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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  • Other titles
    Gastroenterology nursing (Online), Gastroenterology nursing
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    1538-9766
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    42471864
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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.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 08/2014;
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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.
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    ABSTRACT: Irritable bowel-like symptoms are frequently reported among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) deemed to be in remission. Previous studies have indicated that patients with coexisting irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might have poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL) than those without. However, it is not known what areas of HRQoL are most affected. In this study, we investigated the impact of coexisting IBS on HRQoL in IBD. Patients deemed to be in remission and not on current biological or steroid treatment were identified from a cohort of 140 IBD outpatients. HRQoL was measured using the generic Short Form-36 and the disease-specific Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire. Calprotectin in stools was measured as an objective marker of inflammation. Eighty-nine patients fulfilled the criteria for remission. Of these 89 patients, a total of 21 were irritable bowel-like symptom positive according to the Rome II criteria, whereas the comparable number in Rome III was 30. The level of calprotectin in stools was elevated in irritable bowel-like symptom positive patients, and HRQoL scores were clinically significantly reduced compared with those without IBS-like symptoms. These differences remained even when controlling for calprotectin through univariate analyses. Patients experiencing IBS-like symptoms in IBD are associated with poorer HRQoL even after controlling for objective disease markers. The HRQoL areas that are particularly affected are social functioning and bodily pain.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):280-287.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):304-305.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an inflammatory bowel disease population at a single pediatric center. The secondary aims were to determine predictors of CAM use and assess parental attitude to CAM use. A survey was developed that was distributed electronically and given out in the clinic. Two hundred thirty-five surveys were analyzed. Thirty-six percent of respondents reported that their children had used CAM, while 19.6% were current users. Sixty-three percent of respondents were "extremely" or "very supportive" of CAM and 57.6% would have been "extremely" or "very supportive" at the time of their children's diagnosis. The most commonly used CAM modalities were fish oil (48.8%), probiotics (22.5%), acupuncture/pressure (17.5%), aloe (16.3%), yoga/meditation (16.3%), chiropractic (12%), and herbal medicine (13.8%). Multivariate analysis revealed 2 independent factors predictive of subjects using CAM: use of biologics (odds ratio of 2.8; p = .008) and subjects' parent using CAM (odds ratio of 10.9; p ≤ .001). More than one third of children in this study and their parents have used CAM. Families are supportive of CAM both at the time of diagnosis and as an ongoing component of their child's treatment even if they were not past or current users of CAM. Predictors of CAM use were treatment with a biologic and having a parent who used CAM.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):265-271.
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    ABSTRACT: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening. Many barriers to the procedure exist including the possibility of abdominal discomfort that may occur with insufflation. Carbon dioxide (CO2), which is rapidly absorbed in the blood stream, is an alternate method used to distend the lumen during colonoscopy. The goal of this study was to compare patient discomfort, abdominal girth, and recovery time in 2 groups of patients randomized to CO2 versus room air insufflation during colonoscopy. Using a Wong-Baker score, we found statistical difference in postprocedural discomfort levels (CO2 Group: 1.15 ± 2.0 vs. room air: 0.41 ± 0.31, p = .015) and a significantly greater increase in abdominal girth over CO2 immediately postprocedure (room air: 1.06 ± 1.29 inches vs. CO2: 0.56 ± 0.73 inches, p = .054) girth immediately postprocedure; however, recovery time was similar between the 2 study arms (CO2: 9.1 ± 16.2 minutes vs. room air: 10.2 ± 18.6 minutes, p = .713). Further studies are needed to determine whether CO2 is cost-effective and improves patient satisfaction with colonoscopy.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):273-278.
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    ABSTRACT: A significant number of patients with irritable bowel syndrome hold misconceptions about their disease and experience more impaired quality of life compared with the general population and people suffering from other chronic diseases. This study was designed to explore the effectiveness of a structured educational intervention on disease-related misconceptions and quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome in Wuhan, China. A convenience sample of 23 patients with irritable bowel syndrome participated in an educational program that consisted of 4 weekly sessions in a group setting. Instruments, including an irritable bowel syndrome-related misconception scale and irritable bowel syndrome quality-of-life scale, were used for evaluation at baseline and 3 months after the sessions. Three months after the structured educational intervention, the score for irritable bowel syndrome-related misconception was significantly decreased (p < .001), and the score for irritable bowel syndrome quality of life was significantly improved (p < .001). We conclude that the structured educational intervention seems to be a proper method to reduce the disease-related misconceptions and improve the quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Planning and implementing such clinical education programs will be helpful in decreasing disease-related misconceptions and promoting quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):289-298.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 07/2014; 37(4):261-262.
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    ABSTRACT: Postoperative fast-track recovery protocols combine various methods to support immediate care of patients who undergo major surgery. These protocols include control of postoperative pain and early beginning of oral diet and mobilization. The combination of these approaches may reduce the rate of postoperative complications and facilitate hospital discharge. The aim of this study was to evaluate progress and parameters of fast-track recovery after major liver and pancreatic resection. A descriptive bibliographical review from 2001 to 2012 via electronic databases such as MEDLINE, PubMed, and Google Scholar was undertaken. Articles that focused on a fast-track protocol were studied. Reports focusing on the implementation of a fast-track protocol in the postoperative recovery of patients after major hepatectomy or pancreatectomy were selected. Fast-track protocols may be applicable to patients recovering after major liver or pancreatic resection. Future research should be focused on particular parameters of the fast-track protocol separately.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 05/2014; 37(3):228-33.
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    ABSTRACT: Crohn disease is a chronic disorder characterized by episodes of epithelial inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract for which there is no cure. The prevalence of Crohn disease increased in civilized nations during the time period in which food sources were industrialized in those nations. A characteristic of industrialized diets is the conspicuous absence of cereal fiber. The purpose of this 2-group, randomized, controlled study was to investigate the effects of fiber-related dietary instructions specifying wheat bran consumption on health-related quality of life and gastrointestinal function in individuals diagnosed with Crohn disease, as measured by the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire and the partial Harvey Bradshaw Index, respectively. Results demonstrated that consuming a wheat bran-inclusive diet was feasible and caused no adverse effects, and participants consuming whole wheat bran in the diet reported improved health-related quality of life (p = .028) and gastrointestinal function (p = .008) compared to the attention control group. The results of a secondary aim, to investigate differences in measures of systemic inflammation, found no group differences in C-reactive protein or erythrocyte sedimentation rates. This study suggests that diet modification may be a welcomed complementary therapy for individuals suffering gastrointestinal disruption associated with Crohn disease.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 05/2014; 37(3):206-16.
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    ABSTRACT: Irritable bowel syndrome is a commonly recognized chronic disease in all healthcare settings. This integrative review investigated current knowledge about adults' illness-related experiences of this disease from the perspectives of everyday life, healthcare, and self-care management. The overarching findings related to everyday life with irritable bowel syndrome were life-limiting experiences of the body-self as unfamiliar and of the body and symptoms as shameful and unpredictable. The limitations manifested as lack of ability to move about freely, fulfill ambitions or commitments at work, maintain social activities, uphold or develop close and/or sexual relationships and parenting, and live a life with spontaneity. Physical condition, knowledge about disease/illness-related matters, and one's own perceived ability to find adequate strategies were significant for the ability of self-care management. Healthcare was experienced as being unsupportive and not providing information and guidance for enabling self-care management. These results suggest a need for controlled intervention trials of healthcare models that take as their point of departure the individual's experience of illness, needs, and life situation, and that enable learning and sharing of illness experiences, combined with the provision of scientific knowledge and advice from healthcare professionals.
    Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 05/2014; 37(3):217-25.
  • Gastroenterology nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 05/2014; 37(3):203-4.