Gastrointestinal dysfunction is common in critically ill patients and it is important to prevent or manage its manifestations. In this article we discuss the aetiology, management and prevention of: stress ulceration, ileus, bacterial translocation, intra-abdominal hypertension, abdominal compartment syndrome, diarrhoea and constipation in the context of critically ill patients. We also discuss feeding strategies for intensive care patients who cannot be fed normally.
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