Gastroenterology Nursing

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Gastroenterology Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/SGA.0000000000000012

The Ileus and the Oddities After Colorectal Surgery, Continued

McCutcheon, Tonna MSN, APRN-BC, CGRN

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In this second part of a series, complications related to colorectal surgery are highlighted and discussed, including anastomotic bleeding and hemorrhage, wound infection, anastomotic dehiscence and fistula formation, small bowel obstruction, and genitourinary complications. Prevention of complications may be improved by adequate selection of appropriate procedures for the patient, good surgical technique, and good postoperative care.

© 2013 by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.


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