Journey through the GI tract. Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN www.barbbancroft.com [email protected] Open wiiiiiiide…. Let’s take a journey through the GI tract with a few stops along the way…. The Teeth. Tooth loss and heart disease
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Swollen lips, pharyngeal edema
Hives around the mouth
Highest risk patients?
Don’t forget the cough…
Drugs discovered because of a bite—Brazilian pit viper
Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
Diabetics, HBP, CHF, post-MI)ACE inhibitors and angioedema
How many times do you swallow in an hour? (70/200/10)
Swallowing is something we take for granted…spit in a cup!
Swappin’ saliva…chemistry? MHC complexSpeaking of saliva…
H+, Intrinsic Factor-B12
PPIs work here
H2 blockers work here
HIGH RISK GROUPS—primary factors
pulmonary toxicity, hypotension, and cardiac arrhythmias, (TSH). Avoid using Amiodarone in patients who may not understand the toxic potential of this interaction.
Word o’ the day…
Omphaloskepsis (om-fuh-lo-SKEP-sis); noun
--Clifton Meador, M.D
a) focal weakness in the colonic wall
b) increased intraluminal pressure