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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-53

Therapeutic management of postoperative ileus


1 Department of Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
2 Department of Chemical Drug, Lanzhou Institutes for Food and Drug Control, Lanzhou, Gangsu, China

Correspondence Address:
Lei Zhang
Department of Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ts.ts_40_16

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Postoperative ileus is one of the most common complications in patients after abdominal surgery and is a major determinant of recovery after surgery. It leads to increased postoperative morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, and increased costs. The pathogenesis of postoperative ileus is multifactorial, including pharmacological, neurogenic, and inflammatory mechanisms. In this review, we discuss the current therapeutic strategies for postoperative ileus.


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