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Week 11: Women’s and Men’s Health
Similar to other disorders that you have explored throughout this course, those of the reproductive system can result in alterations and symptoms that overlap with disorders in other body systems. Consider a patient presenting with pelvic and abdominal pain. The underlying root of the pain could be related to disorders of organs in the reproductive system, the gastrointestinal system, or both. Once you identify the underlying cause of pain or other symptoms, you must carefully diagnose patients. Since the reproductive system’s ultimate function is to bear children, related disorders can have a significant impact on patients—both physically and emotionally. As with any disorder, diagnoses must be made with care because a misdiagnosis can cause undue stress and pain for patients.
This week, you examine the pathophysiology of reproductive system disorders, such as cancers associated with women’s and men’s health. You also explore drug treatments and preventive services for women’s and men’s health.
Additionally, in this final week, you explore the pathophysiology and pharmacokinetic processes of body systems in pediatric and geriatric patients. You also examine benefits and limitations of prescribing drugs in these patient groups.
• Analyze the pathophysiology of cancers associated with women’s and men’s health
• Analyze drug treatments for cancer patients
• Evaluate implications of cancer drug treatments on patients
• Analyze preventive services for women’s and men’s health
• Analyze the pathophysiology of body systems in select patient groups
• Analyze the pharmacokinetic processes of body systems in select patient groups
• Assess the benefits and limitations of prescribing drugs to select patient groups
Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
• Chapter 32, “Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems”
This chapter establishes a foundation for examining alterations of reproductive systems by examining the female and male reproductive systems. It covers the development of both reproductive systems and effects of aging on the systems.
This chapters covers alterations of the female reproductive systems. It also explores the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
This chapters covers alterations of the male reproductive systems. It also explores the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
This chapter explores concepts relating to drug selection, administration, and interaction for pediatric patients. It also compares age-related pharmacokinetic differences in children and adults.
• Chapter 6, “Pharmacotherapy Principles in Older Adults” (Review)
This chapter describes issues and factors that affect drug therapy for elderly patients. It then explores concepts relating to drug selection, administration, and management for elderly patients.
• Chapter 33, “Prostatic Disorders and Erectile Dysfunction”
This chapter examines the causes, pathophysiology, and drug treatment of four disorders: prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction. It also explores the importance of monitoring patient response and patient education.
• Chapter 34, “Overactive Bladder”
This chapter describes the causes, pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and evaluation of overactive bladder. It also outlines the process of initiating, administering, and managing drug treatment for this disorder.
• Chapter 55, “Contraception”
This chapter examines various methods of contraception. It also covers drug interactions, selecting the most appropriate agent, and monitoring patient response to contraception.
• Chapter 56, “Menopause”
This chapter presents various options for menopausal hormone therapy. It also examines the strengths and limitations of each form of therapy.
• Chapter 57, “Osteoporosis”
This chapter covers various options for treating osteoporosis. It also describes proper dosages, potential adverse reactions, and special considerations of each drug.
• Chapter 58, “Vaginitis”
This chapter examines various causes of vaginitis. It also explores the diagnostic criteria and methods of treatment for the disorder.
Hilmer, S. N., McLachlan, A. J., & Le Couteur, D. G. (2007). Clinical pharmacology in the geriatric patient. Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology, 21(3), 217–230.
This article explores issues that health care providers consider when prescribing drug treatment to geriatric patients. It also examines the role of polypharmacy in adverse drug reactions and the importance of managing patient response to drug treatment.
Drugs.com. (2012). Retrieved from www.drugs.com
This website presents a comprehensive review of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including information on common uses and potential side effects. It also provides updates relating to new drugs on the market, support from health professionals, and a drug-drug interactions checker.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2012). Recommendations for adults [Online guidelines]. Retrieved from http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/adultrec.htm
This website lists various preventive services available for men and women. It provides information about available screenings, tests, preventive medication, and counseling.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012d). Final course review. Baltimore, MD: Author.
This media is an interactive final review covering course content from Weeks 7–11.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov
Haymarket Media, Inc. (2012). Monthly prescribing reference [Online database]. Retrieved from http://www.empr.com/
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.ismp.org/
Medscape. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/