Patients will explain that the use of tums or other antacids can provide them with temporary relief however the symptoms will return. Some patients notice that certain food types can precipitate the above signs and symptoms and attempt to avoid them to prevent the discomfort. Patients explain that increased gassy feeling with the need to belch occurs.
Diagnostic Testing • EGD is the most successful method of testing for PUD. This is described as Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and is a tube with a camera that will be placed in the mouth in order to advance the tube into the stomach, the esophagus and the duodenum in order for the MD to evaluate the lining and look for ulceration. (Buttaro, et al., 2017) • Labs can be obtained as well such as the following: CBC, LFT, Calcium, Breath Test, H. Pylori serum, Stool Antigen. • Another test that can be performed for patients who are not willing to allow the EGD procedure is the Barium Radiography test. (Buttaro, et al., 2017)
Pharmacological Treatment for Protonix rotonix is considered to be a medication in the class of the proton pump inhibitors. This medication will control the acid production in the gastrointestinal tract. The hope is that this medication will decrease acid to a level in which the ulcer can start to heal and not become more eroded. (Drugs.com, 2019) rotonix can be administered orally, through an intravenous route or should the patient be hospitalized and required a feeding tube placed, protonix can be administered through the tube as well. osing could be IV 40 mg daily for 7-10 days. Orally 40 mg once daily for up to 8 weeks for PUD.
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