postoperative ileus


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postoperative ileus

Etymology: L, post + operari, to work; Gk, eilein, to twist
an absence of normal intestinal function caused by a loss of peristaltic muscular action of the intestine after surgery.

postoperative ileus

Ileus resulting from handling the bowel during surgery, anesthesia, electrolyte imbalance, or intraperitoneal infection.
See also: ileus
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According to the results of our study, recovery of postoperative ileus occurred significantly sooner in TEA group than in IV-PCA group.
Current perioperative management of radical cystectomy with intestinal urinaiy reconstruction for muscle-invasive bladder cancer and reduction of the incidence of postoperative ileus.
Holte, "Review of postoperative ileus," The American Journal of Surgery, vol.
A review of the Postoperative Ileus products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
Gum chewing slightly enhances early recovery from postoperative ileus after cesarean section: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.
Alvimopan received "approvable" designation from the FDA in July 2005 for the indication of postoperative ileus, but the agency requested additional study data.
She also suggested that methylnaltrexone might have a role in treating postoperative ileus.
Abdominal complications included subdiaphragmatic abscess and postoperative ileus.
Postoperative ileus was defined as the absence of bowel movements or passage of flatus at least 120 hours.
Postoperative ileus (POI) is a frequent complication of abdominal surgery, particularly in open abdominal procedures involving manipulation of the small or large intestine (Hocevar, Robinson, & Gray, 2010).
9%) had a postoperative ileus which resolved within 3 days from surgery (Table 3).
16,17) Gastrografin may also shorten postoperative ileus and relieve intestinal obstruction caused by impacted ascaris lumbricoides and bezoar.

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