Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

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  • Annals of Long Term Care
    Annals of Long Term Care
    Methylnaltrexone Demonstrates Potential to Treat Opioid-Induced Constipation in Critical Care Setting Comparing the Evidence of Injectable Bulking Agents for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: What Does the Literature Say?  Ask the Expert: Conservative Management of Constipation in Older Adults
  • Annals of Long Term Care
    Annals of Long Term Care
    Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with advanced dementia may provide no benefit.
  • First Report Managed Care
    First Report Managed Care
    In patients undergoing major abdominal surgery, optimal perioperative fluid management remains challenging, according to researchers. Adequate tissue perfusion is an essential component of oxygenation and can improve postoperative outcomes. Perioperative fluid management includes 2 primary, partially overlapping strategies: (1) fluid substitution using unmonitored fixed regimens and estimations of fluid losses (and suggesting high or low volumes of fluids) and (2) goal-directed fluid therapy (GDT) based on the maximization of flow-related parameters.
  • First Report Managed Care
    First Report Managed Care
    Results of two phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trials [N Engl J Med. 2011;364(1):22-32] show that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treated with rifaximin for 2 weeks had significant improvements for up to 10 weeks after completion of treatment in relief from IBS symptoms compared with patients administered placebo.