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Adult functional constipation

Christian M Lo Cascio, Oliver Goetze, Tsogyal D Latshang, Sena Bluemel, Thomas Frauenfelder, Konrad E Bloch
BACKGROUND: In adult patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) life-threatening constipation has been reported. Since gastrointestinal function in DMD has not been rigorously studied we investigated objective and subjective manifestations of gastrointestinal disturbances in DMD patients. METHODS: In 33 patients with DMD, age 12-41 years, eating behavior and gastrointestinal symptoms were evaluated by questionnaires. Gastric emptying half time (T1/2) and oro-cecal transit time (OCTT) were evaluated by analyzing 13CO2 exhalation curves after ingestion of 13C labeled test meals...
2016: PloS One
Zhenhua Yu, Qi Liu, Zhigang Xiao, Dan Li, Xing Huang, Zhongcheng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application value of colonic transit test (CTT) combined with anorectal manometry (ARM), barium enema (BE) and defecography (DFG) in accurately evaluating colonic lesions of slow transit constipation complicated with adult megacolon. METHODS: Clinical data of 47 above patients admitted between October 2007 and February 2015 in the People's Hospital of Hunan Province were analyzed retrospectively. All the patients were examined with≥2 times of CTT combined with ARM and BE, and 42 cases received additional DFG at the same time, to evaluate colonic lesions before operation...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
I Bouzios, G Chouliaras, G P Chrousos, E Roma, V Gemou-Engesaeth
BACKGROUND: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are a common, diverse group of disorders of unknown etiology, resulting in significant socieconomic burden. In this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence of FGIDs in children aged 6-18 years and examine their association with various demographic and socioeconomic parameters. METHODS: This was a school-based, cross-sectional study approved by the relevant government authorities. Informed consent was obtained by the legal representatives of all children who participated...
September 28, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Shaman Rajindrajith, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Bonaventure Jayasiri Crispus Perera, Marc Alexander Benninga
Functional constipation (FC) is a significant health problem in children and contrary to common belief, has serious ramifications on the lives of children and their families. It is defined by the Rome criteria which encourage the use of multiple clinical features for diagnosis. FC in children has a high prevalence (0.7%-29%) worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. Biopsychosocial risk factors such as psychological stress, poor dietary habits, obesity and child maltreatment are commonly identified predisposing factors for FC...
August 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Andrea Shin
Chronic constipation is a common condition that significantly impacts health care utilization, productivity, and quality of life. Laxatives are commonly used, although often insufficient in restoring normal bowel function or providing adequate relief. There remains a significant need for the development of novel agents to optimize treatment of this condition. This review provides an overview of the preclinical and clinical trial data, supporting the efficacy and safety of prucalopride, a highly selective 5-HT4 receptor agonist that has been approved by the European Medicine Agency for the treatment of chronic constipation in adults who have failed standard laxative therapy...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
A V Vorobey, A M Makhmudov, V K Tikhon, F M Vysotskiy, O I Senkevich, S A Novakovskaya
Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in adults constitutes a rare cause of chronic constipation. Surgical intervention constitutes the only one radical method of treatment of HD. The investigation objective was to improve the functional results of treatment of HD in adults, using a new surgical approach elaboration. The method of surgical treatment of a HD in adults was proposed, which envisages a conduction of distal subtotal colecto- my and total mesorectumectomy with formation of a coecoreservoiroanal anastomosis...
March 2016: Klinichna Khirurhiia
Lauren Murray, Chelsey Haley, Cristóbal S Berry-Cabán, Almond Toledo
OBJECTIVE: Neuroendocrine tumors are neoplasms derived from endocrine cells, most commonly occurring in the gastrointestinal tract. Duodenal neuroendocrine tumors are rare tumors averaging 1.2-1.5 cm, and most are asymptomatic. Common presentation is abdominal pain, upper gastrointestinal bleed, constipation, anemia, and jaundice. METHODS: An adult, Black, male patient with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus presented to the emergency department with elevated liver function test and fatigue...
2016: SAGE Open Med Case Rep
Krister W Fjermestad, Øivind J Kanavin, Eva E Næss, Lise B Hoxmark, Grete Hummelvoll
BACKGROUND: Hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP) is a rare neurodegenerative condition characterized by slowly progressive spastic weakness of the lower limbs and urinary sphincter dysfunction. Complex HSP involves additional neurologic symptoms and signs like ataxia, extra pyramidal signs, polyneuropathy, and cognitive decline. Little is known about the disease burden for adults with HSP beyond the described core symptoms. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 108 adults aged 30 years and older (Mage = 57...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Fernanda Mateus Queiroz Schmidt, Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos, Rita de Cássia Domansky, José Marcio Jorge Neves
The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of constipation and identify associated factors among adults living in an urban area in Londrina, Brazil. This was a secondary analysis of an epidemiological, population-based study on bowel habit performed in 2008 with 2,162 individuals selected through cluster sampling. Interviews were administered using a sociodemographic questionnaire and the adapted and validated Brazilian version of the "Bowel Function in the Community" tool. Variables from the original database were used to determine the prevalence of constipation (according to the Rome Criteria III) and associated factors...
May 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Saleh M Eftaiha, George Melich, Ajit Pai, Slawomir J Marecik, Leela M Prasad, John J Park
INTRODUCTION: Bowel dysfunction (fecal incontinence and constipation) presents in over 50% of patients after treatment of congenital anal malformations. Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for the treatment of fecal incontinence improves function in the majority of patients. We present a case report of the treatment of bowel dysfunction with sacral nerve stimulation in a patient with a history of an imperforate anus. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A twenty year-old female with a history of imperforate anus at birth, repaired during infancy with anorectoplasty, presented with fecal incontinence and constipation...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Fermín Mearin, Constanza Ciriza, Miguel Mínguez, Enrique Rey, Juan José Mascort, Enrique Peña, Pedro Cañones, Javier Júdez
In this Clinical Practice Guideline we discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of adult patients with constipation and abdominal complaints at the confluence of the irritable bowel syndrome spectrum and functional constipation. Both conditions are included among the functional bowel disorders, and have a significant personal, healthcare, and social impact, affecting the quality of life of the patients who suffer from them. The first one is the irritable bowel syndrome subtype, where constipation represents the predominant complaint, in association with recurrent abdominal pain, bloating, and abdominal distension...
June 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Ariella L G Coler-Reilly, Naoko Yagishita, Hiroko Suzuki, Tomoo Sato, Natsumi Araya, Eisuke Inoue, Ayako Takata, Yoshihisa Yamano
BACKGROUND: At least one million people are infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) in Japan, a small percentage of whom develop HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) or adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). Patients with HAM/TSP suffer from progressively worsening myelopathic symptoms, such as motor disability and bladder dysfunction, and may become wheelchair-bound or even bedridden. METHODS: To learn more about this rare, debilitating disease, we established the national registration system "HAM-net" in March 2012...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Anand Singla, Darshanjeet Singh Walia, Rishabhpreet Kaur
Gastric outlet obstruction in adults is usually caused by pyloric stenosis secondary to peptic ulcer disease or malignancy. However, there are few other causes such as a foreign body and external compression due to pseudocyst pancreas. We present a rare aetiology of a large collection of pus in the lesser sac in our patient causing gastric outlet obstruction. A perforated peptic ulcer was suspected in our patient who had symptoms of sudden onset pain in epigastric region which was referred to back. This was followed by pain in upper abdomen, vomiting, constipation and fever for which patient was being managed conservatively before being referred to us...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Nádia Cristina Fávaro Moreira, Stefanie Krausch-Hofmann, Christophe Matthys, Carine Vereecken, Erika Vanhauwaert, Anja Declercq, Geertruida Elsiena Bekkering, Joke Duyck
The present systematic review critically examines the available scientific literature on risk factors for malnutrition in the older population (aged ≥65 y). A systematic search was conducted in MEDLINE, reviewing reference lists from 2000 until March 2015. The 2499 papers identified were subjected to inclusion criteria that evaluated the study quality according to items from validated guidelines. Only papers that provided information on a variable's effect on the development of malnutrition, which requires longitudinal data, were included...
May 2016: Advances in Nutrition
M Bellini, D Gambaccini, G Bassotti
Prucalopride is a new prokinetic agent, recently available in Europe for the treatment of functional constipation in adults in whom treatment with laxatives failed to provide adequate relief. However, due to its intrinsic properties (highly selective agonist activity and high affinity for 5-HT4 receptors, neuroprotection), this drug has shown the potential to be used in other pathologic conditions, in and outside of the gastrointestinal tract. We performed a systematic review of the evidence supporting these possible alternative uses of prucalopride...
July 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
Enrique Rey Díaz-Rubio, Juan José Mascort Roca, Enrique Peña Forcada, Pedro Cañones Garzón, Jose María Tenias Burillo, Francisco Javier Júdez Gutiérrez
Irritable bowel syndrome and functional constipation represent a relevant and common health issue. However, real-world clinical practice includes patients with constipation who may or may not have other abdominal complaints (pain, bloating, abdominal discomfort) with variable frequency. The goal of the present study was to obtain information on the workload entailed by patients with constipation and associated abdominal complaints, predominant clinical behaviors, education needs, and potential daily practice aids both in Primary Care and gastroenterology settings...
June 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
J A Freeman, W Hendrie, S Creanor, L Jarrett, A Barton, C Green, J Marsden, E Rogers, J Zajicek
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable, unpredictable but typically progressive neurological condition. It is the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults. Within 15 years of diagnosis, approximately 50 % of affected people are unable to walk unaided, and over time an estimated 25 % depend on a wheelchair. Typically, people with such limited mobility are excluded from clinical trials. Severely impaired people with MS spend much of their day sitting, often with limited ability to change position...
2016: BMC Neurology
Olafur S Palsson, William E Whitehead, Miranda A L van Tilburg, Lin Chang, William Chey, Michael D Crowell, Laurie Keefer, Anthony J Lembo, Henry P Parkman, Satish Sc Rao, Ami Sperber, Brennan Spiegel, Jan Tack, Stephen Vanner, Lynn S Walker, Peter Whorwell, Yunsheng Yang
The Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaires were developed to screen for functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), serve as inclusion criteria in clinical trials, and support epidemiological surveys. Separate questionnaires were developed for adults, children/adolescents, and infants/toddlers. For the adult questionnaire, we first surveyed 1,162 adults without gastrointestinal disorders, and recommended the 90(th) percentile symptom frequency as the threshold for defining what is abnormal. Diagnostic questions were formulated and verified with clinical experts using a recursive process...
February 13, 2016: Gastroenterology
C Brochard, G Bouguen, A Bodère, A Ropert, A-L Mallet, J Morcet, J-F Bretagne, L Siproudhis
BACKGROUND: One-third of patients with fecal incontinence (FI) do not have any anal dysfunction. The aim was to characterize patients with FI with normal anal function compared with patients with anal weakness. METHODS: The general characteristics and data of anal manometry, endosonography, and defecography of patients who were evaluated for FI at a single institution from 2005 to 2015 were prospectively assessed. Fecal incontinence was defined by the Cleveland Clinic Incontinence Score (CCIS) >4...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Peter Katelaris, Vasi Naganathan, Ken Liu, George Krassas, John Gullotta
BACKGROUND: Polyethylene glycol is commonly used to manage constipation and is available with or without electrolytes. The addition of electrolytes dates back to its initial development as lavage solutions in preparation for gastrointestinal interventions. The clinical utility of the addition of electrolytes to polyethylene glycol for the management of constipation is not established. The objective of this systematic review and network meta-analysis (NMA) was to assess the relative effectiveness of polyethylene glycol with (PEG + E) or without electrolytes (PEG) in the management of functional constipation in adults...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
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