Nonocclusive Mesenteric Ischemia in Renal Patients: Recognition and Prevention of Intestinal Gangrene

R. James Valentine, Thomas V. Whelan, Harry F. Meyers

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Abstract

Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a disorder with an extremely high mortality. Salvage of affected patients requires early recognition and aggressive intervention to prevent intestinal gangrene. Dialysis patients represent a group at particularly high risk for this condition. Clinicians should develop a high index of suspicion for NOMI in dialysis patients to lessen the risk of death. A high interventional posture must be maintained due to the notoriously unreliable signs and symptoms of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • hemodialysis
  • intestinal infarction
  • vascular ischemia

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