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NUR 460 Study Guide 2 - Pancreas, Liver Cancer, Esophageal Varices

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Nursing Concepts IV: Health of Maturing Adults / Chronic Disease
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Date Created: 07/28/16
Pancreatic Pancreatic cancer- nursing interventions, Nursing management -General post op care -promotion of comfort -ICU post op -Fluid and blood replacement -Vented -Major high risk surgery, pt critically ill Note: Risk factors for pancreatic cancer include: - smoking, -chemical exposure -high fat, -meat diet, -DM, -chronic pancreatitis, -heredity -sites of lesions: head, body or tail of pancrease -METS liver, lung, bones, peritoneal cavity -medical treatment: chemotherapy, radiation (limited) surgery: if in head and localized, resection -treatment may be palliative surgery often not possible d/t late dx Pancreatic cancer- s/sx, pain, jaundice, weight loss, pain more severe at night Pancreatic cancer- post op considerations pancreatitis- risk factors Causes: -long-term alcohol use -blunt abdominal trauma - peptic ulcer disease -meds diuretics oral contraceptics corticosteroids -bacterial/viral infectioncomplication of the mumps virus Note: pancreatitis is a severe disorder that can cause death Dx: -Hx of abdominal pain -Known risk factors - Serum amylase and lipase rise 3x nl within 24 hrs Urinary amylase elevated -WBC-elevated -Hypocalcemia -Hyperglycemia -glucosuria -X-ray of abd chest differentiate from other disorders w/ sim symptoms -U/S &CT increase diameter of the pancreas, cysts, abscesses -HGB, HCT Monitor for bleeding - Peracentesis Increased levels of pancreatic enzymes -Stool samples Bulky, pale, fatty Acute vs. Chronic pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis -the pancreatic duct becomes obstructed and enzymes back up into the pancreatic duct, causing auto digestion and inflammation of the pancreas -acute pancreatitis does not usu lead to chronic pancreatitis Chronic pancreatitis -a progressive inflammatory disorder w/ destruction of the pancreas. Cells are replaced by fibrous tissue, and pressure within the pancreas increases. -Mechanical obstruction of the pancreatic and common bile ducts and destruction of the secreting cells of the pancreas occur Manifestations of Acute Pancreatitis -Severe abdominal pain -Pt appears acutely ill - Abdominal guarding -N/V -Fever, jaundice, confusion, and agitation may occur -Ecchymosis in the blank or umbilical area may occur -May develop respiratory distress, hypoxia, renal failure, hypovolemia, and shock Manifestations of chronic pancreatitis -recurrent attacks of severe abdominal and back pain -weight loss -steatorrhea Liver Liver cancer -s/sx- early -Pain, a dull continuous ache in RUQ, epigastrium or back -weight loss, loss of strength, anorexia, or anemia may occur -jaundice if bile ducts occluded, ascites if obstructed portal veins Note: primary liver tumors few cancers originate in liver usu associated w/ hep B and C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) -liver metastasis liver is a frequent site of metastatic cancer Nonsurgical management of liver cancer: -underlying cirrhosis, which is prevalent in patients with liver cancer, which increases risks of surgery -major effects of nonsurgical therapy may be palliative -radiation therapy, chemo therapy -percutaneous biliary drainage -other nonsurgical treatments Surgical Management of liver cancer: -treatment of choice for HCC if confined to one lobe and liver function is adequate -liver has regenerative capacity lobectomy cryosurgery liver transplant Dx test for liver Liver function studies -serum aminotransferase: AST, ALT, GGT, GGTP, LDH elevated w/ liver dmg, alcohol abuse, liver failure -serum protein studies altered levels in chronic hepatitis, edema, ascites, cirrhosis, obstructive jaundice, viral hepatitis -pigment studies: direct and indirect serum bilirubin, urine bilirubin, and urine bilirubin and urobilinogen measure the ability of the liver to secret bilirubin abnormal results with liver and biliary tract disorders -prothrombin time prolonged in liver disease -serum alkaline phosphatase made in bones, liver, kidneys, intestines- excreted through the liver alterations indicate biliary tract obstruction -serum ammonia elevated in liver failure -cholesterol elevated with biliary obstruction, decreased in liver disease Additional Diagnostic Studies -liver biopsy determines changes in liver tissue - ultrasonography presence of masses, changes in size --CT/MRI hepatic neoplasms, cyst, abscesses, hematomas may differentiate b/t obstructive and non-obst jaundice -ERCP visualize biliary structures via endo - cholangiogram to visualize gallbladder and bile duct Esophageal varicies -dx, -endoscopy to id the bleeding site U/S, CT Esophageal varicies -s/sx -hematemesis, -melana, - general deterioration, -shock


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