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Liver Questions and Answers (Q&A)

O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Because it is! The liver is the largest gland, and the largest organ of the human body. How can I answer this question, WHY is it called that? Its size and its size relative to other organs is a...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Deflate the esophageal balloon

When a client with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube develops difficulty of breathing, it means the tube is displaced and the inflated balloon is in the oropharynx...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Purpura and petechiae

A hepatic disorder, such as cirrhosis, may disrupt the livers normal use of vitamin K to produce prothrombin (a clotting factor). Consequently, the nurse should...Read More

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F.Brian
Answered: Jan 28, 2018
Alcoholic Cirrhosis is a condition of the liver that is caused by chronic alcoholism. This is the most common type of cirrhosis of the liver. This type of disease is characterized by scar tissue...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Pressure in the portal vein

Enlarged cirrhotic liver impinges the portal system causing increased hydrostatic pressure resulting to ascites.

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J.Barbara
Answered: Mar 07, 2018
The ligamentum venosum are fibrous remnants that travel between the porta hepatis, the liver, and the inferior vena cava. These remnants are usually obliterated when a person reaches...Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Yes. The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. (We don't have many external ones!) The liver has many many different functions but most particularly is concerned with digesting...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Delusions of grandeur.-diaphoresis and tremors occur in the first phase of alcohol withdrawal. the blood pressure and heart rate increase in the first phase of alcohol withdrawal. illusions are...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Lactulose (Chronulac)

The client with cirrhosis has impaired ability to metabolize protein because of liver dysfunction. Administration of lactulose aids in the clearance of ammonia via...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Pork

The client with cirrhosis needs to consume foods high in thiamine. Thiamine is present in a variety of foods of plant and animal origin. Pork products are especially rich in this...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Impaired clotting mechanism

Cirrhosis of the liver results in decreased Vitamin K absorption and formation of clotting factors resulting in impaired clotting mechanism.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Simple answer, yes. The liver is the largest gland and the largest organ in the human body. It has many many different functions but most particularly is concerned with digesting food What flows...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Altered level of consciousness

Changes in behavior and level of consciousness are the first sins of hepatic encephalopathy. Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by liver failure and develops...Read More

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RN pedia
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
Delusions of grandeur.

Diaphoresis and tremors occur in the first phase of alcohol withdrawal. The blood pressure and heart rate increase in the first phase of alcohol withdrawal. Illusions...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jun 07, 2020
€The liver affected by cirrhosis is unable to produce clotting factors.”

When bile production is reduced, the body has reduced ability to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Without adequate...Read More

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