Neostigmine for the treatment of pediatric acute colonic pseudo-obstruction

Title

Neostigmine for the treatment of pediatric acute colonic pseudo-obstruction

Creator

Gmora S; Poenaru D; Tsai E

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Surgery

Date

2002

Subject

Child; Humans; Male; Risk Factors; Preschool; Cholinesterase Inhibitors/therapeutic use; Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction/drug therapy/etiology; Neostigmine/therapeutic use

Description

Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ie, Ogilvie's syndrome) is an uncommon but serious condition in the pediatric population. Definitive management traditionally has consisted of endoscopic decompression. Recent studies have documented the effectiveness of neostigmine as a pharmacologic alternative to mechanical decompression. To date, however, this literature has focused exclusively on the adult population. The authors present the first reported case of the successful administration of neostigmine to treat acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in a child.
2002

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Gmora S; Poenaru D; Tsai E, “Neostigmine for the treatment of pediatric acute colonic pseudo-obstruction,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 22, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12928.