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Doctor insights on: Nursing Interventions For Cholangitis

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Cholangitis (Definition)

It is an infection of the bile ducts. Usually there is an obstruction of the bile ducts. Most commonly this is caused by a gallstone, although there are other rarer causes. It can be life threatening. If you have pain in your right upper quadrant, a fever and are jaundiced, ...Read more


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Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Not sure: I'm not sure if there is an actual shortage, but there will always be a demand for nurses either in the home care market, the nursing home industry, or hospitals or doctor's offices. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

Lacy white on cheek: Lichen planus is a lacy, white appearance on the cheeks and gums. Should not be a problem to nurse with lichen planus. ...Read more

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Is cholangitis painful?

Usually: Cholangitis is bile duct inflammation usually occurring secondary to bile duct obstruction from stones. Bacteria in the bile duct are readily absorbed into the bloodstream from the liver and lead to serious infections. Classic findings are right upper abdominal pain (not unlike a gallbladder attack), fever, and jaundice. Some people are so ill that they are lethargic and have no pain complaints. ...Read more

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Why is my baby nursing less?

Why is my baby nursing less?

Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to nursing?

What are alternatives to nursing?

See below: There are multiple infant formulas, which will provide your child with proper nutrition. You can also pump, and give breast milk via a bottle. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cholangitis?

What are the tests for cholangitis?

Labs, U/S, ERCP: Classic findings include jaundice, right upper abd pain, and fever. Ultrasound may show dilitation of the bile duct +/- (the often-offending) gallstones. Endoscopy. (ERCP) may identify the bile duct obstruction and rx it via stone extraction +/- stenting. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholangitis?

What sort of disease is cholangitis?

Inflamed bile ducts: Cholangitis can be caused by bile duct inflammation from infections, blockage of ducts by stones, rarely by strictures (benign or from cancer), it is also seen in patients with ulcerative colitis as primary sclerosing cholangitis. The treatment depends on the condition causing cholangitis. ...Read more

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What is the nursing action for a mi?

Unanswerable: This question, asking for a "how to" manual on emergency nursing, is way out of bounds for this simple application. It would take a whole manual to respond to this broad question. This site is to ask about symptoms and specifics. Not sure what you wanted from us on this question. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of cholangitis?

Pain, Fever, Jaundice: Cholangitis is an infection in the bile ducts that occurs with blockage of the bile duct, typically due to stones, tumors, or strictures of the ducts. Bacteria rapidly enter the bloodstream from the liver, causing serious infections. Treatment centers on IV antibiotics, aggressive supportive care, and, occasionally, relief of the blockage (typically performed by gastroenterologists via ercp). ...Read more

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What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

Ask others: Check this page. Http://www. Aarp. Org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-10-2010/ho_assessing_housing_options2.html. Ask people who live there and their relatives. ...Read more

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What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

Dozens: As a this is a site for doctors, we are likely not the best resource for this question. However, there are dozens of nursing specialties with their own governing bodies. They range from the adminstrative (case management, informatics) to the traditional clinical (ambulatory, critical care) to the advanced care provision (CRNA, midwife). ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps, see this site as an example: http://www.4fate. Org/html/bill_of_rights. Html. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10, 000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more

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Have I been nursing for too long?

Have I been nursing for too long?

No: The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for all babies for 6 months, and that mom's breastfeed their babies until one year, or longer if both mom and baby desire. Breast milk is the best choice for every baby. If you feel that it's time to wean, or you need to wean and can't, please discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How will a nursing pillow help me?

How will a nursing pillow help me?

Keeps baby close: The nursing pillow was a life-saver for me (especially after my c-sections and I could not hold my baby upright for nursing). I used a "boppy" pillow and it really helped to maintain my baby in a good position that was helpful for successful nursing. ...Read more

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What are skilled nursing facilities?

Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital. Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight during nursing?

Don't: You don't want to go on a weight reduction program while you're nursing, as it may compromise baby's nutriition. Wait until after you've stopped and then go for it. ...Read more

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more