Diagnostic tests for intestinal ischemia

B. Kurland, Lawrence J. Brandt, H. M. Delany

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Abstract

Mesenteric ischemia is a devastating disease. Without early diagnosis and intervention, the process proceeds to intestinal gangrene with its associated high morbidity and mortality rates. Although newer operative techniques and better intensive care unit management may improve patient outcome, it is only by obtaining an earlier diagnosis that greater patient survival rates will be possible. In an attempt to improve diagnostic accuracy, many modalities have been explored. These include serum biochemical markers, peritoneal fluid analysis, tonometry, radionuclide imaging, laparoscopy, and endoscopic techniques. At present, no single test has enabled the clinician to improve the patient's outcome. We are hopeful that the newer techniques, including radionuclide-labeled antibodies, tonometry, and reflectance spectrophotometry, may in the future be of assistance in improving the results for patients sustaining intestinal ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-105
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume72
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

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Routine Diagnostic Tests
Ischemia
Manometry
Early Diagnosis
Biomarkers
Gangrene
Ascitic Fluid
Spectrophotometry
Radioisotopes
Radionuclide Imaging
Laparoscopy
Intensive Care Units
Survival Rate
Morbidity
Mortality
Antibodies

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Diagnostic tests for intestinal ischemia. / Kurland, B.; Brandt, Lawrence J.; Delany, H. M.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 72, No. 1, 1992, p. 85-105.

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Kurland, B, Brandt, LJ & Delany, HM 1992, 'Diagnostic tests for intestinal ischemia', Surgical Clinics of North America, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 85-105.
Kurland, B. ; Brandt, Lawrence J. ; Delany, H. M. / Diagnostic tests for intestinal ischemia. In: Surgical Clinics of North America. 1992 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 85-105.
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