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Abstract

Effect of Nursing on Patients with Primary Liver Cancer before and after Transcatheter Arterial Embolization

Author(s): Lan Luan and Lin Wang*
Department of Nursing, Jiangsu College of Nursing, Huai’an, 223005, Department of General Surgery, The Second People’s Hospital of Huai’an (The Affiliated Huai’an Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University), Huai’an, 223002, China

Correspondence Address:
Department of Nursing, Jiangsu College of Nursing, Huai’an, 223005, Department of General Surgery, The Second People’s Hospital of Huai’an (The Affiliated Huai’an Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University), Huai’an, 223002, China, E-mail: [email protected]

The aim of the present study was to observe and analyze the nursing effect on primary liver cancer before and after transcatheter arterial embolization. About 200 patients with advanced primary liver cancer who had been treated in the Second People’s Hospital of Huai’an were selected as research subjects. All of them were subjected to transcatheter arterial embolization. During perioperative period, nursing was carried out for patients and the patients were explained with the method, purpose, results and cautions about the treatment. Moreover, psychological nursing intervention, dietary intervention, auxiliary examination were performed. The postoperative puncture site and operated limb situations were observed and recorded for medication guidance. In this study, all patients were well-treated. Adverse reactions noted after treatment mainly were liver area pain, digestive tract reaction, fever, which were relatively mild and effectively improved with timely medical measures, with no severe complications. Comparison of quality of life score and mental status score before and after nursing showed significant improvement. To guarantee a smooth and successful implementation of transcatheter arterial embolization for patients with primary liver cancer, the key is to develop a scientific and comprehensive nursing mode to improve curative effect.

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