Sub-antibiotic doses of erythromycin as a prokinetic in abdominal surgeries: reviving the old.


All patients undergoing major abdominal procedures have some degree of gastricatony in the immediate postoperative period, presenting mainly with vomiting. Many prokinetic agents have been used in the past, but none is a universal remedy. Studies showed that subantibiotic doses of erythromycin, a macrolide antibiotic and motilin agonist, accelerates gastric… (More)


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