gastrointestinal decompression

gastrointestinal decompression

The removal of contents of the intestinal tract by use of suction through a tube inserted into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The tube may be inserted through the nasopharynx or oropharynx, or via gastrostomy. See: Salem sump tube; Levin tube; See: Wangensteen tube;
See: Wangensteen tube
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Besides abnormal catecholamines secretion, long-term fasting and continuous gastrointestinal decompression also induce hypokalaemia.
She developed gastrointestinal decompression and was given somatostatin and parenteral nutrition support basic therapy.
Consequently, the patient was managed with a standard treatment of gastrointestinal decompression, complete parenteral nutrition of glucose amino acid and lipid emulsion, and simethicone and lactulose inserted once a day through the stomach tube to augment the decompression.

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