A Comprehensive Review of Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent and Treat Postoperative Ileus

Sara K. Story, Ronald S. Chamberlain
2009 Digestive Surgery  
gies to limit opioid administration among others. Conclusion: Though many of these strategies have proven beneficial, no single approach has demonstrated the ability to prevent or treat POI. However, when these strategies are used in combination as part of a fast-track multimodal treatment plan, there is a significant decrease in time to return of normal bowel function and a shortened hospital stay. Additional studies are needed to make specific recommendations regarding which components of fast-track protocols are most beneficial.
doi:10.1159/000227765 pmid:19590205 fatcat:juwxrdyoy5c63fn3aif2juxkji