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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The compression did not affect the patient's respiration or caused edema of the lower limbs; defecation and gastrointestinal decompression status were observed.
In phase I, a silica gel or capsular bag made of polyester fabric is used to wrap and hang the bulged contents, to promote the return of the bulged contents, and during this period, the close monitoring of defecation and gastrointestinal decompression status is required.
Therefore, when a perforation was detected, it was important to perform an endoscopic suture, extend the duration of fasting and water deprivation and the use of antibiotics, and provide gastrointestinal decompression if necessary.
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.
Treatment with gastrointestinal decompression, somatostatin, antibiotic, and acyclovir resulted in the complete recovery.
Gastrointestinal decompression is important and the patient is positioned on their right side in a lateral decubitus position to enhance venous blood return from the gut.
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.
Like gastroparesis, the gastrointestinal decompression could relieve the symptom, but the recovery still required time.

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