Description of demographic, clinical and paraclinical factors and their relationship with prolonged postoperative ileus after colorectal surgery in a high level of complexity hospital

Project Details


The prolonged postoperative ileus (PPI) is a pathology that affects quality life of the patient because increases the infection risk, hospital stay, and eventually causes death. It's also a financial burden to health system resources. Its origin is multifactorial, in Colombia the factors for this pathology are unknown. Some of these factors were described as the associate with PPI after a colorectal surgery.
Effective start/end date20/11/2020/02/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Ileus
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • Gastrointestinal transit


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