Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 2015

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo

Keywords

Digestive Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes

Subject Categories

Endocrine System Diseases | Medical Pathology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

According to the 2014 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 9.3% of the United States Population have diabetes (National diabetes statistics report, “2014, p.1). One of the complications of diabetes is gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is “a delay in the emptying of ingested food in the absence of mechanical obstruction of the stomach or duodenum ‘’ (Koch & Calles-Escandon, 2015, p. 40). Mortality in the diabetic patient with gastroparesis is higher than the diabetic patient without gastroparesis (Koch & Calles-Escandon, 2015). Patients with either type 1 diabetes (T1DM) or type 2 diabetes (T2DM) may experience he clinical symptoms of early satiety, prolonged fullness, nausea, and vomiting, and have difficulties with management of blood glucose levels, nutritional issues, and other drug absorption issues (Koch & Calles-Escandon, 2015). Health care providers may see patients in a variety of settings, with and without known diagnosis of gastroparesis and must be aware of the symptoms, the potential diagnosis, the appropriate testing, and the options for treatment. Advances in the treatment of gastroparesis surround the increased understanding of the pathophysiology behind gastroparesis.

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