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Week 7 Discussion – Due

Jan 14, 2021 10:59 PM

NSG5003-Advanced Pathophysiology CP02

Discussion Assignment

This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

For this course, you are automatically divided into discussion groups of 3 or 4 students. This is done through the course registration process. You may or may not be with the same group each week.


Read the Discussion Prompt Below, then post your responses/answers as indicated by the Discussion Board Prompt.

Initial Post: Post your initial writing by Day 3 of the week.*Response #1. Due by Day 5 of the week. Response #2: Due by Day 7 of the week. Response to faculty: Respond to any comments left by your faculty by end of day on Day 7 of the week.

*You will not be able to see the postings from your peers until you have made your initial post.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to all of the initial postings from your peers in your discussion group on different days of the week.

Every post in the discussion must be supported by evidence. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. In addition, you must respond to any responses received from your professor. Complete your participation for this assignment by end of the week.

To support your work, use your course and text readings as well as the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format. Patient or lay person medical information portals such as webMD, Medscape, Mayo Clinic, or any disease foundations, such as the arthritis foundation or the diabetic foundation, are not acceptable resources for your scholarly work.

Discussion Prompt

Gastrointestinal Case Study

Henry, a 58 y/o male, recently reports waking up in the middle of the night with burning abdominal pain. Symptoms occur several nights a week with occasional discomfort in the middle of the afternoon. A bland diet or drinking milk do seem to help and spicy foods aggregate the symptoms.

PMH: non-contributory

SH: Works in a grocery store, divorced, non-smoker, drinks 1-2 beers/day

Allergies: none

Meds: 1 325mg ASA daily for cardiovascular prevention


Constitutional: Decrease appetite and 5% weight loss; denies feverENT: Denies sore throat or drainageLungs: Occasional dry cough at nightHeart: Mid sternum chest burning intermittentlyAbdomen: Epigastric burning and tenderness, denies constipation or diarrhea


1. Initial Post: Summarize the pathophysiology of Peptic Ulcer Disease as compared to GERD and explain which one his symptoms most closely represent. Support with evidence.



2.Response#1 Explain the body’s natural protection against peptic ulcers from a pathophysiology standpoint.


3.Response#2 What diagnostic testing may be used to further evaluate the symptoms and what might this test tell the healthcare provider?

Week 7 Discussion

Discussion Topic

Due January 14 at 10:59 PM

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