Controlling postoperative ileus by vagal activation.

  title={Controlling postoperative ileus by vagal activation.},
  author={Tim Lubbers and Wim A. Buurman and Misha D P Luyer},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={16 14},
Postoperative ileus is a frequently occurring surgical complication, leading to increased morbidity and hospital stay. Abdominal surgical interventions are known to result in a protracted cessation of bowel movement. Activation of inhibitory neural pathways by nociceptive stimuli leads to an inhibition of propulsive activity, which resolves shortly after closure of the abdomen. The subsequent formation of an inflammatory infiltrate in the muscular layers of the intestine results in a more… CONTINUE READING


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