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Oct 27, 2021

Case study.

Patient HL comes into the clinic with the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The patient has a history of drug abuse and possible Hepatitis C. HL is currently taking the following prescription drugs:

 Synthroid 100 mcg daily

 Nifedipine 30 mg daily

 Prednisone 10 mg daily


Gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary disorders affect the structure and function of the GI tract. Many of these disorders often have similar symptoms, such as abdominal pain, cramping, constipation, nausea, bloating, and fatigue. Since multiple disorders can be tied to the same symptoms, it is important for advanced practice nurses to carefully evaluate patients and prescribe a treatment that targets the cause rather than the symptom.

Once the underlying cause is identified, an appropriate drug therapy plan can be recommended based on medical history and individual patient factors. In this Assignment, you examine a case study of a patient who presents with symptoms of a possible GI/hepatobiliary disorder, and you design an appropriate drug therapy plan.

To Prepare

 Review the case study assigned above.

 Reflect on the patients symptoms, medical history, and drugs currently prescribed.

 Think about a possible diagnosis for the patient. Consider whether the patient has a disorder related to the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system or whether the symptoms are the result of a disorder from another system or other factors, such as pregnancy, drugs, or a psychological disorder.

 Consider an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patients history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.
Write a 1-page paper that addresses the following:

 Explain your diagnosis for the patient, including your rationale for the diagnosis.

 Describe an appropriate drug therapy plan based on the patients history, diagnosis, and drugs currently prescribed.

 Justify why you would recommend this drug therapy plan for this patient. Be specific and provide examples.
Resource for reference- Need 3+ references.
Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehnes pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Chapter 62, Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease (pp. 703 714)

Chapter 63, Laxatives (pp. 715722)

Chapter 64, Other Gastrointestinal Drugs (pp. 723735)

Chapter 78, Antiviral Agents I: Drugs for Non-HIV Viral Infections (pp. 867 886)

Chalasani, N.,

Younossi, Z.,

Lavine, J.

E., Charlton,

M., Cusi,

K., Rinella,

M., . . . Sanya,

A. J. (2018).

The diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Practice guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Hepatology, 67(1), 328 357.

This article details the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Review this article to gain an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology as well as the suggested pharmacotherapeutics that might be recommended to treat this disorder.

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