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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Obstruction of the appendix reduces arterial flow, leading to ischemia, inflammation, and rupture of the appendix.- a client with appendicitis is at risk for infection related to inflammation,...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Paralytic Ileus

Paralytic Ileus is a mechanical bowel obstruction where in, the patients intestine fails to regain its motility. It is usually caused by surgery and anesthesia....Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Relief from pain

Appendicitis begins as a steady pain at Mc Burneys point, however the first indication that it has ruptured is relief from the pain.

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Jbuhagiar
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Assessing for symptoms of peritonitis

The focus of care is to assess for peritonitis, or inflammation of the peritoneal cavity. Peritonitis is commonly caused by a ruptured appendix and...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
The inflamed tissue becomes infected and dies from lack of blood supply and eventually bursts

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RN pedia
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
The pain is localized at a position halfway between the umbilicus and the right iliac crest.

Pain over McBurneys point, the point halfway between the umbilicus and the iliac crest, is...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
All of the above-peritonitis will cause all of the above symptoms. the peritoneum has a natural tendency to guard and become rigid as to limit the infective exudate exchange inside the abdominal...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery, inferior mesenteric artery

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery, inferior mesenteric artery

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Low grade fever less than 100.4F/38C
Moderate leukocytosis (10,000-20,000)
Ultrasound
CT (with contrast depending on body habitus)
CT (helpful if perforation is suspected to...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Mar 29, 2020
Pain: with gaurding, with rebound tenderness, with passive flexion of R hip, without passive flexion of L hip, and a positive obturator sign

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Sep 13, 2018
The appendix is located at the lower right part of the abdomen. It is located at the junction of small intestine (ileum) and large intestine (cecum). Sometimes it is attached directly to the...Read More

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