Discussion – Week 8
Many patient symptoms can be tied to multiple disorders,
which may lead to misdiagnoses. For instance, consider two digestive disorders
of the gastrointestinal tractâ€”inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel
syndrome. These two disorders are commonly confused because they present
similar symptoms. As an advanced practice nurse, you must know the differences
to properly diagnose and treat the disorders. How does the pathophysiology of
inflammatory bowel disease compare to the pathophysiology of irritable bowel
syndrome? How do treatments for the two disorders compare?
Chapter 34 in the Huether and McCance text and Chapter 13 in the McPhee and
Â· Identify the
pathophysiological mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel
syndrome. Think about similarities and differences between the disorders.
common treatments for inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Reflect on whether treatments for one disorder would work for the other
Â· Select one
of the following patient factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or
behavior. Reflect on how the factor you selected might impact the
pathophysiology of and treatments for each disorder.
By Day 3
Post an explanation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of
inflammatory bowel disorder and irritable bowel syndrome, including
similarities and differences. Then describe common treatments, addressing
whether treatments for one disorder would work for the other disorder. Finally,
explain how the patient factor you selected might impact the pathophysiology of
and treatments for each disorder.
Read a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days who selected different treatments and factors than you, in the following
alternative common treatments for the disorders.
insight on how the factor you selected impacts the treatment of alterations of
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