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The striking effect of hyperbaric oxygenation therapy in the management of chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10638599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction is one of the disorders that is most refractory to medical and surgical treatment. Even when patients are given nutritional support, including total parenteral nutrition, obstructive symptoms seldom disappear. We report a case of chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, due to myopathy, in which hyperbaric oxygenation therapy was strikingly effective. The presence of myopathy was histologically confirmed on the surgically resected jejunal specimen. Hyperbaric oxygenation resulted not only in relief of the patient's obstructive symptoms but also in a rapid decrease of abnormally accumulated intestinal gas. At last, he could resume oral intake without any critical adverse effects. These observations strongly suggest that hyperbaric oxygenation can be an effective therapy in the management of chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
Authors:
T Yokota; T Suda; S Tsukioka; T Takahashi; T Honma; K Seki; J Matsuzawa; M Miura; Y Aoyagi; H Asakura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-04     Completed Date:  2000-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chronic Disease
Humans
Hyperbaric Oxygenation*
Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction / pathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Male
Middle Aged

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