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230 Possible Causes for Constipation, Hypokalemia, Paralytic Ileus

  • Hypomagnesemia

    Hypokalemia events were related to malnutrition (odds ratio, 2.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-7.14; P .045).[] Paralytic ileus (due to smooth muscle paralysis). Weakness, followed by flaccid muscle paralysis. Disappearance of deep tendon reflexes. Respiratory depression.[] This report describes the case of a 48-year-old man who developed hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia accompanied by hypokalemia-an interesting finding-following a chemical injury[]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    The analysis of hematological and biochemical parameters during the second crisis showed anemia, leukocytosis, hyponatremia, mild hypokalemia, uremia and elevated C-reactive[] […] such as drugs, hormones, dietary changes, infections diseases and surgery that trigger the appearance of symptoms, which include neurological disorders, abdominal pain, constipation[] ileus, restlessness, tremor, excessive sweating, tachycardia, and labile BP. [4] Complications like bradycardia and sudden death have also been reported. [5] The attack is[]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Leukocytosis , hypokalemia , hypernatremia , and acidosis may be present, but they are not specific findings.[] In the early stage of the disease, diarrhea is a frequent symptom, but soon gives way to obstinate constipation.[] .  Tenderness and generalized guarding  Decreased bowel sounds as Paralytic ileus sets in  Increased temperature and pulse 15.[]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Hypovolemic (from vomiting) Hypochloremic (from vomiting) Hypokalemia (from vomiting) Alkalosis (from vomiting) What must be ruled out on physical exam in pts with SBO?[] A 29-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting.[] Non–mechanical obstruction is the result of a non - functional small intestine, a condition also known as paralytic ileus.[]

  • Hypokalemia

    External links [ edit ] Low potassium (hypokalemia) Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Low Potassium (Hypokalemia) Content of[] Clinical features include transient periods of muscle weakness and tetany, dizziness, abdominal pains and constipation.[] ileus ) Cardiac arrhythmia , e.g. ventricular extrasystoles up to ventricular fibrillation ECG alterations: flattening of the T and U wave, merging T and U waves Rhabdomyolysis[]

  • Ileus

    The patients had dilated bowels and hypokalemia; correction of the hypokalemia decreased the dilation.[] Opioid-induced constipation has a negative impact on quality of life for patients with chronic pain and can affect more than a third of patients.[] Paralytic ileus Clinical features • Paralytic ileus takes on a clinical significance if, 72 hours after laparotomy: • there has been no return of bowel sounds on auscultation[]

  • Fecal Impaction

    […] sclerosis Spinal cord injury Cauda equina Parkinson disease Alzheimer disease Metabolic disease Hypothyroidism Hyperparathyroidism Diabetes mellitus Electrolyte disturbances Hypokalemia[] Constipation is a significant problem in the long-term care patient. There is a high prevalence of both primary and secondary causes of constipation in this population.[] ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia K56.0 Paralytic ileus K56.1 Intussusception K56.3 Gallstone ileus K56.4 Other impaction of intestine K56.41 Fecal impaction[]

  • Diabetic Ketotic Coma

    […] also eliminates ketone bodies (2) insulin – turn off gluconeogenesis/glycogenolysis [K ] must be carefully monitored, since insulin causes K to enter cells – hyperkalemia Þ hypokalemia[] Possibilities include headache, lethargy, irritability , leg cramps , constipation and heart palpitations .[] Aggressive potassium replacement early in the management has been shown to minimize the risk of hypokalemia.[]

  • Tricyclic Antidepressant

    For some reason the sodium and the bicarb don't rise significantly in severe toxicity My goals are QRS duration Electrolyte Abnormalities Beware of hypokalemia and hypocalcemia[] […] effects were reported in TCA-placebo groups compared with SSRI-placebo groups, e.g. dry mouth (odds ratio [OR] 3.5; 95% CI 2.9, 4.2); drowsiness (OR 2.7; 95%CI 2.2, 3.4); constipation[] Combining tricyclic antidepressants with drugs that block acetylcholine can stop bowel movements and paralyze the intestine (paralytic ileus ).[]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    Followinglaparotomy –smallbowel- 24h, stomach- 48h, colon- 3-5d •Inflammatione.g. pancreatitis •Thoracicconditions e.g. pneumonia, # ribs•Systemicdisorders e.g. sepsisintrabadmonal, hypokalemia[] The final diagnosis was large bowel obstruction secondary to constipation.[] Pseudo-obstruction Similar pathogenesis to paralytic ileus You cant exclude mechanical obstruction without colonic imaging.[]

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