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Peptic Ulcer – Surgical, Nursing Management

SURGICAL MANAGEMENT Surgery is usually recommended for patients with intractable ulcers (those that fail to heal after 12 to 16 weeks of medical treatment), life-threatening hemorrhage, perforation, or obstruction, and for those with ZES not...
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Peptic Ulcer – Diagnosis, Medical Management

ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC FINDINGS Physical examination reveal pain, epigastric tenderness, abdominal distention Blood test Barium study of the upper GI tract Endoscopy allows direct visualization of inflammatory changes, ulcers, and lesions....
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Peptic Ulcer – Classification, pathophysiology, sign and symptoms

CLASSIFICATION OF ULCERS GASTRIC ULCERS Incidence: Usually 50 and over Male: female ratio 1:1 15% of peptic ulcers are gastric Signs, Symptoms, and Clinical Findings Normal—hyposecretion of stomach acid (HCl) Weight loss may occur Pain occurs...
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Peptic Ulcer – Definition, Incidence, Related anatomy physiology, Etiology

DEFINITION A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. Less commonly, a peptic ulcer may develop just above the stomach in the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. A...

Pancreatitis- Nursing management, assessment, diagnosis, interventions

NURSING MANAGEMENT Nursing Assessment Obtain history of gallbladder disease, alcohol use, or precipitating factors. Assess GI distress, including nausea and vomiting, and diarrhea. Assess characteristics and level of abdominal pain. Assess...

Pancreatitis- Surgical management, ERCP, Prognosis

Pancreatitis- Surgical Management SURGERY IS REQUIRED TO Remove damaged and infected tissue Drain an abscess Maintain pancreatic duct patency Relief pain in chronis pancreatitis ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY (ERCP) In ERCP,...

Pancreatitis- Management, Emergency, ICU, drugs, herbs, nutrition, evidence from research

Pancreatitis-MANAGEMENT Medical Management Management of the patient with acute pancreatitis is directed toward relieving symptoms and preventing or treating complications. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Acute pancreatitis may require patient to be admitted...

Pancreatitis- sign and symptoms, diagnosis, investigations

Pancreatitis- Sign and Symptoms Acute Pancreatitis Severe abdominal pain: Typically, the pain occurs in the mid-epigastrium. Pain is frequently acute in onset, occurring 24 to 48 hours after a very heavy meal or alcohol ingestion, and it may...

Pancreatitis- definition, types, etiology, pathophysiology

DEFINITION AND TYPES Pancreatitis, acute or chronic, is an inflammation and potential necrosis of the pancreas. It can be classified into 2 types ACUTE PANCREATITIS Acute pancreatitis ranges from a mild, self-limiting disorder to a severe, rapidly...

Pancreatitis- Anatomy and physiology of Pancreas

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces several enzymes to aid in the digestion of food, as well as the hormone insulin, which controls the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Although the mechanisms causing...