Flashcards in Hepatic/GI Deck (4)
What is the cause at the cellular level of repercussion injury?
Lack of ATP and Glycogen, which leads to malfunction of the Na/K pump
What is the name of the drug that can prevent post op ileus in patients taking opioids? What is its MOA?
Alvimopan: this is a mu antagonist that does NOT cross the BBB
What is true of GH levels and trauma?
They are elevated following trauma. GH leads to protein synthesis, lipolysis, and hyperglycemia due to the stress response