As noted in the picture, there is a venous ulcer at the left ankle with macerated irregular border, an exudative reddened base, surrounded by abnormally hyper- and hypopigmented, scarred skin. On the examination, there was marked edema swelling in the leg and ankle. A fifty-five-year-old man suffering from recurrent, non-healing, painful ulcers sores on the left ankle for 4 years, due to chronic venous insufficiency. His recalcitrant ulcers and associated venous hypertensive symptoms diminished the quality of life substantially.
Patient Case Presentation
CASE STUDY (Peptic Ulcer) | Peptic Ulcer | Aspirin
Marya, a first-semester nursing student, will be doing a rotation with Francis Obermyer, RN CWCN, one of the nurses on the wound care team at the hospital. Francis is a certified wound care nurse. In preparation for the rotation she was provided with the following census printout for some of the patients that Francis will be rounding on the following day. Marya will have the opportunity to do wound assessments as well as the indicated interventions for wound care.
Introduction: Although current literature has addressed gastrointestinal presentations including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal liver chemistries, and hyperlipasemia as possible coronavirus disease COVID manifestations, the risk and type of gastrointestinal bleeding GIB in this population is not well characterized. The primary objective was to characterize bleeding etiologies, and our secondary aim was to discuss outcomes and therapeutic approaches. Four of the esophagogastroduodenoscopies resulted in therapeutic interventions, and the 3 patients with rectal ulcers were referred to colorectal surgery for rectal packing.
Height: 56 ft Weight: Means of Admission: Experiencing abdominal pain, feeling of weakness, tarry stool and vomiting that hindered him from doing his daily activities. He takes his multivitamins and ferrous sulfate daily. Patient now eats anything he wants. His appetite improved since he left the hospital.