Ulcerative Colitis Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is an illness that is characterized by inflammation in the lining of the colon and rectum, Crohn’s disease is a similar condition and both are a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis causes chronic ulcers and inflammation in the digestive tract, resulting in poor absorption of nutrients. As the colon becomes swollen (edema), ulcers […]

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Appendicitis – Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

appendicitis

Appendicitis The appendix is a small appendage that is located at the beginning of the large intestine. Appendicitis is an inflammation to the inner lining of the appendix most often occurring in patients between age 10 – 30. Appendicitis is thought to start when the appendix becomes blocked by feces, a foreign body, or sometimes even a tumor.    Complications […]

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Peritonitis – Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

Intestines

Peritonitis Peritonitis occurs when the membrane that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and supports and covers most of the abdominal organs becomes inflamed. Peritonitis can be caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. It can also be caused by rupture or perforation in the abdomen. Peritonitis will always require immediate medical intervention primarily to fight infection. If peritonitis […]

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