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Name the disease caused by auto-digestion of ezymes released prematurely in the pancreas.
pancreatitis
What are the two most common causes of acute pancreatitis?
gallstones and ETOH
Which drugs can cause acute pancreatitis?
loop & thiazide diuretics, tetracyclines, steroids, amphetamines, NSAIDS, estrogen, salycilates, sulfonamides
Pancreatitis is caused by:

a. hypercalcemia
b. hypocalcemia
a. hypercalcemia
Beta cells secrete ___ to decrease glucose levels, and alpha cells secrete ___ to increase glucose levels.
insulin, glucagon
Which digestive enzyme is the best indicator for dx of acute pancreatitis?
lipase
___ is the inactive form of trypsin.
tryptosinogen
Sx of acute pancreatitis include:

a. severe abdominal pain
b. nausea and vomiting
c. respiratory complications
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
What would be assessed in a pt to r/o acute pancreatitis?
h/o ETOH intake, meds, h/o biliary tract dz
During a PE of a pt w/ acute pancreatitis, a nurse would expect:

a. abdominal distention
b. tympany to percussion
c. hypoactive/absent bowel
sounds (paralytic ileus)
d. jaundice (biliary obstr.)
e. grey turner or cullens
sign
f. all of the above
f. all of the above