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Which of the following clinical findings would the nurse be most concerned with in a client with chronic kidney disease?

Explanation

•A client with nausea and paresthesias could be experiencing excessive potassium levels and would be at risk of arrhythmias or cardiac arrest.

•A weight gain of <5% and lower extremity swelling is a non-critical indication of fluid volume excess.

•A frequent dry cough is not a potentially critical finding.

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