Physical Examination Techniques

Scarlet Tongue Niacin Deficiency

Classic physical assessment involves inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, generally performed in that order 174 . Vitamin mineral imbalance in dialysis patients affects tissue integrity of the mouth, skin, scalp, eyes, hair, hair follicles, and nails. Inspection and light palpation are techniques used most frequently. While presentation of vitamin and mineral lesions can be discrete, they are generally bilateral in the absence of injury. 5.4.1. Examination of the Mouth The lips...

Renal Dietitians Dietetic Practice Group

In 1978, the Renal Practice Group RPG of the ADA was formed. This organization deals with the professional concerns of the renal dietitian, including salary surveys, employment, legislation, and patient education. The RPG publishes a quarterly newsletter that features articles on renal nutrition and patient education. The need for a uniform renal diet that could be used across the United States was identified as early as 1978, when the RPG was first formed. The project was not initiated at that...