Meta-analysis of oral water-soluble contrast agent in the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.

@article{Abbas2007MetaanalysisOO,
  title={Meta-analysis of oral water-soluble contrast agent in the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.},
  author={Saleh M. Abbas and Ian P. Bissett and Bryan R Parry},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={
          404-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adhesions are the leading cause of small bowel obstruction. Identification of patients who require surgery is difficult. This review analyses the role of Gastrografin as a diagnostic and therapeutic agent in the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction. METHODS A systematic search of Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases was performed to identify studies of the use of Gastrografin in adhesive small bowel obstruction. Studies that addressed the diagnostic role of water… CONTINUE READING
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