Summary: For patients with partial small-bowel obstruction, addition of a specific oral regimen three times daily (magnesium oxide + Lactobacillus acidophilus + simethicone) to standard treatment with intravenous hydration and nasogastric decompression, may be associated with a higher likelihood of successful non-operative treatment than ordering nothing-by-mouth during intravenous hydration and nasogastric decompression.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16546494/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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