oa South African Medical Journal - Management of resistant ileus by the Neely-Catchpole regimen

Volume 46, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Four case histories are presented demonstrating the efficacy of treating prolonged ileus on a physiological basis, i.e. by (i) reversal of extrinsic sympathetic inhibition by alpha and beta adrenergic blockade; (ii) augmentation of intrinsic motor drive by cholinergic stimulation.

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