Gi Overview Assignment

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GI Overview Assignment Christy Cox HCA/240 April 10, 2013 Instructor- Lori Ensign GI Overview Assignment Cases for Critical Thinking 1. A 45-year-old woman experiences frequent heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and sharp pains below her sternum. At night, she experiences gastric reflux, or a regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus, a condition that is extremely painful. What could produce these symptoms? What diagnostic procedures could be used? How should she be treated? Gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD produces these symptoms that this 45-year-old woman is experiencing. Diagnostic procedures depend on signs, symptoms, history, and barium fluoroscopy. She should have a nonirritating diet plan, acid-reducing medicine, and antacids for her treatment. She should also consider avoiding alcohol, sleep with her head elevated, and not eat at least two hours before she goes to bed for the night. Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following is a sign of gastritis? B. Inflammation of stomach mucosa 2. Recurrent bloody diarrhea may be a symptom of B. Ulcerative Colitis 3. Which disease is characterized by the destruction of intestinal villi, leading to inability to absorb fats and other nutrients? B. Celiac disease/ Malabsorption syndrome 4. Small pouches of the large intestine become inflamed during which disease? D. Diverticulitis 5. Which statement about pancreatic cancer is false? D. The prognosis is good with an 85% cure rate. 6. Which statement about cirrhosis is false? C. It is most often caused by diabetes 7. Acute pancreatitis is most closely related to B. Chronic Alcoholism 8. Esophageal varices arise in which disease? A. Cirrhosis 9. Oral thrush is caused by A. Candida Albicaris 10. Pain in the upper right quadrant,

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