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ileus

[′il·ē·əs]
(medicine)
Acute intestinal obstruction of neurogenic origin.
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Potential long term complications include cholangitis, cholecystitis, recurrent ileus, and an increased incidence of gall bladder cancer (1).
15] The authors noted a significant reduction in the duration of postoperative ileus, but with only a trend towards a reduced in-patient stay.
Bouveret syndrome is considered a distinct clinical entity from gallstone ileus due to the proximal site of the obstructing stone.
Some of the signs and symptoms common in patients with SCI experiencing an acute abdominal process include anorexia, fever, persistent ileus, sweating, pallor, palpitations, tachycardia, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, increased spasticity, and infrequently, pain.
Intravenous methylnaltrexone is designed to target an underlying cause of post-operative ileus, the unwanted interaction of opioids with the gastrointestinal tract.
Whereas this patient had acute renal failure and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, our patient suffered from multiorgan failure with respiratory, circulatory, and renal insufficiency, paralytic ileus, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute disseminated encephalo-myelitis.
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Although not apparent in this particular case, the development of obstructive symptoms in the acute postoperative state may be confused for ileus and vigilance is necessary to identify alternative causes.
For the study, researchers reviewed data on Japanese herbal medicines and found them to be effective in reducing the symptoms of GI disorders such as functional dyspepsia, constipation, and postoperative ileus.