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Care strategies for patients with severe drug-induced hepatitis

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Objective: The aim of this study is to analyse the clinical characteristics of 32 patients with severe drug-induced hepatitis, reinforce the practice of unique nursing and holistic nursing, improve the therapeutic effect, reduce the patients’ mortality, and increase their quality of life. Methods: We give patients individualized dietary guidance, medication nursing, and psychological care according to the characteristics of severe hepatitis and its complications, using com- prehensive medical treatment and combined signs of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Results: Overall, 22 (68.8%) out of 32 cases were improved, 8 (25.0%) cases died, and 2 (6.2%) cases were discharged of free will. In addition, the average hospital stay was 28.75 days. Conclusion: This study indicates that dietary guidance for the patients with severe drug-induced hepatitis varies with the individual. The result embodies the concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine that different treatment for the same disease and different diet for the same disease. Special nursing enriches the connotation of holistic nursing. Both of them are vital for improving the survival rate and promoting rehabilitation of patients with severe drug-induced hepatitis.

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Zhang, T. , Liu, Y. , Xu, Q. , Han, Y. and Li, J. (2011) Care strategies for patients with severe drug-induced hepatitis. Health, 3, 228-232. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.34040.

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