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Table 1 Intestinal ultrasound score (AGIUS score)

From: Predictive value of transabdominal intestinal sonography in critically ill patients: a prospective observational study

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The diameter of the intestine • < 3 cm, without changes in the intestine folds • ≥ 3 cm or changes in the intestine folds • ≥ 3 cm and changes in the intestine folds
The thickness of the intestine • < 3 mm, without the stratified intestinal wall • ≥ 3 mm or with stratified intestinal wall • ≥ 3 mm and with stratified intestinal wall
Intestinal peristalsis • 5–10/min, with transmission of intestine contents • < 5/min or > 10/min • No peristalsis, or without transmission of intestine contents