0
Critical Care Reviews |

GI Complications in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation*

Gökhan M. Mutlu, MD; Ece A. Mutlu, MD; Phillip Factor, DO, FCCP
Author and Funding Information

*From the Section of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Dr. G. Mutlu), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago; Division of Digestive Diseases and Hepatology (Dr. E. Mutlu), Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago; Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr. Factor), Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, IL.

Correspondence to: Phillip Factor, DO, FCCP, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201; e-mail: pfactor@northwestern.edu



Chest. 2001;119(4):1222-1241. doi:10.1378/chest.119.4.1222
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Mechanical ventilation (MV) can be lifesaving by maintaining gas exchange until the underlying disorders are corrected, but it is associated with numerous organ-system complications, which can significantly affect the outcome of critically ill patients. Like other organ systems, GI complications may be directly attributable to MV, but most are a reflection of the severity of the underlying disease that required intensive care. The interactions of the underlying critical illness and MV with the GI tract are complex and can manifest in a variety of clinical pictures. Incorporated in this review are discussions of the most prevalent GI complications associated with MV, and current diagnosis and management of these problems.

Figures in this Article

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Figures

Tables

References

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543