Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2014; 18 (19): 2798-2802

Management of malignant bowel obstruction with decompression tubes

L.-J. Hu, S.-Y. Yu

Department of Oncology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.

OBJECTIVE: To build a quantitative assessment system for normative cancer pain management.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two groups of 60 patients with malignant lower bowel obstruction were formed: the study group (n=30) patients receiving routine small intestinal decompression and enteral nutrition, and the control group (n=30) patients receiving nasogastric decompression and parenteral nutrition. The weight, protein indicators and occurrence of complications in the two groups were compared during the treatment.

RESULTS: The weight gain, increase of albumin and prealbumin, and complication rate were (1.9667 ± 1.38298) kg, (2.9133 ± 1.38258) g/L, (18.5333 ± 10.92840) mg/L and 26.67% in the study group compared with (0.6667±0.87428) kg, (1.5500 ± 0.72099) g/L, (12.9333 ± 8.47688) mg/L and 86.67% in the control group. There were statistically significant differences (t = -4,352,-4.789, -2.218; χ2 = 21.9910; p < 0.05 or p < 0.01) between the two groups.

CONCLUSIONS: The application of small bowel decompression tubes can improve the nutritional status, physical fitness, reduce complications in patients with malignant lower intestinal obstruction.

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L.-J. Hu, S.-Y. Yu
Management of malignant bowel obstruction with decompression tubes

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2014
Vol. 18 - N. 19
Pages: 2798-2802