The effect of ambulation on recovery from postoperative ileus.

@article{Waldhausen1990TheEO,
  title={The effect of ambulation on recovery from postoperative ileus.},
  author={John H. Waldhausen and Bruce David Schirmer},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={212 6},
  pages={671-7}
}
To determine whether ambulation hastens recovery from ileus following laparotomy, 34 patients were studied, 10 of whom followed an ambulatory regimen beginning on postoperative day 1 (group A). The other 24 patients (group C) did not become ambulatory until postoperative day 4. All patients underwent placement of seromuscular bipolar recording electrodes on the Roux limb, if present, stomach, jejunum, and colon at laparotomy. Group A was recorded before and after ambulation so comparisons could… CONTINUE READING

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