ileus

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ileus

[′il·ē·əs]
(medicine)
Acute intestinal obstruction of neurogenic origin.
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EA also reduces postoperative mortality and improves a multitude of cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal morbidity endpoints (5), decreases duration of postoperative ileus (3,4,6), reduces postoperative surgical stress (7), and improves clinical outcomes (8), functional recovery (9) and perioperative quality of life (10).
Story SK, Chamberlain RS (2009) A comprehensive review of evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat postoperative ileus.
5) Recently Lee and colleagues published a randomized trial of the mu opioid receptor blocker alvimopam in patients undergoing radical cystectomy, showing decreased postoperative ileus and length of stay.
Patients in the C group were prohibited from being administered other bowel movement-stimulating medicines including enema, except for patients with symptoms of postoperative ileus.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Postoperative Ileus.
Does gum chewing reduce postoperative ileus following open colectomy for left-sided colon and rectal cancer?
Use of chewing gum in reducing postoperative ileus after elective colorectal resection: a systematic review.
Phynova's lead product for postoperative ileus is currently enrolling patients in a Phase II proof-of-concept clinical trial in China.
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.
A recent study found that having patients chew gum after abdominal surgery (three times per day for one hour each time) decreased the incidence of postoperative ileus and reduced the mean length of hospital stay by 2.
The condition is called postoperative ileus and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, constipation and pain.
Now you've got someone who not only has bowel obstruction but an operative wound and postoperative ileus on top of an obstructed bowel.

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