Gastrointestinal problems

Edited by Edward Alan Glasper, Gillian McEwing and Jim Richardson

in Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198569572
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597901 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Gastrointestinal problems

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Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system - The main functions and structure of the liver - Appendicitis - Peritonitis - Pyloric stenosis - Mesenteric adenitis - Gastroenteritis - Coeliac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) - Constipation - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - Crohn's disease - Ulcerative colitis - Hirschsprung's disease - Hernia - Oesophageal atresia - Biliary atresia - Childhood obesity - Management of childhood obesity - ABC of viral hepatitis - Hepatitis A virus (HAV) - Hepatitis B virus (HBV) - Hepatitis C virus (HCV) - Dental caries - Posseting - Infantile colic - Rickets - Intestinal obstruction - Related skills - Nutritional management: calculating infant feeds and energy requirements - Gastrostomy care - Passing a short-term (PVC) NG tube - Enteral feeding tubes - Feeding via an NG tube - How to change a stoma bag

Chapter.  13608 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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