• nasogastric
  • Treatment of ileus involves continuous nasogastric suction, npo status, IV fluids and electrolytes, a minimal amount of sedatives, and avoidance of opioids and anticholinergic drugs. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Horses experiencing ileus are at risk for gastric rupture due to rapid reflux build-up, and require intense medical management with frequent nasogastric intubation. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • As it has been realized that the pathophysiology of ileus is often multifactorial, the ideal care should influence all four main pathophysiologic mechanisms - neurogenic, pharmacologic, inflammatory and hormonal. (news-medical.net)
  • treatment
  • Bowel movements may be stimulated by prescribing lactulose or neostigmine, but the real breakthrough in a pharmacological treatment of ileus was a drug named alvimopan. (news-medical.net)