Navigation Links
Blind loop syndrome


Blind loop syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when the intestine is obstructed, slowing or stopping the progress of digested food, and thus facilitating the growth of bacteria to the point that problems in nutrient absorption occur.

Contents

Physiology

The obstruction of a section of intestine causes ineffective bile salt mediated digestion of fats, causing fatty stools and poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin B12 deficiency may occur because the increased bacterial population can consume the vitamin.

Causes

Blind loop syndrome is a complication of surgical operations of the abdomen, as well as inflammatory bowel disease or scleroderma.

Symptoms

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fullness after a meal
  • Fatty stools
  • Unintentional weight loss

Signs and tests

A physical examination may reveal a mass or distention of the abdomen.

Tests which may be useful for diagnosis include:

  • Abdominal x-ray
  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Contrast enema study

Treatment

The initial treatment generally involves antibiotics for the bacterial overgrowth, along with vitamin B12 supplementation. If antibiotics are not successful, surgical correction of the obstruction to allow better flow of food through the intestine may be considered.


'"/>


(Date:10/20/2014)... Principle Business Enterprises, a family owned company ... absorbent products. The company has recently made efforts ... Tranquility® Premium Protection absorbent products. The company has ... packaging a new look, and is currently working on ... public. , The new website, developed with Thread Marketing ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Rockynol Retirement Community broke ... 14. The $11 million project will include the latest ... kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. , “We are ... class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, Rockynol Executive ... quality of care and this investment is proof of ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week ... American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, http://www.ohioaap.org ) is ... parents of teen drivers to talk to their teens and ... Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ... in fatal crashes, and 859 (42%) of those teen drivers ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... It’s hard to imagine what it’s like ... children around the world, it’s a reality. And while new ... are forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain or sewage-lined ... with their friends. , Buckner International's Shoes for ... in October to encourage support for Air1 and while ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Spring, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... or to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful app ... mobile app development company helped its client ... Intervention more efficiently. The app is designed for iOS ... and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:Ohio AAP Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3
... Mexico who used a vented stove instead of the traditional ... a pack-a-day smoker kicking the habit, according to a recent ... of data in an ongoing project examining the impact of ... was reported in the October 1 issue of the ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 22 Preet Bharara, the U.S. ... M. Dowd, formerly the senior manager of human resources of Hitachi ... to 57 months in prison for defrauding the Hitachi America Group ... The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon. Dowd ...
... ... supplements in battle against the deadly disease , ... Jacksonville, Fla. (Vocus) - A study released today ... United States and 35 million people worldwide are currently living with Alzheimer,s disease or ...
... , , , NEW ... a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, will ... the market closes. The news release will be available on Assurant,s Web ... The company will broadcast its 2009 third quarter conference call at 9:00 ...
... , Two to one: U.S. adults favor ... Sixty-eight percent do not want abortion coverage in their own ... percent favor keeping conscience protection laws , , WASHINGTON, ... Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has found widespread public opposition to including abortion in health ...
... Ill., Sept. 22 Today Howard County, Md., Executive Kenneth Ulman ... a regulation to the Howard County Board of Health that would ... the age of 18. If passed, this regulation would be the ... "The American Academy of Dermatology Association applauds Howard County ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New stove dramatically improves lung health in Mexican women 2Health News:New stove dramatically improves lung health in Mexican women 3Health News:Former Corporate Benefits Manager Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Defrauding Health Care Plan of More Than $6 Million Dollars 2Health News:Report Finds Alzheimer's Killing More People Than Breast And Prostate Cancer Combined 2Health News:Report Finds Alzheimer's Killing More People Than Breast And Prostate Cancer Combined 3Health News:Report Finds Alzheimer's Killing More People Than Breast And Prostate Cancer Combined 4Health News:Report Finds Alzheimer's Killing More People Than Breast And Prostate Cancer Combined 5Health News:Assurant to Announce 2009 Third Quarter Results Oct. 28, 2009 and Host Webcast Conference Call Oct. 29 2Health News:New Survey: Most Americans Want Health Care Reform, Oppose Abortion Coverage, Support Conscience Protection Laws 2Health News:American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends Howard County for Proposing the Most Restrictive Indoor Tanning Regulation in the Country 2
Other medicine definitionOther Tags