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Clinical outcomes of manual bowel decompression (milking) in the mechanical small bowel obstruction: a prospective randomized clinical trial.
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PMID:  21982997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective randomized study was to investigate the effects of manual bowel decompression in patients who were operated on for mechanical small bowel obstruction. METHODS: Between March 2008 and February 2010, 40 consecutive patients with mechanical small bowel obstruction were randomized into 2 clinically comparable groups. The intestinal content of the dilated small bowel was caressed to the stomach (by milking) and aspirated via a nasogastric tube in the milking group (group M, n = 20) and left uncaressed in the control Group (group C, n = 20). Patients' characteristics and general operative outcomes were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: The resumption of a regular diet and postoperative hospital stay (P = .68) were not significantly different in groups M and group C. Similarly, there were no differences between the 2 groups regarding respiratory complications (P = .34), bacterial translocation (P = 1), or wound infection (P = 1). CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that routine milking is unnecessary in mechanical small bowel obstruction.
Ali Ezer; Nurkan Torer; Tamer Colakoglu; Sule Colakoglu; Alper Parlakgumus; Sedat Yildirim; Gokhan Moray
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of General Surgery, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Republic of Turkey.
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