Erythromycin is more effective than metoclopramide in the treatment of feed intolerance in critical illness.

@article{Nguyen2007ErythromycinIM,
  title={Erythromycin is more effective than metoclopramide in the treatment of feed intolerance in critical illness.},
  author={Nam Anh Quoc Nguyen and Marianne J. Chapman and Robert Joseph Fraser and Laura K. Bryant and Richard H. Holloway},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={
          483-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to a) compare the efficacy of metoclopramide and erythromycin in the treatment of feed intolerance in critical illness; and b) determine the effectiveness of "rescue" combination therapy in patients who fail monotherapy. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Level III mixed medical and surgical intensive care unit. PATIENTS Ninety mechanically ventilated, medical patients with feed-intolerance (gastric residual volume>or=250 mL). INTERVENTIONS Patients… CONTINUE READING

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