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Clinical Recovery of Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction With Cisapride in a Complex Pediatric Patient.
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PMID:  22964344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cisapride is a gastrointestinal prokinetic that facilitates or restores motility along the entire gastrointestinal tract. It has been used successfully to treat acute and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstructions (CIPs) in adults, but there is a paucity of literature surrounding the treatment of CIP in pediatric patients and therapies for CIP are limited and their impact is often unsatisfactory. This case report presents the use of cisapride in the management of pseudo-obstruction. Treatment with cisapride substantially improved the patient's symptoms and improved feeding tolerance. It improved his prognosis remarkably and prevented the need for end-of-life care. He experienced no adverse effects throughout the course of therapy. The treatment regimen is discussed in this case report.
Jean-Christy F Cameron; Régis Vaillancourt; Nathalie Major-Cook; Margaret Boland; Marc Zucker; Doris Lariviere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of hospice & palliative care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008229     Medline TA:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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