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Constipation Associated with Mechanical Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Gastroenterology

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Description:

Gacouin et al identified a number of factors in mechanically-ventilated patients that may be associated with constipation. Delayed defecation may be associated with a number of complications for these patients. The authors are from Hopital Pontchaillou in Rennes, France.

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