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U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2018). Levothyroxine. Retrieved July 11, 2018 from U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2018). Nifedipine. Retrieved July 11, 2018 from Robert, I really enjoyed your post this week and found your diagnosis of acute intestinal pseudo obstruction very interesting. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [NIDDK] (2018) state problems with nerves, muscles, or interstitial cells of Cajal cause intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Interstitial cells of Cajal are called “pacemaker” cells because they set the pace of intestinal contractions and convey messages from nerves to muscles. Problems with nerves, muscles, or interstitial cells of Cajal prevent normal contractions of the intestines and cause problems with the movement of food, fluid, and air through the intestines (NIDDK, 2018). The specific symptoms and severity of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction can vary greatly from one person to another, depending, in part, on the exact location and extent of the disease within the gastrointestinal tract (National Organizations for Rare Diseases, 2018). I have always been highly suspect of any pseudo disease and for some reason have a hang up on them. I realize this is the wrong type of attitude and I would never let my patients know my true feelings
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on it, but in my head I’m thinking “seriously…..it’s pseudo which translates to nothing”. However, my patients only see sympathy and concern written all over my face. It makes it especially difficult for me when there is no real treatment for them outside of symptom relief.
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  • Summer '15
  • Gastroenterology, Gastroenteritis, Vomiting, U.S. National Library, Intestinal pseudoobstruction

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