common pathological hormone deficiency? Hypothyroidism
Define Cretinism Congenital Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism Nervousness, Hyperreflexia, wt loss, hunger, heat intolerance, palpitations, bounding pulse, tachycardia, diarrhea, increase metabolic processes, possible exercise intolerance
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Wt gain, increased appetite, lethargy & fatigue, Low BP, cold intolerance, dry skin & hair, goiter, possible exercise intolerance/exercise induced myalgia, reduced CO
Define Acromegaly Result of increased & unregulated growth hormone (GH) production, usually cause by GH-secreting pituitary tumor
Signs & Symptoms of Acromegaly Acral growth;enlargement of facial bone structure, enlarged hands & feet; visceral outgrowth macroglossia, enlarged heart mm, thyroid, liver, kidney; insulin antagonism, nitrogen retention, increased risk colon polyps/tumor
Adrenal Hypofunction is also referred to as... Addson's Disease
Excessive production of Androgens is also known as... Adrenal Virilism
Excessive secretion of Glucocorticosteroids is also known as... Cushing's Syndrome
Excessive Aldosterone production is known as... Hyperaldosteronism
Define Adrenal Crisis Medical Emergency: characterized by profound asthenia, severe pains in abdomen, lower back, legs, peripheral vascular compromise & eventual renal shutdown
Signs & Symptoms of Adrenal Virilism Hirsutism, baldness, acne, deepening of voice, amenorrhea, atrophy of uterus, clitoral hypertrophy, decreased breast size increased muscularity (occurs in men & women)
Signs & Symptoms of Cushing's Syndrome "moon face" & "buffalo hump", muscle wasting & weakness, truncal obesity, HTN, thin/atrophic skin with poor wound healing, osteoporosis, glucose intolerance, psychiatric disturbances
List common clinical causes for fluid & electrolyte imbalances Burns, surgery, DM, malignancy, acute alcoholism, socioeconomic status, dehydration, edema, fatigue, BP changes, CHF
PT role in Complex Disorders (CRPS, Fibromyalgia etc.) Increase function, improve sleep thru relaxation techniques, energy conservation, ergonomic education, decrease pain & fatigue, soft-tissue & joints mobs, carefully controlled, graded exercises, lifestyle modifications esp to reduce stress
Created by: zimrizzle
Popular Physical Therapy sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards