• Multi-Institutional, Prospective, Observational Study Comparing the Gastrografin challenge versus Standard Treatment in Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction (July 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Epidemiology, Outcomes/Guidelines
    Martin D. Zielinski, MD, Nadeem N. Haddad, MD, Daniel C. Cullinane, MD, Kenji Inaba, MD, Dante D. Yeh, MD, Salina Wydo, MD, David Turay, MD, Andrea Pakula, MD, Therese M. Duane, MD, Jill Watras, MD, Kenneth A. Widom, MD, John Cull, MD, Carlos J. Rodriguez, DO, Eric A. Toschlog, MD, Valerie G. Sams, MD, Joshua P. Hazelton, DO, John Christopher Graybill, MD, Ruby Skinner, MD, Ji-Ming Yune, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    To determine Gastrografin ‘s therapeutic and predictive ability for operative exploration when used in patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction.

    Impact Statement:

    The clinical effectiveness of Gastrografin in the treatment of small bowel obstruction has been mixed in the literature due to inconsistencies in trial enrollment criteria. Gastrografin appears to be safe when used in the correct patient population and can offer strong guidance for the treatment of adhesive small bowel obstruction.

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