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Faecal impaction: In-hospital complications and their predictors in a retrospective study on 130 patients

Show simple item record Halawi H.M. Maasri K.A. Mourad F.H. Barada K.A.
dc.contributor.editor Feb-2012 2017-10-05T15:41:34Z 2017-10-05T15:41:34Z 2012
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02769.x
dc.identifier.issn 14628910
dc.description.abstract Aim Faecal impaction may be a medical emergency. The frequency of complications of this condition and their predictors are not known. We determined the clinical presentation, the in-hospital complications and their predictors in 130 patients diagnosed with faecal impaction. Method This was a retrospective study of the medical records of 130 patients who presented with faecal impaction to a tertiary care center in Beirut, Lebanon, between 1992 and 2009. The clinical outcome and complications were reviewed. The association between in-hospital complications and other variables was determined. Results The mean age of the patients was 67.1years. Ninety-eight (75.3percent) patients had at least one of the following: heart disease (36.3percent), neurological disease (28.8percent) or diabetes (22.6percent), and 26.7percent were bedridden. The site of impaction was the rectum in 66.4percent. The patients were treated by manual disimpaction (34.5percent), enema (89.1percent) or oral laxatives (84.0percent). A delay in treatment of more than 6h occurred in 70 (53.8percent) patients. In-hospital complications occurred in 34 (24.6percent) patients, the most common of which were infectious (16 cases), systemic inflammatory response syndrome (16 cases), cardiopulmonary (14 cases) and death (one patient). Time to the start of treatment was longer in patients who developed complications compared with those who did not (10.1h vs 7.1h; P=0.02). Patients 80years of age, or patients with heart or neurological disease were at a higher risk of developing complications (P=0.03, P=0.03 and P=0.02, respectively). Conclusion Treatment delay, increasing age and the presence of heart or neurological disease seem to be predictors of in-hospital complications in patients with faecal impaction. © 2011 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2011 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
dc.format.extent Pages: (231-236)
dc.language English
dc.publisher MALDEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Colorectal Disease; Publication Year: 2012; Volume: 14; no. 2; Pages: (231-236);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Faecal impaction: In-hospital complications and their predictors in a retrospective study on 130 patients
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Halawi, H.M., Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Maasri, K.A., Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mourad, F.H., Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Barada, K.A., Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Barada, K.A.; Gastroenterology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO-Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, 110 72020, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Internal Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Internal Medicine
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Halawi, HM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Maasri, KA
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mourad, FH
dc.contributor.authorInitials Barada, KA
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Barada, KA (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Div Gastroenterol, Dept Internal Med, Med Ctr, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.publisher.address COMMERCE PLACE, 350 MAIN ST, MALDEN 02148, MA USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Colorectal Dis.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Colorectal Disease
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Colorectal Dis.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 14
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dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Complications
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Faecal impaction
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Predictors
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dc.subject.otherChemCAS Laxatives
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