Laxation of critically ill patients with lactulose or polyethylene glycol: a two-center randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Spoel2007LaxationOC,
  title={Laxation of critically ill patients with lactulose or polyethylene glycol: a two-center randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Johan J I van der Spoel and Heleen M H Oudemans-Van Straaten and Micha{\"e}l A. Kuiper and Eric N H van Roon and Durk Freark Zandstra and Peter H J van der Voort},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={2726-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To study whether lactulose or polyethylene glycol is effective to promote defecation in critically ill patients, whether either of the two is superior, and whether the use of enteral laxatives is related to clinical outcome. DESIGN Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study. SETTING Two tertiary intensive care units. PATIENTS Three hundred and eight consecutive patients with multiple organ failure were included when receiving mechanical ventilation and intravenous… CONTINUE READING

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To study whether lactulose or polyethylene glycol is effective to promote defecation in critically ill patients , whether either of the two is superior , and whether the use of enteral laxatives is related to clinical outcome .
To study whether lactulose or polyethylene glycol is effective to promote defecation in critically ill patients , whether either of the two is superior , and whether the use of enteral laxatives is related to clinical outcome .
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