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Exocrine Gland Dysfunction - Pediatric Nursing - Lecture Slides

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Post: January 10th, 2013
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These are the important key points of lecture slides of Pediatric Nursing are: Exocrine Gland Dysfunction, Mucous Secretions, Dysfunction of Mucous, Gastrointestinal Absorption Problems, Blocked Pancreatic Ducts, Secretion of Digestive Enzymes, Meconium Ileus
These are the important key points of lecture slides of Pediatric Nursing are: Exocrine Gland Dysfunction, Mucous Secretions, Dysfunction of Mucous, Gastrointestinal Absorption Problems, Blocked Pancreatic Ducts, Secretion of Digestive Enzymes, Meconium Ileus
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Exocrine Gland Dysfunction Mucous secretions are thick and tenacious • Dysfunction of mucous producing glands leads to multiple gastrointestinal absorption problems. • Blocked pancreatic ducts • No secretion of digestive enzymes Docsity.com Symptoms • • • • • • • Meconium ileus at birth Failure to thrive Steatorrhea stools / constipation Voracious appetite with poor weight gain Recurrent respiratory infections Chronic cough Malabsorption of intestines Docsity.com Diagnosis • Positive sweat test • Genetic marker • Life long management – Enzyme replacement with eating – Daily CPT postural drainage – Inhaled bronchodilators – Control of lung infections – Nutritional supplements as needed Docsity.com Medications Enzymes to help digest food Antibiotics to control infection Bronchodilators to open airways Vitamin C to improve absorption of other meds • Vitamins E, A, D, K / fat soluble vitamins • • • • Docsity.com Long Term Complication..

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