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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Hemodialysis patients are prone to constipation, which can adversely affect their quality of life (QOL). Elobixibat, a highly selective inhibitor of the ileal bile acid transporter, can increase the bile acid ...
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Constipation is common in patients with end-stage kidney disease. Nondrug strategies to manage constipation are challenging because of dietary potassium, phosphate, and fluid restrictions. Nuts are a high-fiber food but are excluded from the diet because of the high potassium and phosphate content. The aim of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of using nuts to improve constipation in adults undertaking hemodialysis (HD).
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
In this report, a 60 years old woman with a past medical history of significant chronic kidney disease undergoing regular hemodialysis, chronic constipation and hepatitis B was admitted to our neurology clinic because of acute intracerebral hemorrhage. She had confusion and right hemiplegia in her neurological examination and required urinary catheterization due to immobilization. Red coloration was observed in urine on the tenth hospital day. Although this coloration was thought to be hematuria, according to urine examination it was not hematuria. Then urine color turned into purple within two days. The next day, because ...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
​An 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy presented to the emergency department unresponsive. His mother said the child was in his normal state earlier that morning, but was blue and unresponsive when she tried to wake him from his morning nap. A home pulse oximeter reported an oxygen level of 55%.The mother placed the child on oxygen and called 911. He was still unresponsive on arrival, and his physical examination demonstrated flaccid paralysis and a GCS score of 3 with fixed dilated pupils. He was tachycardic with shallow respirations. His initial vital signs were a temperature of 36.9°C, a heart rate of 136 bpm, a ...
Source: The Tox Cave - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Conclusion and Future Directions G protein bias may either be affinity/potency-dominant or efficacy-dominant (Table 1). A potential concern is that, despite using the same cellular assays, variations in agonist potency were determined by different, or even the same labs, potentially due to differences in expression levels of the receptor and signaling proteins that occurred during cell passaging. For example the reported arrestin recruitment potency for U69,593 has been reported to be as low as 67.7 nM (Spetea et al., 2017) and as high as 410 nM (Dunn et al., 2018), similarly for U50,488 potency has ranged from 36 to 1000...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractNaldemedine is a peripherally acting μ‐opioid‐receptor antagonist for the treatment of opioid‐induced constipation. Two phase 1 single‐dose studies investigated the pharmacokinetics and safety of a 0.2‐mg oral dose of naldemedine in subjects with renal impairment (mild, n = 9; moderate, n = 9; severe, n = 6; and end‐ stage renal disease, n = 8) or hepatic impairment (mild or moderate, n = 8 each) and demographically matched healthy subjects with normal renal and hepatic function (n = 8, both studies). Pharmacokinetic assessments indicate tha...
Source: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research
Rationale: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) have a higher incidence of nonneurogenic neurogenic bladder (NNB) than do normal subjects. Renal failure may occur frequently in NNB patients. Although most of the cases of NNB patients with DS reported to date have been acute renal injuries, we report a patient with DS who was diagnosed late with urinary tract obstruction due to NNB that finally proceeded to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This case of terminal renal failure is the first such reported case in the world. Patient concerns: A 35-year-old female patient had visited another hospital for 1 month for abdominal dis...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are relatively understudied in the literature, even though they have a serious impact in the morbidity parameters and the quality of life for this group of patients. Various diagnostic tools have been used, including instrumental methods and questionnaires, invariably validated in comparative studies.Summary: The prevalence of GI disorders is very high in PD patients. Compared to the haemodialysis patients they present a higher prevalence of reflux, eating dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux, intestinal obstruction or adhesions and abdominal ...
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are relatively understudied in the literature, even though they have a serious impact in the morbidity parameters and the quality of life for this group of patients. Various diagnostic tools have been used, including instrumental methods and questionnaires, invariably validated in comparative studies. SUMMARY: The prevalence of GI disorders is very high in PD patients. Compared to the haemodialysis patients they present a higher prevalence of reflux, eating dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux, intestinal obstruction or ...
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Am J Nephrol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results indicate that Na-resin exhibited an advantage in treating hyperkalemia when used in small amounts. However, when prescribing an ion-exchange resin at a higher dose, physicians should select the type and amount of resin according to the sodium and/or calcium load in each case.
Source: Drugs in R&D - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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