Ivor Hill, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Intestinal Lymphangiectasia

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has intestinal lymphangiectasia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Intestinal lymphangiectasia, also known as Protein Losing Enteropathy (PLE), is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the lymphatic structures in the mucosa, submucosa or subserosa of the small intestine leading to an…

Disaccharidase Deficiencies

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has disaccharidase deficiencies? What are the typical findings for this disease? Disaccharidase deficiencies are caused by the decreased hydrolysis of the disaccharides (double-sugars) by the disaccharidase enzymes (lactase; maltase-glucoamylase; sucrase-isomaltase; palatinase and trehalase). These enzymes are localized in the brush border membrane of…

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