The nurse is assessing a patient with chronic renal failure (CRF). Which assessment finding would the nurse look for?


• Uremia is the build-up of nitrogenous waste products due to the kidneys' inability to excrete.

• Acidosis is more likely to develop than alkalosis due to the kidneys' inability to excrete hydrogen.

• Anemia compared to polycythemia would result because of the diminished production of erythropoietin.

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