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Summary and Considerations in the Nursing Care of Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 9, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages: 310-315
Received: Aug. 3, 2020; Accepted: Aug. 13, 2020; Published: Aug. 19, 2020
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Ni Zhang, College of Nursing, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Yuanzong Song, Department of Neonatal, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Meixue Chen, College of Nursing, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Lingli Cai, College of Nursing, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Manli Liu, College of Nursing, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Weiwei Wang, College of Nursing, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Qingran Lin, Department of Nursing, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
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Background: Progressive familiar intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) is a group of rare cholestatic liver diseases whose main features are itching, jaundice and even liver failure. Many studies have been reported in clinical reports, but the care of PFIC is rarely described. Purpose: To provide a summary and recommendations for the setup of strategies for PFIC patient care. Material and methods: A non-systematic review of PFIC nursing research until July 12, 2020. Use online search engines (PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and CINAHL) to find PFIC nursing-related content, sort and summarize nursing-related content. Results: As a rare disease, there is limited research in PFIC nursing. The main care measures of PFIC including nursing interventions and evaluation tools. Nursing intervention is divided into general symptom care and nursing care of postoperative complications. Evaluation tools mainly focus on quality of life assessment and evaluation of itching. Conclusions: Nurses should pay attention to the use of scales when caring for PFIC patients, and observe whether specific nursing measures can help improve patients’ quality of life. PFIC nursing interventions and evaluation tools should be tailored according to PFIC clinical manifestation. A multidisciplinary collaborative approach is encouraged for proper management and tailoring therapy according to clinical manifestation.
Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), Nursing, Evaluation, Itching, Quality of Life, Intervention
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Ni Zhang, Yuanzong Song, Meixue Chen, Lingli Cai, Manli Liu, Weiwei Wang, Qingran Lin, Summary and Considerations in the Nursing Care of Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 9, No. 5, 2020, pp. 310-315. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20200905.11
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