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Mesenteric Ischemia. Crit Care Clin 2016 Apr;32(2):155-71

Date

03/27/2016

Pubmed ID

27016159

DOI

10.1016/j.ccc.2015.11.001

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84961208013   10 Citations

Abstract

Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare disease that most commonly affects the elderly. The vague symptoms often lead to delayed diagnosis and consequent high mortality. Physical exam and laboratory findings lack the sensitivity and specificity to exclude AMI, but computed tomography angiography can rapidly and accurately confirm the diagnosis. Survival improves with prompt restoration of perfusion and resection of nonviable bowel. Advances in imaging, operative techniques, and critical care have led to a steady decline in overall mortality; however, long-term survival is limited because of the comorbidities in this patient group.

Author List

Carver TW, Vora RS, Taneja A

Authors

Thomas W. Carver MD Associate Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Amit Taneja MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acute Disease
Humans
Intestines
Mesenteric Ischemia
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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