TITLE

Critical care dysmotility: abnormal foregut motor function in the ICU/ITU patient

AUTHOR(S)
Quigley, E. M. M.
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Oct2005, Vol. 54 Issue 10, p1351
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on intensive care medicine. Opinion that while aspiration and feeding difficulties are well known challenges in the intensive care unit, their pathophysiology has been poorly understood; Suggestion that critically ill are subject to profound alterations in motor and sensory function of the oesophagus, lower oesophageal sphincter, stomach, and duodenum which go some way to explaining their propensity to reflux and gastroparesis, with their attendant risks; View that these patients are prey to a host of iatrogenic influences on gut motor function.
ACCESSION #
18457672

 

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