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  • Diagnostic Considerations In Nursing Case Studies

    with Calculous Cholecystitis (CC). Cholelithiasis, that is the formation of gallstones is the precursor to inflammation of the gallbladder progressing in CC (Craft & Gordon, 2011; Dennis, Wile & May, 2015; Fred & Ferri, 2016). In developed countries 85-90% composition of gallstones is cholesterol (Craft & Gordon, 2011; Fred & Ferri, 2016). Disrupted balance of cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids in bile form cholesterol gallstones (McLean Heitkemper, Croghan, Cox-North, & Framp, 2012). Bile salts and phospholipids such as lecithin assist in digesting lipids in the small intestine (Marieb & Hoehn, 2013, chapter 23), However, when lifestyle factors such as obesity and excessive calorie intake occur, the liver produces bile with excessive amounts of cholesterol and lowered bile salts (Billary colic and complications from gallstones, 2014). The cholesterol-supersaturated bile cannot be digested by the diluted phospholipids and bile salts, allowing the cholesterol to precipitate forming gallstones (Billary colic and complications from gallstones, 2014; McLean Heitkemper et al., 2012). A Decline in digestion causes the hepatopancreatic sphincter to close and force bile to back up the cystic duct and into the gallbladder for storage (Marieb & Hoehn, 2013, chapter 23), leaving the cholesterol supersaturated bile stagnant which form gallstones in the gallbladder (Yokoe et al., 2012). When a gallstone becomes lodged in the bile or cystic duct, the gallbladder spasms in…

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  • Gallstone Research Paper

    descuse is the gallstones desease. Gallstones is a small, hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gallbladder or bile ducts from bile pigments, cholesterol, and calcium salts. Signs And Syptoms Of Gallstones The majority of people with gallstones have no signs or symptoms and are unaware of their gallstones. The gallstones are "silent".The gallstones often are found as a result of tests for example,ultrasound or X-ray examination of the abdomen performed while…

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  • Gallstones Research Paper

    The disease that I choose was “Gallstones”. What are Gallstones?It’s a small,hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gallbladder or bile dics from bile pigments,cholesterol,and calcium salts.Gallstones can cause severe pain and blockage of the bile duct.More than one million americans are diagnosed with gallstones (Choleithiasic) every year,More than 25 million already have this disorder.The causes of gallstones is called Imbalances in the substances.But the two types of gallstones are…

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  • Gallstone Disease Analysis

    The article that I found is about gallstone disease and how it is linked to diabetic patients. Gallstones are small hard deposits that are formed in the gallbladder. Gallstones can be cholesterol or mixed type. Most people have gallstones and do not even realize it. Gallstones are not soluble and must remain suspended in fluid and be transported into bile salts called micelles. If a person retains too much cholesterol, then the bile fluid turns into sludge; which thickens the fluid and contains…

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  • Gall Bladder Stones

    Gallstones or Gall Bladder stones are hard deposits present in your gall balder which are mainly made up of cholesterol, salt, or bilirubin, that are discarded red blood cells. These stones move stealthily inside the gall bladders. The gall bladder is a small organ that functions as the storage place for bile (a digestive fluid) that is made in the liver. These stones also vary in size as in some cases, they are as small as grains or sometimes they are large as the size of a plum. In 80 percent…

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  • Gallbladder Research Paper

    The liver is located under the diaphragm in the upper right side of your abdominal cavity. It has many important jobs including digestive processes. It also carries out many metabolic and regulatory functions in the body and is also responsible for producing bile to breakdown fats in the food we eat. The gallbladder is similar to a small storage sac, it helps the liver to store bile. The liver and gallbladder connect by the common bile duct. Many disease states can affect these two closely…

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  • Cholelithiasis Research Paper

    Cholelithiasis Cholelithiasis or gallstones is the most common type of gallbladder disease that affects millions of people. Gallstones form in the gallbladder when biliary cholesterol increases. If a stone obstructs the cycstic duct, a patient may experience a sharp and severe pain because of the increased pressure in the gallbladder. Patients don’t know they have the disease because they are asymptomatic. The diagnostic techiniques used nowadays are less invasive and allows patients to heal…

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  • Ella Cholelithiasis Case Study

    Ella is diagnosed with cholelithiasis. 1. What is cholelithiasis? Choleithiasis is when the gallbladder becomes inflamed. In most cases it is caused by gallstones that form from bile collected in the gallbladder. Stones can consist of one large stone or several small stones. 2. Explain where the organ of diagnosis is, using the terminology of body organization from chapter 1. Be as detailed in your description as possible. The gallbladder is located in the right upper quadrant It is placed…

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  • Essay On Pancreatitis

    medications, chemical exposure, trauma, hereditary diseases, infections, surgical procedures, and high fat levels in the blood. Gallstones are another major cause of pancreatitis. Gallstones are small, crystalline masses made of bile, cholesterol, and calcium salts. The gallbladder is a small organ that sits just below the liver. Its main function is storing bile produced by the liver; and helping in the digestion of fat, by making bile, which is a fluid used in breaking down fats into fatty…

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  • Fiona Jones Case Study Essay

    Throughout this report, there will be a discussion of Mrs. Jones' condition, in regard to the pathophysiological and development of gallstones. A discussion of the potential management alternatives and patient education will also take place, that is necessary following the surgery. Possible complications and findings will also be discussed to gain a better understanding of Mrs. Jones' case and to ensure that the patient has all the information necessary postoperatively. Pathophysiology and…

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