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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 8, No. 1, 2004, pp. 43-45
Bioline Code: cm04008
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2004, pp. 43-45

 en Case Report - Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) in critical care unit
Mehta Rajiv, Suvarna Deepak, Sadasivan S, Rajesh G, John Anil


Acute Colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie′s syndrome) is common occurrence in both the ICU and long-term acute care units. If not treated in time, it may lead to Colonic perforation or ischemia. Recent report showed that intravenous neostigmine, an acetylcholienastrase inhibitor, produces rapid colonic decompression in patients with acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO). We report four cases of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in critical care unit and the response of neostigmine therapy.

Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, Ogilvie′s syndrome, Colonoscopy

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