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Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9146715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
NOMI remains a challenging clinical entity that demands a heightened index of suspicion and an aggressive diagnostic and treatment strategy in order to avoid the untoward sequela of short bowel syndrome and to achieve survival. Early arteriographic diagnosis and prompt institution of vasodilator therapy have proven successful in reducing the high (70% to 90%) mortality rate observed through the 1980s to 50% to 55% during the last decade. Continued investigations into the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying splanchnic vasospasm and intestinal IR injury will, it is hoped, add more alternate and effective therapies to the current armamentarium.
H S Bassiouny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0039-6109     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-28     Completed Date:  1997-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-26     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Ischemia* / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Mesenteric Arteries* / radiography
Splanchnic Circulation

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