gastrointestinal function

gastrointestinal function

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the extent to which foods (ingested or tube-fed) are moved from ingestion to excretion. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
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Acetylcholine increases motor and secretory activity throughout the digestive system, thereby improving gastrointestinal function.
Sijunzi decoction is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for treatment of other diseases in previous studies as it has no side effects and it has a pharmacological effect in gastrointestinal function, immune system, ulcers and tissue repair (4, 7, 8).
The purpose of our study was to compare TEA and intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) after open colorectal cancer surgery and to evaluate recovery of gastrointestinal function, nutritional intake, pain intensity, patient satisfaction, time out of bed, rate of postoperative complications and side effects, and length of hospital stay.
Rather, a variety of conditions can lead to loss of appetite, including decreased sense of taste and smell that make eating and drinking less enjoyable, lowered response to the hunger hormone (ghrelin), and disruptions in gastrointestinal function.
Selective effects of serotonergic psychoactive agents on gastrointestinal function in health.
The clinical data were collected for all the patients, and a blood sample was collected to detect the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) and intestinal fatty acid binding protein (IFABP), an investigation questionnaire of gastrointestinal symptom rating scale (GSRS) and self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) were carried out to evaluate the gastrointestinal function and anxiety status.
The researchers observed that mice that ate GMP as their protein source had fewer bacteria associated with inflammatory bowel disease, enhanced gastrointestinal function and reduced inflammation.
As there is such limited research evaluating the impact of pulse consumption on gastrointestinal function and symptoms, further work is needed.
Enterochromaffin cells and 5-HT signaling in the pathophysiology of disorders of gastrointestinal function.
Improvement in the following symptoms associated with Diabetes have been observed: enhanced mood, increased energy, increased ability to perform daily exercises, reduction in the required amount of insulin, improved urine function and improved gastrointestinal function.
Thus, the objective of this study was to assess the effect of lactulose on gastrointestinal function after CS.
Numerous factors, clinical processes and interventions could account for the disrupted gastrointestinal function seen in the critically ill.

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