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Flashcards in Ulcerative Colitis Deck (7)
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1

What is the cause of the disease?

Cause unknown

2

What is the pathophysiology?

Inflammatory bowel diswase affecting the large intestine/rectum

3

What are the signs or complaints from clients?

Abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea (20 stools/day), nausea/vomiting, weight loss

4

How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

Colonoscopy

5

What are the treatments?

Corticosteriods to reduce inflammation, removal of large intestine, removal of large intestine and rectum

6

What will the client need after surgery?

Ileostomy

7

What is the most appropriate diet for this condition?

Low fiber; teach clients to avoid fiber, fatty/greasy foods to decrease diarrhea. Teach clients to avoid alcohol (ETOH) and caffeine, but increase fluid intake

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