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1

can you get vomiting with large bowel obstruction?

yes if incompetent iliocaecal valve

2

hx of abdo surgery means what for current surg?

could be adhesions

3

why is smoking status important in surgery?

ability to heal

4

causes of dry mucous membranes in acute abdo? 2 big reasons

vomiting
3rd spacing

5

what is a Kocher's Incision?

right upper quadrant incision

6

what should you check for in all abdo pain patients with suspected bowel obstruction?

strangulated hernia

7

what is a succussion splash?

fluid splashing against incompetent pylorus valve

8

why check testicles in acute abdo?

check for hernias

9

if patient is too painful for erect x-ray, what can you do?

lateral decubitus

10

how many air fluid levels needed for bowel obstruction dx?

>5

11

how do you tell small from large bowel on x-ray?

small bowel has plica circularis all throughout bowel

12

resuscitation includes what treatments?

analgesia
fluids

13

why NG Tube for bowel obstruction?

relief of vomiting
and measure fluid out

14

how to know how much fluid to give to bowel obstruction patients?

check the NGtube and urine catheter bag to see how much is being los per hour

15

ddx when history is sudden severe abdo pain?

AAA
perforation
pancreatitis

16

acute abdo, with lots of pain and doesn't want to move around indicates?

peritonitis

17

H. Pylori usu. cause what kind of ulcers?

duodenal ulcers

18

what x-rays for acute abdo pain?

chest, abdo, pelvis

19

5 Fs of abdo distension?

feotus
fat
flatus
faeces
f-ing big tumour