Chapter 29. Bowel Obstruction

  1. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE Assistant Professor Senior Scholar Associate Director1,2 and
  2. Worth W. Everett MD, Bachelor of Science Assistant Professor1

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300772.ch29

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules

How to Cite

Pines, J. M. and Everett, W. W. (2008) Bowel Obstruction, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300772.ch29

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154000

Online ISBN: 9781444300772

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Keywords:

  • small bowel obstructions;
  • volvulus;
  • intussusception;
  • closed-loop obstructions;
  • acute abdominal radiography;
  • abdominal CT with intravenous (IV)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question one

  • References