flatus


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flatus

[′flād·əs]
(medicine)
Gas in the intestinal tract.
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Nasogastric tubes were placed preoperatively and usually remained until flatus occurred and no gastric retention presented after surgery.
Patient's demographics (age and gender), hospital registration number, group of patients (group A and B), time of passage of flatus and faeces and length of hospital stay were recorded.
At 1 month, three patients in the open group reported incontinence to flatus and faeces.
Cushions lined with activated charcoal work, as long as your flatus goes directly into the cushion," she says, laughing.
The primary outcome measure was the time to the first passage of flatus after surgery.
In their randomized control trial, enrolling 58 patients with gastric cancer, the duration of hospitalization and time to the first flatus along with the quality of life scores for fatigue, nausea and vomiting decreased significantly following the surgery in the EOF group compared to the control group.
l Smelly flatus -- the gas produced by bacterial fermenta- tion can smell, depending on the food eaten.
Over the next two days, the patient's ileus had resolved, illustrated by tolerance of regular diet along with passing of flatus and bowel movements.
Delayed fed (group B) was started oral fluids, on appearance of normal bowel sounds or passage of flatus.
The infant may also have abdominal distension, flatus, borborygmus, a flushed face, clenched fists, and may draw their knees up or arch their back as if in pain.
Bloating, pain, and passage of flatus were all reduced on the low-FODMAPs diet.
There is no difficulty in breathing and the patient is able to ambulate, eat, has flatus and bowel movement this morning," Joven Jeremius Tanchuco, chief medical officer of the Asian Hospital said in his medical report.