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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961

Abstract

PINA PORTUONDO, Vilma; MARTINEZ RODRIGUEZ, Ruth; PINOL JIMENEZ, Felipe  and  PANIAGUA ESTEVEZ, Manuel. Prueba de sobrecarga salina en el sídrome pilórico: Papel de la enfermera, enero 1993 - diciembre 1994. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.2, pp.95-102. ISSN 0864-0319.

A retrospective, observational study was conducted to a universe of 6 patients discharged from the Institute of Gastroenterology with the diagnosis of pyloric syndrome from January, 1993 to December, 1994. Patients underwent the test of saline overload. The objectives of this study were to evaluated the diagnostic therapeutic, and prognostic usefulness and importance of the saline overload test besides highlight the role of the nurse in the performance and interpretation of the test. The test was positive in 100 % of patients; positive for 62.5 % during the 3 days and for 37.5 % during 5 days allowing for the application of other diagnostic radiologic and endoscopic methods, and confirming the diagnosis at the time of admission and usefulness of the test.

Keywords : PYLORIC STENOSIS [diagnosis]; INTUBATION, GASTROINTESTINAL [nursing]; INTUBATION GASTROINTESTINAL [methods]; ISOTONIC SOLUTIONS [diagnostic use]; SODIUM CHLORIDE [diagnostic use]; EVALUATION; GASTRIC EMPTYING.

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