Alvimopan for recovery of bowel function after radical cystectomy.

Citation data:

The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, ISSN: 1469-493X, Vol: 5, Issue: 5, Page: CD012111

Publication Year:
2017
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PMID:
28462518
DOI:
10.1002/14651858.cd012111.pub2
Author(s):
Sultan, Shahnaz, Coles, Bernadette, Dahm, Philipp
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell
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review description
Alvimopan is used in abdominal surgery to reduce postoperative ileus in patients undergoing small bowel resections with primary anastomosis. The role and efficacy of alvimopan in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with urinary diversion is not well understood.

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