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Neostigmine for treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction

S. Suri, K. Hillman

Keywords : Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, Neostigmine

Citation Information : Suri S, Hillman K. Neostigmine for treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. Indian J Crit Care Med 2005; 9 (2):86-87.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.17094

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2005; The Author(s).


Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction is managed with bolus neostigmine as shown in a recent prospective, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Parasympathetic stimulation with neostigmine leads to abdominal pain, salivation, and symptomatic bradycardia. We submit a more effective method may involve use of neostigmine infusion to reduce complications and improve efficacy.

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