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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43--45

Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) in critical care unit


Department of Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Elamakkara P. O., Cochin - 682 026, India

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Rajiv Mehta
Department of Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Elamakkara P. O., Cochin - 682 026
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Acute Colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) is common occurrence in both the ICU and long-term acute care units. If not treated in time, it may lead to Colonic perforation or ischemia. Recent report showed that intravenous neostigmine, an acetylcholienastrase inhibitor, produces rapid colonic decompression in patients with acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO). We report four cases of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in critical care unit and the response of neostigmine therapy.






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