Intestinal obstruction from medication bezoar in patients with renal failure

Courtney Townsend, A. R. Remmers, H. E. Sarles, J. C. Fish

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Abstract

The three patients described had acute renal failure that followed operation or trauma. Two of them received large doses of aluminum hydroxide suspension (1000 to 1400 ml per day) for several days because of upper gastrointestinal bleeding from 'stress ulcers'. In both these cases long casts of desiccated aluminum hydroxide concretions developed in the small intestine. The third patient was receiving 120 ml of aluminum hydroxide suspension per day as a routine measure for control of hyperphosphatemia. His obturator obstruction in the colon was superimposed on an acute attack of sigmoid diverticulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1059
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume288
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1973

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Bezoars
Aluminum Hydroxide
Intestinal Obstruction
Renal Insufficiency
Suspensions
Hyperphosphatemia
Diverticulitis
Sigmoid Colon
Acute Kidney Injury
Small Intestine
Ulcer
Colon
Hemorrhage
Wounds and Injuries

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Intestinal obstruction from medication bezoar in patients with renal failure. / Townsend, Courtney; Remmers, A. R.; Sarles, H. E.; Fish, J. C.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 288, No. 20, 1973, p. 1058-1059.

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Townsend, C, Remmers, AR, Sarles, HE & Fish, JC 1973, 'Intestinal obstruction from medication bezoar in patients with renal failure', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 288, no. 20, pp. 1058-1059.
Townsend, Courtney ; Remmers, A. R. ; Sarles, H. E. ; Fish, J. C. / Intestinal obstruction from medication bezoar in patients with renal failure. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1973 ; Vol. 288, No. 20. pp. 1058-1059.
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