Constipation in a cohort prospective in adult critically ill patients: How much occurs and why?

CONCLUSION: Constipation has a high incidence among adult critical care patients. Days of drug use acting on the digestive tract (lactulose, docusate+bisacodyl and omeprazole and/or ranitidine) are able to prevent this outcome. PMID: 30553741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Enfermeria Intensiva - Category: Nursing Tags: Enferm Intensiva Source Type: research

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In conclusion, polyethylene glycol can be a useful tool for managing constipated hemodialysis patients. PMID: 32863362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Constipation is a multifactorial gastrointestinal disorder commonly found in hemodialysis (HD) patients. In this multicenter cross-sectional study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with constipation, including the frequency of dietary fiber intake.
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Conditions:   Constipation;   End Stage Renal Disease on Dialysis Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Synbiotics containing Lactobacillus acidophilus&Bifidobacterium longum 5x10^9 CFU and FOS 60 mg;   Other: Placebo Sponsor:   Indonesia University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Background Although studies on the effectiveness of self-management in limiting fluid intake in patients on hemodialysis have been conducted extensively, xerostomia, which is a powerful stimulus of fluid intake, has received scarce attention. Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 4-week auricular acupressure treatment on xerostomia, salivary flow rate, interdialytic weight gain, constipation, and diet-related quality of life in patients on hemodialysis in Korea. Methods This was a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients on hemodialysis were randomly assigned to either the experimenta...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence supporting clinical decision-making for different potassium binders to treat chronic hyperkalaemia in adults with CKD is of low certainty; no studies were identified in children. Available studies have not been designed to measure treatment effects on clinical outcomes such as cardiac arrhythmias or major GI symptoms. This review suggests the need for a large, adequately powered study of potassium binders versus placebo that assesses clinical outcomes of relevance to patients, clinicians and policy-makers. This data could be used to assess cost-effectiveness, given the lack of definitive studies and t...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract Hemodialysis patients often become constipated. We analyzed the effect of prebiotics on the defecation status due to the intestinal environment in hemodialysis patients. Fifteen patients received prebiotics as partially hydrolyzed guar gum for four weeks. The defecation status was assessed using both the Bristol Stool Form Scale and the Japanese version of the Constipation Assessment Scale. The fecal status, microbiota measured by a terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, and fecal short-chain fatty acid concentrations by gas chromatography were compared before and after prebiotics ing...
Source: Kobe J Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Kobe J Med Sci Source Type: research
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