This is a gradual process, and infants who have undergone gastroschisis repair might experience occasional setbacks, including need for bowel rest
or additional surgery.
If ileal diverticulitis is diagnosed on computed tomography (CT) scan, the patient should be treated in a nonoperative manner with intravenous antibiotics and bowel rest
Initial management included nasogastric tube placement with suctioning, bowel rest
, and analgesics.
A ryle's tube was inserted for bowel rest
and antibiotic as ceftrioxone 1 g twice a day was started.
She failed to respond to bowel rest
, nasogastric tube decompression, and polyethylene glycol and N-acetylcysteine infusions into the small bowel through a nasogastric tube.
Pancreatic contusions are managed non-operatively with bowel rest
Imaging to assess for obstruction or abscess, supportive care (including hydration, adequate nutrition, transfusion if required, nasogastric suction and bowel rest
for bowel obstruction, and other interventions as needed), and hospitalization are required for patients with severe and/or fulminant exacerbations.
is required so total parenteral nutrition is administered until peristalsis returns.
These patients are admitted to the hospital to receive bowel rest
, fluids, and intravenous (IV) antibiotics.
Supportive care with intravenous fluids, optimization of hemodynamic status, avoidance of vasoconstrictive drugs, bowel rest
, and empiric antibiotics will produce clinical improvement within 1 to 2 days in most patients.
SerVaas: You have written that providing bowel rest
by using parenteral feeding is not helpful in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
The findings noted in the abstract, entitled Role of Bowel Rest
in Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tube Feedings, are to be presented on Friday, October 22nd, at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.