Nursing the Hepatic Lipidosis Patient

Lädt!
True or false – hepatic lipidosis is the most common liver disease seen in cats?
True
False
 
How many lobes does the liver have?
4
3
6
5
 
What proportion of blood reaching the liver is deoxygenated blood, supplied by the hepatic portal vein?
60%
40%
20%
80%
 
Which form of hepatic lipidosis is seen more commonly?
Primary (idiopathic) hepatic lipidosis
Secondary hepatic lipidosis
 
Which biochemistry changes are classically associated with hepatic lipidosis?
Marked increase in ALP with a normal GGT
Marked increase in GGT with a normal ALP
An ALP and GGT of similar increase
An ALP and ALT of similar increase
 
Pre-treatment with which medication may be advised in hepatic lipidosis patients undergoing hepatic FNA or biopsy?
Vitamin B12
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin D
 
Providing appropriate nutrition is key to treating hepatic lipidosis. What type of diet should be used?
High protein, moderate fat, low carbohydrate
High fat, low protein, moderate carbohydrate
High carbohydrate, low fat, high protein
High fat, high carbohydrate, low protein
 
Lactulose retention enemas, oral lactulose and antibiotics are used to treat which complication of hepatic lipidosis?
Coagulopathies
Hepatic encephalopathy
Hypoalbuminaemia
Pleural effusion
 
Which rate of weight loss is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing hepatic lipidosis?
5% of bodyweight per week
4% of bodyweight per week
2% of bodyweight per week
10% of bodyweight per week
 
Which electrolyte abnormality is commonly seen in hepatic lipidosis patients, and causes muscle weakness and neck ventroflexion?
Hyperkalaemia
Hypokalaemia
Hyponatraemia
Hyperphosphataemia