Malignant bowel obstruction in advanced cancer Journal Article


Authors: Koo, D. J.; Goring, T. N.; Pinard, K. A.; Egan, B. C.
Article Title: Malignant bowel obstruction in advanced cancer
Abstract: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a common complication of advanced cancers and can result in high morbidity and mortality. This article examines the epidemiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and management strategies in patients with MBO applicable to practicing hospitalists. In addition, the appropriateness of surgical versus medical management is discussed, including interventional procedures, medications, and supportive measures, as well as addressing issues surrounding discharge planning, palliative care, and practice improvement.
Keywords: mortality; advanced cancer; total parenteral nutrition; palliative surgery; management; hydration; small bowel obstruction; recommendations; predictors; end; randomized-trial; malignant bowel obstruction; multicenter; peritoneal carcinomatosis; parenteral-nutrition; prognosis
Journal Title: Hospital Medicine Clinics
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
ISSN: 2211-5943
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.  
Date Published: 2016-07-01
Start Page: 413
End Page: 424
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000381510600008
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehmc.2016.02.005
PROVIDER: wos
Notes: Review -- Source: Wos
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  1. Barbara Egan
    9 Egan
  2. Douglas Koo
    10 Koo
  3. Tabitha Nicole Goring
    6 Goring