2013
DOI: 10.5935/0103-507x.20130014
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Constipation in critically ill patients: much more than we imagine

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“…Several previous studies have analyzed the incidence and clinical repercussions of constipation in critically ill adult patients 5,17,18 ; however, there are no published data on the prevalence or repercussions of constipation in critically ill children. 7 This large prospective study analyzed the incidence of and factors associated with constipation in these children.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…Several previous studies have analyzed the incidence and clinical repercussions of constipation in critically ill adult patients 5,17,18 ; however, there are no published data on the prevalence or repercussions of constipation in critically ill children. 7 This large prospective study analyzed the incidence of and factors associated with constipation in these children.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…Constipation should be prevented and treated because it can lead to complications such as abdominal distension, vomiting, restlessness, intestinal obstruction and perforation and others still poorly elucidated. Constipation was identified as an independent prognostic factor in the evolution of critically ill patients and its treatment can result in better prognosis (Azevedo and Machado, 2013).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Based on a study showed as many as 42% of patients who experience constipation will experience failure due to mechanical ventilation, because constipation can cause abdominal distension, discomfort, and anxiety (Mostafa et al, 2003). Abdominal distension itself can inhibit the development of diaphragms, reduce lung compliance, and improve respiratory work thereby prolonging the process of weaning mechanical ventilation (de Azevedo & Machado, 2013).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%