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GI disease Impairment of the fecal flow of GI contents Clinical Sx reflect point of obstruction and type of ileus; paralytic ileus causes little pain and is first evident through abdominal distension and vomiting; post-operative paralytic ileus may manifest itself through ↑ nasogastric secretions or oliguria; mechanical ileus is associated with vomiting, abdominal colic, distension and constipation, which may be episodic with intermittent relief by production of voluminous, watery stools Management Stabilize, decompress, repair. See Meconium ileus, Paralytic ileus.
Ileus types
Adynamic Paralytic ileus, 2º to electrolyte derangements, mesenteric arterial vascular accidents, peritoneal irritation, surgery, trauma, paraneoplastic phenomena
• Obstructive Intraluminal tumors, intussusception, gallstones, bezoar, feces, foreign bodies
• Intrinsic lesions Atresia, stenosis, strictures due to neoplasms, inflammation, chemicals, vascular lesions
• Extrinsic lesions Adhesive bands from C-sections, previous surgery, hernias, neoplasia, abscesses, volvulus, hematomas 
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Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated risk factors in Uganda (FRESH AIR Uganda): a prospective cross-sectional observational study.
An economic analysis of the costs associated with weight status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Clinical Outcome of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
'The results also suggest that adult second-hand smoke exposure increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death.
He said that in Pakistan, 171,000 people died due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
We thus designed a cross sectional analytical study to determine the factors affecting the frequency of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs) in local COPD patients.
The researchers identified two groups of children with asthma, and one group of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), all of whom used inhaled corticosteroid medications.
In Poland, as compared to the previous years, the number of cases of work-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has significantly decreased over the recent years [10].
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is most prevalent in manual labourers 68% (n: 34), followed by office staff 20% (n: 10), Shop owners 8% (n: 4%) and Homemakers 2% (n: 1).
Cardiovascular complications are frequently observed in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and these complications help to identify a subset of patients with higher mortality.
[1.] Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease--Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease. Available from: http:// www.goldcopd.org/uploads/users/files/GOLD_Report_2014_ Jun11pdf.
Improving outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The role of the interprofessional approach.

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