bowel rest

bowel rest

The intentional restriction of oral nutrition, typically used with other therapies for patients with gastrointestinal diseases such as bowel obstruction, ileus, pancreatitis, or acute abdomen.
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The parenteral feeding devices are used in person who has non-functional gastro-intestinal tract or person having disorder and requires total bowel rest. Parenteral feeding devices can deliver calories and nutrients which are essential for the body functioning through mixture of carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins.
(2,10) Management of the perforated small bowel diverticula can be done medically with bowel rest and antibiotics (11) for localized peritonitis and mild abdominal symptoms.
Patients who present with mild or intermittent symptoms can often be treated initially with conservative management including bowel rest, IV fluids, bowel decompression, enemas, and laxatives [1, 3, 4].
She was treated with bowel rest, IV fluids, and IV antibiotic regimen as determined by consulting infectious disease specialists.
Broadspectrum antibiotics were continued, and bowel rest was achieved by the means of a nasogastric tube.
Recommendations were to initially manage conservatively with nasogastric suctioning and bowel rest.
The patient was admitted and initially managed nonoperatively with fluid resuscitation, pain control, bowel rest with nasogastric tube decompression, and serial abdominal exams.
She was treated with bowel rest, hydration, and pain control.
Then, pemetrexed therapy was terminated, and bowel rest and total parenteral nutrition were initiated.
She was managed conservatively with bowel rest, nasogastric tube, and IV fluids.
Most patients with right-sided diverticulitis respond well to conservative treatment, including bowel rest and antibiotics to cover Gram-negative, and anaerobic pathogen was suggested [sup][9],[10] in patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis.
People who have gallstones but don't have any symptoms may need no treatment, he said and added that in mild cases, treatment includes bowel rest, fluids and antibiotics given through a vein, and pain medicine.