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Acute Bowel Ischaemia

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Dr Thomas Cash, Miss Corinne E Owers, Mr Roger Ackroyd
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 7, p.13 (123Doc Education, London, July 2015)


Acute bowel ischaemia is a common and potentially life threatening condition encountered by the junior doctor on the acute surgical take. We discuss the presentation, aetiology and appropriate treatment for this surgical emergency. The junior doctor should be aware of the required investigations and initial management for patients with suspected acute bowel ischaemia and understand the need to quickly escalate to more senior members of the team.

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Dr Thomas Cash (Corresponding author)

Department of General Surgery
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
S5 7AU

Miss Corinne E Owers

Department of General Surgery
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
S5 7AU

Mr Roger Ackroyd

Department of General Surgery
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
S5 7AU


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