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ileus

[′il·ē·əs]
(medicine)
Acute intestinal obstruction of neurogenic origin.
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Kurokawa, "Vincristine-induced paralytic ileus during induction therapy of treatment protocols for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adult patients," International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol.
In our case, the initial diagnosis made was paralytic ileus and bowel perforation, yet the final diagnosis of Ogilvie's syndrome was reached only after laparotomy, when several areas of necrosis and perforation were seen.
Conclusion: From this study it is concluded that postoperative adhesions and bands are commo-nest cause of intestinal obstruction followed by TB abdomen, external hernias, colonic tumors, volvulus, paralytic ileus, internal hernias and intussusceptions and that pattern of intestinal obstruction depends upon geographical factors.
Characteristics and outcomes Severe hematuria 1 Fever 5 Paralytic ileus 1 ESWL 2 Flexible nephroscopy 5 Urinary infection 3 Effective residual calculi 3 Residual calculi 8 Preoperation Scr (mg/dL) 1.01 [+ or -] 0.18 Postoperation Scr (mg/dL) 1.08 [+ or -] 0.21 Preoperation Hb (mg/dL) 14.32 [+ or -] 2.12 Postoperation Hb (mg/dL) 12.86 [+ or -] 1.49
Patients with paralytic ileus can have difficulty absorbing oral ivermectin due to tissue edema.
Following complications were noted: secondary haemorrhage (blood loss > 500 mls or urgent need for blood transfusion in post-operative period), paralytic ileus (silent bowels 24 hours after surgery in the absence of signs of peritonitis or bowel injury), peritonitis (abdominal distension with signs of peritoneal infection), abdominal wound infection (purulent wound discharge).Patients were discharged on 3rd or 4th day.
Gastrointestinal involvement may manifest as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, transient paralytic ileus, hemorrhage, bowel ischemia, intussusception (rare in adults), and / or bowel perforation.
Regarding early postoperative complications (30 days), prolonged paralytic ileus (defined as the inability to pass flatus for longer than 5 days) occurred in 3 patients.
The morbidities observed were placenta accrete 47%, urinary tract trauma in 63.51%, caesarean hysterectomy in 62.16%, post operative febrile morbidity in 77.03%, maternal mortality was nil, paralytic ileus in 28.38%, PPH in 82.43%, surgical site infection in 16.21%.
After 6 days in high care, the child developed a paralytic ileus, requiring nasojejunal tube placement, bowel rest and antibiotics.
Previous studies have suggested a link between smoking and digestive disorders such as Crohn's disease, peptic ulcers, acute pancreatitis, paralytic ileus, bowel obstruction, choletlithiasis, diverticulitis, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
Paralytic ileus is defined as absence of physiologic motility of the intestine.