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Blind Loop Syndrome (Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome) Summary

Description: A malabsorption syndrome that is associated with a blind loop in the upper SMALL INTESTINE that is characterized by the lack of peristaltic movement, stasis of INTESTINAL CONTENTS, and the overgrowth of BACTERIA. Such bacterial overgrowth interferes with BILE SALTS action, FATTY ACIDS processing, MICROVILLI integrity, and the ABSORPTION of nutrients such as VITAMIN B12 and FOLIC ACID.

Also Known As: Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome; Stagnant Loop Syndrome; Loop Syndrome, Stagnant; Loop Syndromes, Stagnant; Stagnant Loop Syndromes Show All >>

Networked: 76 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 5 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Blind Loop Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Indican : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  2. Hydrogen : 1 outcome in 8 results : IBA
  3. Phenol (Carbolic Acid) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 1
  4. Fructose : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  5. 4-cresol (p-cresol) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  6. Bile Acids and Salts (Bile Acids) : 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  7. Intrinsic Factor : 1 study in 3 results : FDA 3
  8. Xylose (D-Xylose) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 2
  9. Urea (Carbamide) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 6 Generic
  10. Cholesterol : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Blind Loop Syndrome

  1. Lactose Intolerance (Intolerance, Lactose)
  2. Peptic Ulcer (Peptic Ulcers)
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  4. Chronic Pancreatitis
  5. Steatorrhea
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Key Therapies for Blind Loop Syndrome

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  1. Cholecystectomy : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Jejunoileal Bypass : 4 results
  3. Ileostomy : 2 results
  4. Enzyme Replacement Therapy : 1 result
  5. Colonic Pouches (S Pouch) : 1 result
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