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impaction

[im′pak·shən]
(medicine)
The state of being lodged and retained in a body part.
Confinement of a tooth in the jaw so that its eruption is prevented.
A condition in which one fragment of bone is firmly driven into another fragment so that neither can move against the other.
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The term stercoral colitis refers to a condition that mainly depends on the presence of fecal impaction material in colonic lumen associated with inflammation and distention of the affected colon segment.
11) A digital examination of the rectum can determine whether a fecal impaction, anal stricture, or rectal mass is present and can evaluate its integrity.
For item H2d, fecal impaction, the nurse is not diagnosing the fecal impaction but, rather, the nurse is identifying symptoms.
When the constipation is severe or the cycle is chronic, fecal impaction may result from the collection of hard dry stool on the colon rectum.
There are many aspects of a performance improvement program; many improvement opportunities to be ranked and studied, such as risk management and safety, infection control, employee health, team productivity, customer satisfaction, and monitoring and learning from sentinel events, which in long-term care, have been identified by CMS as fecal impaction, dehydration and pressure ulcers.
Another recalled a situation where a nurse mistakenly referred to constipation as a fecal impaction.
Julian tests all patients for occult blood and evaluates them by digital exam for masses, stool consistency, fecal impaction, and ability to squeeze the sphincter muscles.
This condition, called fecal impaction, occurs most often in children and older adults.
MOVICOL[R] for the treatment of constipation and fecal impaction, MOVIPREP[R] a bowel cleansing preparation, KLEAN-PREP[R] for bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, XIFAXAN[R] for the treatment of travelers' diarrhea and ORAMORPH[R] for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with cancer.