Gastrointestinal motility and prokinetics in the critically ill.

@article{Chapman2007GastrointestinalMA,
  title={Gastrointestinal motility and prokinetics in the critically ill.},
  author={Marianne J. Chapman and Nam Anh Quoc Nguyen and Robert J. L. Fraser},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          187-94
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Enteral nutrition is frequently unsuccessful in the critically ill due to gastrointestinal dysfunction. Current treatment strategies are often disappointing. In this article upper gastrointestinal function in health together with abnormalities seen during critical illness are reviewed, and potential therapeutic options summarized. RECENT FINDINGS Reflux oesophagitis occurs frequently due to reduced or absent lower oesophageal sphincter tone. In the stomach a number of motor… CONTINUE READING
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