Preparation for Surgery

In general, patients with rectal cancer are elderly, and their medical condition should be optimized preoperatively. Prophylactic antibiotics and maintenance of normothermia intraoperatively have been demonstrated to reduce postoperative morbidity from wound infections. Although mechanical bowel preparation is routinely performed, it is unclear if this has a positive influence on outcome. The presence of malignant disease, prolonged operative time, pelvic surgery, and the positioning requirements of the patient predispose to thromboembolic events. Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis with compression stockings and pneumatic compression devices with or without subcutaneous heparin is standard. For people who will require a temporary or permanent stoma, preoperative consultation with an enterostomal therapy nurse facilitates proper siting of the stoma, patient education, and acceptance.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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