As ICU patients get older and more often manifest many comorbidities, the prevalence of gastrointestinal failure symptoms also becomes very high. In addition, preadmission malnutrition and different treatment therapies these patients undergo promote gastrointestinal failure.
ICU patients suffering from shock situations of various aetiologies, for example, major surgery, thromboembolic mesenteric artery occlusion, and burns, present bowel damage that could lead to bowel ischemia. However, the diagnosis of bowel ischemia is difficult in ICU patients.
This webinar is organised by the ESICM Feeding, Rehabilitation, Endocrinology & Metabolism (FREM) Section.
- Discuss the gastrointestinal failure and how to assess it.
- Outline the relation of gastrointestinal failure to the patient outcome.
- Overview of the risk factors of intestinal ischemia.
- Present the novelties in the clinical detection of intestinal ischemia and its management.
Topics & Experts
“Gastro-intestinal failure, standardised assessment and relation to outcome”
Annika REINTAM BLASER
Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (CH).
“Intestinal ischemia, risk factors, clinical detection and management”
University Hospital of Besançon and University of Franche Comté (FR).
Arthur VAN ZANTEN
Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede (NL); Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen (NL). Chair-Elect, ESICM FREM Section.