Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction Syndrome: Surgical Approach and Intestinal Transplantation

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Fig. 50.1 Laparotomy for chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction Performing intestinal full-thickness biopsies at different levels for histopathologic analysis Performing an enterostomy according to the level of intestinal distension In reality, in…

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Aerophagia

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Diagnostic criteriaa must include all of the following: 1. Excessive air swallowing 2. Abdominal distention due to intraluminal air which increases during the day 3. Repetitive belching and/or increased flatus 4. After appropriate evaluation,…

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Barostat and Other Sensitivity Tests

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Fig. 13.1 Schematic diagram of a barostat and catheter Because visceral sensitivity relies on wall pressure and not on volume of the organ [1, 2], sensory thresholds should be expressed…

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Drugs that Work in the Brain

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Central effects   1. Reduces pain perception at the sensory cortex   2. Reduces anxiety, hyper-vigilance, and increased stress responsiveness   3. Treats associated psychiatric disorders—depression, PTSD, somatization   4. Treats sleep disorders   5….

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Autonomic Nervous System Testing

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Autonomic test Receptor Afferent Integrating center Efferent signal Deep breathing Pulmonary stretch J-receptors Vagus nerve Nucleus tractus solitarius Dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus (DMNX) to vagus nerve Valsalva maneuver…

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Motility After Small Bowel and Colonic Surgery

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Fig. 30.1 Patient with history of gastroschisis resulting in short bowel syndrome with persistent abdominal distension (a) and feeding intolerance after STEP. Antroduodenal manometry demonstrated adequate small bowel motility after…

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