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Standardized application of laxatives and physical measures in neurosurgical intensive care patients improves defecation pattern but is not associated with lower intracranial pressure

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Kieninger, Martn ; Sinner, Barbara ; Graf, Bernhard ; Grassold, Astrid ; Bele, Sylvia ; Seemann, Milena Theresa ; Künzig, Holger ; Zech, Nina
Date of publication of this fulltext: 20 Feb 2015 17:45


Background. Inadequate bowel movements might be associated with an increase in intracranial pressure in neurosurgical patients. In this study we investigated the influence of a structured application of laxatives and physical measures following a strict standard operating procedure (SOP) on bowel movement, intracranial pressure (ICP), and length of hospital stay in patients with a serious acute ...


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