Volume 30, Issue 8 (November 2019)                   Stud Med Sci 2019, 30(8): 631-638 | Back to browse issues page

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valizade hasanloei M A, Hasani E, Hashemi A, Mehdizadeh far R. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONSTIPATION AND OUTCOME IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT OF URMIA IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL: A RETROSPECTIVE 5-YEAR STUDY. Stud Med Sci. 2019; 30 (8) :631-638
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-4665-en.html
Urmia university of medical sciences
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Background & Aims: Considering the high prevalence of constipation and its possible impact on the outcomes of patients admitted to the intensive care unit, we decided to conduct a retrospective cross-sectional study with the aim of investigating the frequency and consequences of constipation in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) of Urmia Imam Khomeini Hospital in a 5-years period (2012-2016).
Materials & Methods: In this study, patients were divided into two groups (with and without constipation). Demographic information, APACHE II score, frequency of constipation, duration of mechanical ventilation, length of staying in intensive care unit, length of hospitalization, and mortality of patients were extracted from clinical records of the patients and entered in the checklist and were statistically analyzed at the end of the study (p <0.05).
Results: The mean duration of mechanical ventilation was 14.37± 10 10.08 days, the mean length of staying in the intensive care unit was 18.67± 11. 11.31 days, and the mean of hospitalization was 28.82 17± 17.71 days. There was a significant difference between the duration of mechanical ventilation, length of staying in ICU, and hospitalization in patients with and without constipation (p <0.05). While there was a statistically significant difference between patients’ mortality and sex (p <0.05).
Conclusion: This retrospective cross-sectional study with a slight difference in the frequency of constipation with confirmation of previous studies showed a relationship among duration of mechanical ventilation, staying in intensive care unit, and hospitalization with constipation. Although no significant difference was found in mortality between the two groups, there was a statistically significant difference between mortality and sex of patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Anesthesia

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