Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Publisher: Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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    Gastroenterology nursing (Online), Gastroenterology nursing
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Publications in this journal

  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):381-2.
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    ABSTRACT: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, functional disorder, affecting up to 20% of the population in the Western world, becoming more prevalent in developing countries. Currently in New Zealand, patients are managed by their general practitioner but are not able to be seen in the public system as it is not a life-threatening disease. This means many have no access to help. It takes significantly more time in consultation to identify causes and triggers of IBS symptoms than the average time allocated for consultation in most primary healthcare facilities. New patients seen over an 8-month period attending an advanced nurse practitioner-led IBS service in Christchurch, New Zealand, were invited to participate in a study investigating whether or not attending this service improved the identification and management of symptoms of IBS. Forty percent of patients were found to have an alternate diagnosis, the most common being inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Forty-five patients (82%) completed 2 questionnaires 3 months apart where it was found that there was greater satisfaction in being managed by the nurse-led service than by their initial healthcare provider. There was also a significant improvement in quality of life, and a significant reduction in symptoms, symptom severity, and frequency, although there was no improvement in coping strategies. This indicates that the provision of such specialist nurse-led services can support medical colleagues by providing a specialty service for patients with symptoms of IBS or other functional disorders.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):416-23.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):446-9.
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    ABSTRACT: This cross-sectional study explored the perceptions and behaviors toward colorectal cancer screening and the predictors of adherence to colorectal cancer and polyps screening recommendations among Filipino-Americans. A total of 188 participants were recruited from community churches in southern California from September to November 2011. About half of the participants were found to be adherent to the screening recommendations. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed the following significant predictors of adherence: having a relative with colon or rectal cancer (odds ratio [OR] = 6.17), having heard of fecal occult blood test (OR = 4.58), strong agreement with benefit of screening in reducing worry about cancer (OR = 2.81), age ≥ 65 years (OR = 2.64) and very easy communication with providers (OR = 2.43). Patient awareness of colorectal cancer screening and its benefits through effective patient-provider communication were significant modifiable predictors of adherence to colorectal cancer and polyps screening recommendations. Nurses could have a major impact in improving screening behaviors through patient education in increasing patient awareness and benefits of cancer screening.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):384-90.
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    ABSTRACT: Nurses commonly care for patients with cholecystitis, a major health problem with a growing prevalence. Although considerable research has been done to compare patient outcomes among surgical approaches for cholecystitis, few studies have examined the experiences of patients with cholecystitis and the subsequent cholecystectomy surgery. A qualitative study with a phenomenological approach was initiated to better understand the experience of hospitalized patients with cholecystitis through their cholecystectomy surgery. Face-to-face semistructured interviews were conducted with patients diagnosed with cholecystitis and scheduled for a cholecystectomy at a rural, Midwestern hospital in the United States. Postoperative interviews were then conducted with the patients who experienced an uneventful cholecystectomy. Giorgi's technique was used to analyze postoperative narratives of the patients' cholecystectomy experiences to determine the themes. Following analysis of interview transcripts from the patients, 5 themes emerged: (a) consumed by discomfort and pain, (b) restless discomfort interrupting sleep, (c) living in uncertainty, (d) impatience to return to normalcy, and (e) feelings of vulnerability. Informants with acute cholecystitis described distressing pain before and after surgery that interfered with sleep and family responsibilities. Increased awareness is needed to prevent the disruption to daily life that can result from the cholecystitis and resulting cholecystectomy surgery. Also, nurses can help ease the unpredictability of the experience by providing relevant patient education, prompt pain relief, and an attentive approach to the nursing care.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):407-14.
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    ABSTRACT: Constipation is a frequent health problem leading to great discomfort to the person and affects his or her quality of life. It is considered to be highly prevalent in the general population, but there is little data supporting the findings. This study was undertaken with an objective to assess the prevalence of constipation and its associated factors among the general population of Dadu Majra Colony, UT, Chandigarh, India. A total of 505 individuals were interviewed through structured questionnaire based on ROME II criteria for constipation. Results revealed that the prevalence of self-reported constipation within the last 1 year was 24.8% whereas 16.8% of participants had constipation according to the Rome II criteria. Most of the subjects (83%) were within the age group of 18-59 years with mean age (years) of 38.64 ± 15.57. Constipation was significantly more frequent in females than in males (20% vs. 13%) and in nonworking population than in working population (20% vs. 12%). Poor dietary habits, lesser fluid intake per day, and lesser physical activity were found to be significant factors leading to the constipation. About 18% of constipated subjects reported physicians' consultation, whereas 8% reported the use of laxatives to relieve their constipation.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):425-9.
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    ABSTRACT: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by the presence of abdominal pain or discomfort and is subtyped by the predominant stool symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, or mixed constipation and diarrhea. The diagnosis of IBS was once considered to be one of exclusion, but data now show that exhaustive tests provide very limited diagnostic yield. Instead, the symptom-based Rome criteria can be used to make a confident determination of IBS. For patients diagnosed with IBS, pharmacological decisions are based on the underlying disturbances such as abdominal pain, bowel symptoms, and urgency; how the condition affects quality of life; and symptom severity. Traditionally, treatment of IBS has focused on one or two individual symptoms rather than syndrome relief; however, emerging evidence on newer targeted treatment options is drawing clinical attention. Targeted treatment will require ongoing evaluation of disease severity, as current data show that severe IBS is more common than previously thought and severity influences treatment choices. This article reviews the disease state of IBS, answers questions about the condition, and discusses the evidence supporting current management options.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):392-405.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):440-4.
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    ABSTRACT: The associations between symptoms and endoscopic findings have not been clearly defined. We aimed to assess the associations of reflux dyspepsia and/or symptoms with specific endoscopic findings, histological findings, as well as the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection and its CagA subtype. A total of 160 patients with dyspeptic and/or reflux symptoms underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Type and severity of symptoms during the last week were evaluated according to a questionnaire. Biopsy specimens were obtained from the esophagus and stomach. Presence of H. pylori was tested in tissue specimens and its CagA subtype in serum samples. Of the 160 patients, 70% reported reflux, 73.7% dyspeptic symptoms, while 43.7% of patients reported both. The major endoscopic findings were chronic gastritis (n = 134), hiatal hernia (n = 98), and erosive esophagitis (n = 55). There was no significant difference in the endoscopic findings of patients with and without dyspepsia except for the subgroup of ulcer-like dyspeptic patients with significantly more frequently erosive peptic lesions (25% vs. 8.7%, p = .01). Patients with reflux symptoms had more frequently erosive esophagitis (42.9% vs. 14.6%, p = .001). Types of histological lesions, presence of H. pylori infection, and its cagA subtype had no statistical difference with presence or not of any symptoms. Patients with compared with those without reflux or ulcer-like dyspeptic symptoms had endoscopically more frequently erosive esophagitis and erosive peptic lesions, respectively. On the contrary, there is no statistical difference regarding the histological lesions, the presence of H. pylori, and its cagA subtype in all subgroups of patients.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 11/2014; 37(6):431-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Delays in feeding patients post-percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement may result in unnecessary prolongation of hospital stay, deprivation of nutrition, and increased healthcare costs. Common practice has been to wait overnight before initiating feedings post-PEG tube placement. Our facility changed existing policy and began feeding children 6 hours post-PEG. The objectives of this article are to (a) describe the effect of early feeding (6 hours postprocedure) on length of hospital stay, and (b) add to the existing data on safety of early feeding post-PEG tube placement in children. A retrospective chart review of 70 patients admitted for PEG tube placement was performed. Patients admitted pre- and postpolicy change were compared for length of hospitalization, time NPO (nothing by mouth), pain scores, pain medication use, and adverse events (Group A: before policy change; Group B: after policy change). No adverse events were identified in either group. Both median time to feeding initiation and hospital length of stay were shorter in Group B. There was no significant difference in reported pain scores or the number of pain medication doses between the two groups. Early initiation of feedings post-PEG led to a shortened length of hospital stay with no increase in adverse events or reported pain.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 09/2014; 37(5):344-349.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate levels of stress, gynecological events, bowel, and psychological symptoms in Chinese women of reproductive age who experienced both diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) and premenstrual syndrome. A cross-sectional study used the self-reported questionnaire based on previous studies done abroad with the Rome III criteria and Symptom Checklist-90 Scale. The research was performed on 233 reproductive age women in China. A descriptive, comparative approach was used to (a) describe general characteristics and the history of disease both of the overlapping group and the D-IBS group, (b) compare stress and gynecological experience of the 2 groups, (c) compare the characteristics of defecation and bowel habits by group, and (d) compare psychological symptoms between groups. Percentage distribution and chi-square tests were used to analyze data. The results revealed that compared to simple D-IBS patients, the patients in the overlapping syndromes group had increased stress and gynecological events and more severe bowel and psychological symptoms. Overlapping syndromes were associated with repeated episodes of longer duration and delayed recovery. Future studies with expanded sample size and blood collection may verify and explain the results of this study.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 09/2014; 37(5):351-359.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 09/2014; 37(5):366-367.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 09/2014; 37(5):315-316.
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    ABSTRACT: Alcohol use can lead to a cascade of problems such as increased chances of risky behavior and negative health consequences, including alcoholic liver disease and upper gastric and liver cancer. Ethanol is metabolized mainly by 2 major enzymes: alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Genetic variations of genes encoding the 2 enzymes are very common among East Asians but relatively rare for most other populations. Facial flushing and other physical discomforts after alcohol drinking triggered by accumulation of acetaldehyde through defective genes for ADH and ALDH have been reported. Approximately 40% of East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) show facial flushing after drinking alcohol, known as "Asian flush," which is characterized by adverse reactions on alcohol drinking in individuals possessing the fasting metabolizing alleles for ADH, ADH1B*2, and ADH1C*1, and the null allele for ALDH and ALDH2*2. Alcoholism is determined not only by the genetic deficiency but also by behaviors that involve complex interactions between genetic and sociocultural factors. The purpose of this article was to provide nurses with the most current information about genetic and sociocultural influences on alcoholism and alcohol-related health problems specifically for East Asians and implications of this knowledge to nursing practice. The physiological phenomenon of genes and genetics in relation to alcohol metabolism in this special population is emphasized.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 09/2014; 37(5):327-336.
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    ABSTRACT: Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease (ALD) has been, and continues to be, a subject of great controversy. Although ALD is one of the most common causes of cirrhosis of the liver and one of the most prominent indications for orthotopic liver transplantation, arguments arise regarding liver transplantation as a suitable treatment for this disease. In many documented studies, the rate of alcoholic recidivism and rates of noncompliance with antirejection regimens have been examined. Many of these studies demonstrate that the rate of recidivism is high and medication compliance is low. Now is a time in which medicine is experiencing an increased need for organ allografts with a profound shortage of suitable matches for patients in need. Therefore, transplanting viable and vital liver allografts into patients with ALD, considering high rates of alcoholic recidivism and noncompliance, is more ethically controversial than ever. It is the responsibility of the medical personnel-including nurses-who sit on ethical advisory boards to distribute an exceptional gift of liver transplants. Also, it is the duty of nurses who are involved with the care of transplant recipients to help the patients assume full respect and treat their liver well. This article discusses the ethical implications and ethical obligations of medical staff when continuing to consider ALD appropriate grounds for liver transplantation.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 09/2014; 37(5):318-325.
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    ABSTRACT: Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. We examined the colon transit time (CTT) according to the total energy expenditure (TEE) in psychiatry unit patients. The study participants included 67 adults, with a mean age of 49.8 years. The participants used an accelerometer for 7 days to measure their 1-week TEE. They took a capsule containing 20 radio-opaque markers for 3 days. On the 4th day and 7th day, a supine abdominal radiography was performed. According to the TEE of all study participants, the upper 30%, middle 30%, and lower 40% were classified into groups according to high (H), moderate (M), and low (L) physical activity. The mean total CTT was 52.0 hours. The segmental CTT for the right, left, and recto-sigmoid colon were 15.3 hours, 19.2 hours, and 17.4 hours. Total CTT in the H group was significantly shorter than that in the L group (p= .010). A comparison of the segmental CTT between the L, M, and H groups showed that the right CTT (p= .010) of the H group was significantly shorter than that of the M group. The left CTT of the M group (p= .028) and H group (p= .004) was significantly shorter than that of the L group. The recto-sigmoid CTT (p= .016) of the M group was significantly shorter than that of the L group. The study showed that moderate and high TEE was assisted with reduced CTT.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives 3.0 License, where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to identify disease-related knowledge and information needs of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The 313 patients (Crohn disease: n = 169, colitis: n = 144) presenting to an outpatient gastroenterology clinic of a tertiary care hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea, were scored on their knowledge of Crohn disease and colitis and their information needs were assessed in the questionnaire. Patients with Crohn disease obtained a higher mean knowledge score than patients with colitis. The patients with Crohn disease had significantly higher scores about complications than patients with colitis. The patients with Crohn disease showed significantly higher mean scores relating to the patients' information needs than patients with colitis. The favorite topics of information needed were disease, medication, and diagnosis/operations. The patients with Crohn disease wanted more information than patients with colitis about medications used for treatment, daily life, and pregnancy. The effectiveness of the training and education given to patients can be maximized in this education system when the information about disease and medications for Crohn disease patients or information about disease and diet for colitis patients is primarily provided according to the degree of the patients' need for information.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives 3.0 License, where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.
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  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):300-302.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):304-305.