Category Archives: GI

Look

Does the patient appear weak? Has the patient lost weight? Does the patient appear dehydrated? Does the patient appear in distress

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Listen

Quantity & quality of bowel movements (e.g., change in/increased frequency over baseline): solid, soft, or liquid diarrhea; dark or bloody stools; or stools that float Fever Abdominal pain or cramping Increased fatigue Upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting Bloating/increased gas Decreased … Continue reading

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Recognize

Serum chemistry/hematology abnormalities Infectious vs immune-related adverse event causation Peritoneal signs of bowel perforation (i.e., pain, tenderness, bloating)  

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