Posts Tagged ‘gastrointestinal motility’

Treatment of anticholinergic-induced ileus with neostigmine?

A 33-year-old man with a history of recreational benztropine abuse presented to the emergency department with confusion, abdominal pain, and distention. An abdominal radiograph revealed gross fecal loading. He was initially treated with intravenous fluids and opiate analgesia. Subsequently, a diagnosis of anticholinergic poisoning was made, based on tachycardia, delirium, dry mucosa, and reduced bowel [...]

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