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Ogilvie's syndrome

Ogilvie's syndrome: Introduction

Ogilvie's syndrome: A rare gastrointestinal disorder where the peristaltic action of the colon is absent which prevents fecal matter from passing through. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ogilvie's syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Ogilvie's syndrome

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Ogilvie's syndrome: Deaths

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Ogilvie's syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Ogilvie's syndrome

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Ogilvie's syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Ogilvie's syndrome

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good"...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, ...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Ogilvie's syndrome

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Ogilvie's syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ogilvie's syndrome

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Prognosis for Ogilvie's syndrome

Prognosis for Ogilvie's syndrome: full recovery with therapy but 46% die if perforation occurs

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Ogilvie's syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Ogilvie's syndrome:

Functional obstruction of the COLON leading to MEGACOLON in the absence of obvious COLONIC DISEASES or mechanical obstruction. When this condition is acquired, acute, and coexisting with another medical condition (trauma, surgery, serious injuries or illness, or medication), it is called Ogilvie's syndrome. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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