Meconium ileus

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Meconium ileus

Meconium ileus refers to intestinal obstruction due to inspissated meconium in the distal ileum and cecum, which develops in utero and presents shortly after birth as a failure to pass meconium (summary by {1:Romi et al., 2012}). Meconium ileus is a known clinical manifestation of cystic fibrosis (CF; {219700}), and meconium ileus in the absence of CF is a rare phenomenon (summary by {2:Tal et al., 1985}).
 

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The terms "Meconium ileus" returned 40 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical status and somatic development of patients with or without meconium ileus diagnosed through neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Zybert, Ewa Mierzejewska, Dorota Sands

Journal: Dev Period Med. ;19(1):41-9.

 

The aim of the study was to compare the patients with abnormal result of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF NBS), with or without meconium ileus (MI), in regard to their clinical status at the diagnosis and early childhood somatic development.

Last Updated: 25 May 2015

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Meconium ileus in newborns with cystic fibrosis - results of treatment in the group of patients operated on in the years 2000-2014.
 

Author(s): Maria Boczar, Ewa Sawicka, Katarzyna Zybert

Journal: Dev Period Med. ;19(1):32-40.

 

Evaluation of diagnostic and treatment procedures in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) operated on because of meconium ileus (MI).

Last Updated: 25 May 2015

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Meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis is not linked to central repetitive region length variation in MUC1, MUC2, and MUC5AC.
 

Author(s): XueLiang Guo, Rhonda G Pace, Jaclyn R Stonebraker, Wanda K O'Neal, Michael R Knowles

Journal: J. Cyst. Fibros.. 2014 Dec;13(6):613-6.

 

Mucins are excellent candidates for contributing to the presence of meconium ileus (MI) in cystic fibrosis (CF) due to their extensive genetic variation and known function in intestinal physiology. The length of variants in mucin central repetitive regions has not been explored as ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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The terms "Meconium ileus" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intestinal obstruction syndromes in cystic fibrosis: meconium ileus, distal intestinal obstruction syndrome, and constipation.
 

Author(s): Hubert P J van der Doef, Freddy T M Kokke, Cornelis K van der Ent, Roderick H J Houwen

Journal: Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Jun;13(3):265-70.

 

Meconium ileus at birth, distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS), and constipation are an interrelated group of intestinal obstruction syndromes with a variable severity of obstruction that occurs in cystic fibrosis patients. Long-term follow-up studies show that today meconium ...

Last Updated: 3 May 2011

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