Intestinal motility disturbances in intensive care patients pathogenesis and clinical impact

@article{Fruhwald2006IntestinalMD,
  title={Intestinal motility disturbances in intensive care patients pathogenesis and clinical impact},
  author={Sonja Fruhwald and Peter Holzer and Helfried Metzler},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={36-44}
}
BackgroundGastrointestinal motility disturbances in critically ill patients are frequent in the ICU setting, causing considerable discomfort and are associated with increased rates of morbidity and mortality. This review focuses on the pathophysiological basis of intestinal motility, the major patterns of pathological motility alterations, the impact on patient outcome, and current therapeutic options.DiscussionIntestinal motility is controlled by the enteric nervous system, modulated by… CONTINUE READING
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