It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus
, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
Secondary endpoints included postoperative complications, time tofirst flatus
, time to semi-liquid diet, and nutritional status.
The time duration of passage of first flatus
and passage of faeces (in hours) and total length of hospital stay was assessed by senior registrar or senior resident (postgraduate trainee 3-4 years) in both groups.
On followup patients were asked to rate the control of their symptoms, degree of continence to flatus
and faeces, duration of return to normal activities and any other problems they had.
Only those who got 1,200 units reported fewer flatus
events over the next eight hours.
The coffee-consumption group had reduced time to flatus
by 12 hours compared with the noncoffee group.
Common symptoms are colicky abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and chronic periumbilical or right lower quadrant pain, which are usually relieved by passing flatus
or stool (1).
Referring to one of the studies, he pointed out that about 75% of fistulas heal, there is 3% recurrence, about 10% are controlled by Seton and flatus
incontinence was reported in one third of cases.
A 42 year old Ethiopian male patient presented complaining of crampy abdominal pain of three days duration, followed by frequent fecaloid vomiting and failure to pass feces and flatus
of 24hours duration.
Eructation and increased flatus
was also reduced in intensity in most patients.
In the traditional oral feeding group (the control group), feeding was started following five postoperative days if audible bowel sounds, the passage of flatus
, or bowel habits were observed.
l Loud flatus
-- this is caused by the muscles of the bowel forcing air through the tight ring at the anus.