Flashcards in Vomiting Deck (14)
When you vomit against closed glottis you risk?
Boerhaave's tear, tear the esophagus
thick and brown vomit suggestive of?
obstruction distal GI-ish area
how much fluid does stomach make every day?
around 3 litres per day
why vomiting cause hypokalaemia?
get metabolic alkalosis, potassium lost in kidneys when the H+/K+ pump work hard
classically recent surgery
opioids, nursing home, immobility
demographics for volvulus in australia?
older nursing home residents
Causes of small bowel obstruction?
what does low albumin usually mean?
negative phase reaction from inflammation
management for bowel obstruction?
clear necrotic tissue
find cause (eg. cancer)
fitness for surgery ask one thing?
large amount of vomiting likely cause?
lynch syndrome increases risk of which cancers?
Fecal occult blood sensitivity?