Your patient just had abdominal surgery and now their bowel just won’t wake up. A classic and frustrating reason for prolonged hospital course! We do all sorts of things to try to get that gut working again faster. What works and what does not work?
Review the Paralytic Ileus SCORE Module for a refresher on the background, workup, and treatment of ileus: https://surgicalcore.org/modulecontent.aspx?id=167603
Presented by: Austin D. Williams, MD MSEd; General Surgery Resident; Lankenau Medical Center
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