Acute Cholecystitis

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4.6 out of 5 (76 Reviews)

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1.75

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25

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder that occurs due to occlusion of the cystic duct or impaired emptying of the gallbladder. Often this impaired emptying is due to stones or biliary sludge. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of acute cholecystitis and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with this condition.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the risk factors for acute cholecystitis.
  • Describe the classic presentation for a patient with acute cholecystitis.
  • Explain the management of acute cholecystitis.
  • Explain how to improve patient outcomes by employing a well-integrated team approach to the management of patients with acute cholecystitis.

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  • Name: 'acute chole ct_1.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Scott Dulebohn, M.D.
  • Name: 'acute cholecystitis CT_1.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Scott Dulebohn, MD
  • Name: 'Figure 1.png' Attribution: Contributed by Amir Borhani, MD
  • Name: 'acalculous cholecystitis.png' Attribution: Image courtesy Dr Chaigasame
  • Name: 'Cholecystitis.jpg' Attribution: Contributed from the European Society of Radiology: Centro Hospitalar do Algarve - Faro/PT

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Highly informative

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the content of the activity did not prepare me for the questions asked. In addition the ultrasounds should have been better labeled for the np

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I continue to find alot of this needs further editing. bad sentence construction and grammar at times. expect better

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