Nerve-immune system-interactions in postoperative ileus

Tim R. Glowka, Anne Steinebach, Marlene Mikulcak, Silke Schuchtrup, Burkhard Stoffels, Andreas Hirner, Jörg C. Kalff & Sven Wehner
Introduction: Abdominal surgery results in a posttraumatic response of the intestine leading to postoperative ileus (POI). Several causes of POI have been identified, including the activation of inhibitory neural pathways on the one hand and a local inflammation within the intestinal muscularis on the[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]