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Most Recent Articles For: Cirrhosis

Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 11th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology (Murphy, 2006) a. Alteration in structure and degenerative changes resulting from buildup of diffuse bands of fibrotic connective tissue causing widespread destruction of hepatic cells, impairing liver function, and impeding blood flow through the liver b. Compensated cirrhosis: Liver function may continue for some time, even with significant scarring, but metabolic abnormalities can occur, such ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on September 16th, 2010
Cirrhosis ncp nursing care plan Ineffective breathing pattern Risk for imbalanced fluid and electrolytes excess fluid volume third-spacing hypokalemia hyponatremia Imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements Altered comfort: pruritus Altered comfort: dyspepsia Risk for impaired tissue integrity Activity intolerance Disturbed thought processes Risk for infection Risk for injury falls burns and lacerations Potential complications bleeding ascites hepatorenal syndrome bleeding esophageal varices hepatic (portal-systemic) encephalopathy (hepatic coma) Disturbed self-concept Ineffective therapeutic regimen management Deficient knowledge or ...

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