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A nurse reviews the medical record of a 40-year-old patient newly admitted to the medical nursing unit for evaluation of diabetes. While reviewing the medical history, the nurse notices that the patient had bladder surgery 3 years ago. Which of the following assessment questions is most appropriate for the nurse to ask to determine if the patient is a cancer survivor?
- Determining if the patient had additional surgeries recently
- Assessing the patient's medication history
- Determining if the surgery was cancer related
- Assessing if the patient's parents had cancer
(a) When urate anion is present in excess in the blood, it precipitates as sodium urate crystals. Gout is the pain resulting from a cascade of inflammatory responses to the sodium urate crystals in the big toe.
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