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    Nursing Care Preoperative care for a patient with appendicitis, the nurse would focus on relieving the pain and preventing infection. For relieving the pain, the nurse would monitor the pain level and note the location, extent and if there was any pattern to the pain. The nurse would assist the patient in finding a comfortable position such as “semi-fowlers and knees up” (Huether & McCrance, 2017). This would also include attempting to reduce any activity that induced pain such as “coughing or ambulation” (Huether & McCrance, 2017). They might also give the patient an ice pack to place on the abdomen to relieve some of the pain. The nurse might also administer any pain medications that can be given before the patient’s procedure however, it is important that no cathartics are administered at this time because it has the potential to rupture the appendix (Huether & McCrance, 2017). In order to prevent infection, the nurse might closely monitor the severity of the pain and if it becomes increasingly worse. The nurse would also give any antibiotics ordered before the procedure as well as prepare the…

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    They took x-rays, tested my blood, and gave me morphine. Okay, after that I got pretty happy, but I know there was more. Doctor came in, said some things, I was distracted by his clipboard, but he talked about white blood cell count, abdominal pain, and then…appendix! He said I had appendicitis! No, he didn’t say I had appendicitis. He said I had most, but not all, of the symptoms of appendicitis, and then he said… “‘When in doubt, take it out.’ That’s what he said! Why did he operate on me…

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    Appendix Removal WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT ACTUALLY TRY AND REMOVE YOUR FRIEND 'S APPENDIX, THIS IS MORE OF A JOKE. I PROMISE YOU, I 'M PROBABLY FORGETTING SOME IMPORTANT THINGS. With that being said, let’s begin. All of a sudden, your friend being his/her non-stop complaining of lower abdominal pain, chills, fever, and a little (which means a lot) vomiting. After a few minutes of hearing them wail and moan, you decide to do something about it. After some searching on WebMD.com and…

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    Vermiform Appendicitis

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    I. INTRODUCTION Appendicitis is also called vermiform Appendicitis is a blinded-end deep tube structure that is attached at the end of the cecum in human body [1]. It is located near the intersection of small intestine and the large intestine. The position of the Appendicitis is changed in each person as it is unfair by the change in position of the cecum, Appendicitis arises from the cecum around 2.5cm below the ileocecal valve. Appendicitis differs in length in each human body [1]. The length…

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    Appendicitis Essay

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    Along with the different functions that follow while food is being digested into the body. Among the many things that the digestive system has to offer it also has it’s not so good perks like symptoms & disorders. I have chosen to research about how an infected appendix can affect anybody without a single warning. I will also discuss how it affected a very well-known solo artist and his ordeal behind his Appendicitis. The Digestive System is a long complex system that is made up of many…

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    Appendicitis Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a finger-like structure attached to the large intestine. Without treatment appendicitis can cause the appendix to tear (rupture). A ruptured appendix can lead to a life-threatening infection. It can also lead to the formation of a painful collection of pus (abscess) in the appendix. CAUSES This condition may be caused by a blockage in the appendix. The blockage can be due to: A ball of stool. Enlarged lymph…

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    Acute Appendectomy

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    that is still often an effective treatment method. However, just because a method of treatment has been known for a longer period of time, that does not mean it is the only treatment option still, or even the best treatment method. It’s important to stay up to date on current research that can provide options to the patients when it comes to their care. For example, for over one hundred years the accepted treatment for appendicitis has been for the patient to undergo either an open or…

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    Conclusion: Patent processus vaginalis should always be kept in mind in evaluating patient with perforated appendicitis who develops acute scrotum, regardless the age of patients. We report a rare case of an adult patient who developed scrotal abscess as a complication of a perforated appendicitis. Keyword: patent processus vaginalis, perforated appendicitis, scrotal abscess, ultrasonography Background Patent processus vaginalis (PPV) may change the natural history of appendicitis, one of…

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    Diagnostic Testing

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    Diagnostic testing for the patient with acute appendicitis included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a Karl Storz image of the appendix. An MRI is a non-invasive technique in which the patient is placed in a magnetic field to examine their body anatomy (Pagana & Pagana, 2014). This form of diagnostic testing provides healthcare professionals with imaging on a specific area of the body with the ability to differentiate between blood vessels, necrotic, and healthy tissue (Pagana & Pagana,…

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    that my eyes were glossy and when he looked into them, he thought I was saying "daddy help me." That's when he said that they weren't going to wait another day. My dad called someone over to give me a blessing and the person he called over said that they should take me to Saint Luke's Hospital. Then my mom took me to the hospital. Ruptured appendix is really dangerous even life threatening (https://www.everydayhealth.com/appendicitis/guide/). If your appendix ruptured and its mild then you…

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