Gastric distention (GAD)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    Distension of the stomach based on its shape and size and the relation of the fundus to vertebrae and ribs
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  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Aerophagia, post-prandial, food bloat, gastric outflow obstruction

  • Helpful additional data:
    When did the patient last eat? Has there been heavy breathing/panting? Has there been any regurgitation?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider barium study or serial radiographs

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Consider SQ fluids/IV fluids

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary