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Alvimopan for recovery of bowel function after radical cystectomy.
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The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, ISSN: 1469-493X, Vol: 5, Issue: 5, Page: CD012111
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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.