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Ileus Summary

Description: A condition caused by the lack of intestinal PERISTALSIS or INTESTINAL MOTILITY without any mechanical obstruction. This interference of the flow of INTESTINAL CONTENTS often leads to INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. Ileus may be classified into postoperative, inflammatory, metabolic, neurogenic, and drug-induced.

Key Drugs and Agents for Ileus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Chewing Gum (Chewing Gums) : 12 outcomes 14 studies in 49 results : IBA
  2. alvimopan : 7 outcomes 15 studies in 66 results : FDA 1
  3. Metoclopramide (Reglan) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 17 results : FDA 63 Generic
  4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 22 results : FDA 168 Generic
  5. Neostigmine (Neostigmine Bromide) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 18 results : IBA
  6. Cisapride (Propulsid) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 16 results : FDA 2
  7. methylnaltrexone : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 17 results : FDA 1
  8. Ghrelin : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
  9. Carbon Monoxide : 3 outcomes 1 study in 15 results : IBA
  10. mu Opioid Receptors (mu Opioid Receptor) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Ileus

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Postoperative Pain
  3. Constipation
  4. Vomiting
  5. Nausea
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Key Therapies for Ileus

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  1. Colectomy : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 69 results
  2. Enema (Enemas) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 58 results
  3. Laparotomy : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 208 results
  4. Epidural Analgesia : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 31 results
  5. Decompression : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 72 results
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