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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

Kieninger, Martn, Sinner, Barbara, Graf, Bernhard, Grassold, Astrid, Bele, Sylvia, Seemann, Milena Theresa, Künzig, Holger and Zech, Nina (2014) Standardized application of laxatives and physical measures in neurosurgical intensive care patients improves defecation pattern but is not associated with lower intracranial pressure. Critical Care Research and Practice 2014.

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Abstract

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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Item type:Article
Date:31 December 2014
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Anästhesiologie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1155/2014/367251DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:31363
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