distension, and tachycardia, excessive sweating, shallow or rapid respiration, and increase in temperature. Lab findings would be an increase in lipase and bilirubin serum concentration, increase in white blood cell count, and decrease in serum Ca. George experienced gradual pain in his upper abdomen that radiated to his back, nausea, vomiting, and tachycardia. Also, a visual edema of the pancreas in an ultrasound. 9. Explain what is meant by the phenomenon of referred pain. Is this phenomenon often seen in patients with acute pancreatitis? The phenomenon of referred pain (acute abdominal pain) is said to be distant from the actual source. The pain is often seen with patients suffering from intra-abdominal diseases. Acute abdomen pain can also come on very suddenly and severe. Yes, this phenomenon is seen in patients with acute pancreatitis and can be difficult to locate the source. 10. Describe the treatment of the condition and its prognosis. For those suffering from acute pancreatitis are usually treated with IV fluids and pain medication. Depending on the pain level the patient may be examined very closely to prevent damage to the heart, lungs, or kidneys. If the patient case is very severe, pancreatitis can cause pancreatic tissue to die. If happened the patient would require surgery to remove the dead tissue and to prevent infection.
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