Treatment of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome in cystic fibrosis with a balanced intestinal lavage solution

Cleghorn, G.J., Forstner, G.G., Stringer, D.A., & Durie, P.R. (1986) Treatment of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome in cystic fibrosis with a balanced intestinal lavage solution. The Lancet, 327(8471), pp. 8-11.

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Conventional treatment of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS) with high doses of pancreatic enzymes, mucolytic agents, and enemas is neither predictably effective nor rapid in action. In 6 cystic fibrosis patients with DIOS a balanced, non-absorbable intestinal lavage solution produced clinical and radiological improvement and striking improvement in DIOS scores. It is suggested that a balanced intestinal lavage solution should be considered as an alternative treatment for DIOS in patients with cystic fibrosis.

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ID Code: 90841
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: case report, cystic fibrosis, human, intestine lavage, intestine obstruction, large intestine, pancreas, pancreas insufficiency, priority journal, therapy, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Female, Intestinal Obstruction, Intestines, Irrigation, Male, Solutions, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(86)91894-5
ISSN: 0140-6736
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2015 02:13
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 02:13

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