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Case Presentation

- A well-nourished 77-year-old man whose medical history includes treated hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, previous heavy alcohol intake, and mild cognitive impairment is admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital from the operating room after a Hartmann’s procedure (resection of the rectosigmoid colon with closure of the rectal stump and formation of an end colostomy) performed for fecal peritonitis due to a perforated sigmoid colon....

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