Ileus Sentence Examples
Several conditions can cause ileus such as peritonitis, septicaemia or recent cord compression.
Paralytic ileus (also called adynamic ileus) is one type of intestinal obstruction.
Now the mother has a paralytic ileus... Right after coming out of theater we found the ward in an uproar.
An abdominal x-ray also revealed an apparent paralytic ileus.
Conditions included postoperative ileus, delayed onset muscle soreness, migraine, influenza, asthma, rheumatic conditions and osteoarthritis.Advertisement
Should paralytic ileus be suspected or occur during use, morphine tablets should be discontinued immediately.
For others, like postoperative ileus, there may be few.
In gallstone colonic ileus, which is a rare condition, 17,18 there may be a pre-existing narrowing in the colon causing intestinal obstruction.
Click here for answer This is gall stone ileus, a large pigmented stone having impacted in the mid ileum.
The commonest cause of GI problems in companion rabbits is if the gut slows down and stops - gastrointestinal stasis or " ileus " .Advertisement
The commonest cause of GI problems in companion rabbits is if the gut slows down and stops - gastrointestinal stasis or " ileus ".
Approximately 10 to 15 percent of babies who inherit CF have meconium ileus at birth.
Meconium is the first dark stool that a baby passes after birth; ileus is an obstruction of the digestive tract.
The meconium of a newborn with meconium ileus is thickened and sticky, due to the presence of thickened mucus from the intestinal glands.
Meconium ileus causes abdominal swelling and vomiting and often requires surgery immediately after birth.Advertisement
Presence of meconium ileus is considered highly indicative of CF.
A child born with meconium ileus will be tested before leaving the hospital.
Mechanical obstruction in infants under one year of age can be caused by meconium ileus, volvulus, intussusception, and hernias.
Meconium ileus is a disorder that occurs in newborns in which the meconium, the neonate's first fecal excretion after birth, is abnormally thick and stringy, rather than the collection of mucus and bile that is normally passed.
Meconium ileus in newborns is caused by increased viscosity of waste products in the intestinal tract, and is sometimes secondary to cystic fibrosis.Advertisement
Ileus is a partial or complete non-mechanical blockage of the small and/or large intestine.
By contrast, non-mechanical obstruction, called ileus, occurs because the rhythmic contractions that move material through the bowel (called peristalsis) stop.
Ileus is most often associated with an infection of the peritoneum (the membrane lining the abdomen) or other intra-abdominal infections such as appendicitis.
Another common cause of ileus is a disruption or reduction of the blood supply to the abdomen.
Handling the bowel during abdominal surgery can also cause peristalsis to stop, so people who have had abdominal surgery are more likely to experience ileus.Advertisement
Ileus can also be caused by kidney diseases, especially when potassium levels are decreased (a condition called hypokalemia).
Narcotics and certain chemotherapy drugs, such as vinblastine (Velban, Velsar) and vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PES, Vincrex) can also cause ileus.
Infants with cystic fibrosis are more likely to experience meconium ileus (obstruction of a dark green material in the intestine in newborns).
A healthcare professional should be contacted if a child experiences persistent abdominal distention, is unable to have normal bowel movements, or exhibits other symptoms of ileus.
When a doctor listens with a stethoscope to the abdomen of a child suffering from ileus, there will be few or no bowel sounds, indicating that the intestine has stopped functioning.
Ileus can be confirmed by x rays of the abdomen, computed tomography scans (CT scans), or ultrasound.
Blood tests may also be useful in diagnosing ileus.
Barium studies are used in cases of mechanical obstruction but may cause problems by increasing pressure or intestinal contents if used in ileus.
Following abdominal surgery, uncomplicated cases of ileus can be managed by minimizing the amount of food the patient consumes, ensuring adequate fluid intake, and correcting any electrolyte disturbances such as low potassium.
The outcome varies depending on the cause of ileus.
When ileus results from abdominal surgery, the condition is usually temporary and lasts approximately 24-72 hours.
In children with cystic fibrosis in which meconium ileus becomes evident soon after birth, the prognosis is linked with the primary disease; the median age of survival for cystic fibrosis patients is 30 years.
Most cases of ileus are not preventable.
When their child is diagnosed with ileus, parents may be concerned about the necessity of surgery to correct the problem.