In this post I link to Dr. Farkas’ IBCC chapter & cast – Gastrointestinal hypomotility in critical care. [Link is to the podcast and to the three separate chapters] September 14, 2020.
Dr. Farkas writes:
Critical illness leads to a variety of gastrointestinal motility problems (largely due to the constellation of immobility, medications, and metabolic abnormalities). Although these topics don’t generally attract much interest, maintaining adequate bowel motility is essential to avoid iatrogenic harm.
The chapter on gastroparesis is located 👉 here.
The chapter on ileus is located 👉 here.
The chapter on colonic pseudo-obstruction is located 👉 here.