Kirk V. Shepard, MD
To the Editor: An article by Wootton and colleagues (1) in a recent issue concerned a patient who had necrosis of the colon after he was administered a sodium polystyrene sulfonate suspension enema. A subsequent letter to the Editor by Burnett (2) questioned whether cleansing enemas had been administered to the patient before and after the sodium polystyrene sulfonate suspension enema, as is stated in bold type on the product insert, on the product label, and on the carton (3). In a discussion with one of the authors of this case report, I was told that the patient was not
Shepard KV. Cleansing Enemas after Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Enemas. Ann Intern Med. ;112:711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-9-711_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(9):711.
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