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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934715/stercoral-perforation-of-the-rectosigmoid-colon-due-to-chronic-constipation-a-case-report
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Mustafa Fevzi Celayir, Hakan Mustafa Köksal, Mehmet Uludag
INTRODUCTION: Chronic constipation is very common in elderly patients. As a result of this situation fecaloma is also frequently seen at these ages. However, the stercoral perforation caused by fecaloma is a rare situation to occur. The rectosigmoid colon is the most affected colonic segment. It is seen in older patients with concomitant diseases and a low quality of life. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here in this case, we have to report an 83 - year-old male patient who came to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain and constipation for two days...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801825/intractable-constipation-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Noemi Baffy, Amy E Foxx-Orenstein, Lucinda A Harris, Susan Sterler
Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder disproportionately affecting the elderly. Immobility, polypharmacy, and physiologic changes contribute to its increased prevalence in this population. Unidentified and undertreated constipation leads to a significant negative impact on quality of life and an increase in healthcare spending. Careful physical examination and exploration of the clinical history can unmask primary and secondary forms of constipation, guiding diagnostic and therapeutic considerations...
August 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756376/obturator-hernia-a-rare-cause-of-bowel-obstruction
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Cã Tia Carreira Rito, Josà Travassos, Joana Patrà Cio, Ana Luisa Duarte
An obturator hernia is a rare condition and an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction. With a challenging diagnosis, it has one of the highest mortality rates of all abdominal wall hernias. The authors present a case of an elderly woman with bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated obturator hernia. An 80-year-old woman presented at the emergency room with complaints for the last 2 days of nausea, vomiting, constipation and lower right abdominal pain that radiated down to the right medial thigh. Abdominal tenderness to deep palpation of the right iliac fossa and mildly distention were noted...
July 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737064/the-effects-of-delirium-prevention-guidelines-on-elderly-stroke-patients
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Jihye Song, Minkyung Lee, Dukyoo Jung
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the delirium prevention interventions recommended by the Delirium Prevention Guidelines for Elderly Stroke Patients (DPGESP). The DPGESP comprises nine dimensions with 28 interventions, including risk factor assessment, orientation disorder prevention, sleeping pattern maintenance, sensory interventions, constipation, dehydration, hypoxia and infection prevention, pain management, and appropriate nutrition maintenance. This quasi-experimental study used a nonequivalent control group and a pretest-posttest design...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660594/thalidomide-combined-with-chemotherapy-in-treating-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Ya Li, Yanjun Chu, Ruifeng Song, Feng Xu
AIM: The current systemic chemotherapy brings toxicity to human body, which elder patients suffer more than young people. The effective and well-tolerated treatment methods are of great importance for elderly advanced GC patients. This paper proposed an effective way of combining thalidomide with chemotherapy to treat elderly advanced GC patients, on the purpose of improving life quality and the treatment efficacy. METHODS: In the control group, capecitabine was given with 2000 mg/m(2) daily in a manner of 2 weeks on and 1 week off for elderly advanced GC patients...
June 28, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658792/serous-microcystic-adenoma-of-pancreas-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
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K Rajasree Varma, Saji Francis, P P Sathi, C Saikiran Reddy
Serous microcystic adenoma is a rare exocrine tumour of the cystic neoplasm of pancreas seen predominantly in the elderly population. The first patient was a 56-year-old diabetic woman with abdominal pain, constipation and loss of weight since two months. The second patient was a 73-year-old female with complaints of abdominal pain and back pain since one year. The third patient was a 72-year-old diabetic man with complaints of burning sensation in the right lumbar region since two months. Clinical and laboratory examinations were normal...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639056/relevance-of-the-clinical-and-psychophysiological-variables-in-the-dyssynergic-defecation-a-comparative-study-in-elderly-subjects
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Miguel A Simón, Ana M Bueno
The relevance of several clinical and psychophysiological variables in the dyssynergic defecation in elderly subjects was investigated in this study. To accomplish this, 30 elderly subjects (10 without anorectal disorders, 10 with chronic constipation and 10 with dyssynergic defecation) were repeatedly assessed once per week for 4 weeks, with the following measures being collected at each session: EMG-activity (µV) of the external anal sphincter (at rest, during squeezing, and during straining to defecate), stool frequency, difficulty defecation level, pain grade during defecation, and satisfaction level after evacuation...
June 21, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575811/perforation-of-the-cecum-resulting-from-a-closed-loop-obstruction-in-a-patient-with-an-adenocarcinoma-of-the-sigmoid-colon-a-case-report
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Jefferson Sing Toledo, Marley Moreira Correia, Rafael Rodrigues Coutinho, Eduardo Fukamachi Kifer, Diego de Faria Magalhães Torres
INTRODUCTION: Bowel obstruction is one of the principal non-traumatic causes of general surgery emergencies, both in Brazil and worldwide. This condition can be classified according to the degree (complete or incomplete), clinical course (acute or chronic) or nature (mechanical, vascular or functional) of the obstruction. CASE REPORT: ESS, a 62-year old Brazilian woman from Rio de Janeiro, was admitted to the emergency department complaining of constipation of two weeks' duration...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562581/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-chronic-constipation-among-women-aged-50-years-and-older-in-shanghai-china
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Ling Huang, Huihong Jiang, Maoling Zhu, Baocai Wang, Minsi Tong, Huaguang Li, Mou-Bin Lin, Li Li
BACKGROUND Chronic constipation (CC) is a major public health problem worldwide, especially in elderly women. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of CC among women aged 50 years and older in Shanghai, China. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 1950 women aged 50 years and older, randomly sampled in Yangpu District of Shanghai from April to October 2015. Information on demographic characteristics, lifestyle habits, medical history, and defecation situation was collected through in-person interviews...
May 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562551/final-diagnoses-and-probability-of-new-reason-for-encounter-at-an-urban-clinic-in-japan-a-4-year-observational-study
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Motoharu Fukushi, Yukishige Ishibashi, Naoki Nago
Past clinical data are not currently used to calculate pretest probabilities, as they have not been put into a database in clinical settings. This observational study was designed to determine the initial reasons for utilizing home visits or visits to an outpatient urban clinic in Japan.All family medical clinic outpatients and patients visited by the clinic (total = 11,688) over 1460 days were enrolled.We used a Bayes theorem-based clinical decision support system to analyze codes for initial reason-for-encounter (examination and final diagnosis: pretest probability) and final diagnosis of patients with fever (conditional pretest probability)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508966/recurrent-purple-urine-bag-syndrome-presenting-with-full-spectrum-of-disease-severity-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Junzhi Lin, Martha Hlafka, Omar Vargas, Mukul Bhattarai
Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a unique phenomenon characterized by purple discoloration of the urinary catheter bag and tubing following urinary catheterization lasting for hours to days. The purple discoloration is a mixture of indirubin dissolved in plastic with indigo on its surface. PUBS is most commonly associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by bacteria with indoxyl phosphatase/sulfatase activity. It occurs predominantly in chronically catheterized, constipated elderly female patients...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479877/laparoscopic-uterovaginal-prolapse-surgery-in-the-elderly-feasibility-and-outcomes
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Samuel W King, Helen Jefferis, Simon Jackson, Alexander G Marfin, Natalia Price
BACKGROUND: Uterovaginal prolapse in very elderly women is a growing problem due to increased life expectancy. Surgeons and anaesthetists may be wary of performing quality of life surgery on this higher risk group. Where surgery is undertaken, it is commonly performed vaginally; there is a perception that this is better tolerated than abdominal surgery. Little data is published about laparoscopic prolapse surgery tolerability in this population, and laparoscopic surgery is perceived within the urogynaecological community as complex and lengthy and hence inherently unsuitable for the very elderly...
2017: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467916/the-effect-of-probiotics-as-a-treatment-for-constipation-in-elderly-people-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria Isabel Martínez-Martínez, Raquel Calabuig-Tolsá, Omar Cauli
PURPOSE: Treating constipation in elderly people remains a challenge; the administration of probiotics may be a valid therapy for this problem as an alternative to traditional drug-based treatments. The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the efficiency of probiotics in treating constipation in elderly people. METHODS: Articles related to this topic and published, without any time limitations, in the Medline, Embase, Scopus, Lilacs, or Cochrane databases were systematically reviewed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
July 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460206/supergiant-fecaloma-as-manifestation-of-chronic-constipation
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G Currò, C Lazzara, S Latteri, M Bartolotta, G Navarra
Fecaloma is common in patients with damage to the autonomic nervous system in the large bowel associated with Chagas disease (inflammatory and neoplastic) or Hirschprung's disease, in psychiatric patients and, more commonly, in elderly patients suffering with chronic constipation. Symptoms of fecaloma are usually nonspecific. Clinical examination can give the appearance of an abdominal tumor. Most cases of fecaloma are treated conservatively with digital evacuation and enemas. In severe and unremitting cases, surgery is required to prevent significant complications...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387681/prevalence-of-prodromal-parkinson-s-disease-as-defined-by-mds-research-criteria-among-elderly-patients-undergoing-colonoscopy
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Skorvanek Matej, Ladomirjakova Zuzana, Han Vladimir, Lesko Norbert, Feketeova Eva, Jarcuskova Dominika, Repkova Barbora, Spisak Peter, Urbancikova Zuzana, Vargova Adriana, Gombosova Laura, Zakuciova Maria, Veseliny Eduard, Trebuna Frantisek, Mechirova Eva, Gdovinova Zuzana
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are a well-recognized and common premotor feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). Moreover, multiple studies have assessed the value of colonic α-synuclein as a potential marker of prodromal PD. Recently, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) defined research criteria for prodromal PD. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to test the MDS research criteria in patients undergoing diagnostic colonoscopies as potential candidates for inclusion in prospective trials evaluating colonic biopsies as a potential biomarker of prodromal PD...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346570/tolerance-and-long-term-efficacy-of-polyethylene-glycol-4000-forlax%C3%A2-compared-to-lactulose-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-constipation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
P Chassagne, P Ducrotte, P Garnier, H Mathiex-Fortunet
OBJECTIVES: To assess the tolerance and potential nutritional consequences of long-term repeated doses of PEG 4000 (10 to 30 g/day) in elderly patients with chronic constipation as compared to lactulose (10-30 g/day). DESIGN: Single blind, randomised, multicentre, parallel group comparative study. SETTING: Community-dwelling patients and nursing homes residents aged 70 years and older with a history of chronic constipation. Treatment intervention: PEG 4000 (10-30 g/day) or lactulose (10-30 g/day) for six months...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284822/-algorithms-and-urinary-incontinence-in-the-elderly-assessment-treatment-recommendations-and-levels-of-evidence-review
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P Meyer
OBJECTIVES: Search processing algorithms in a primary care setting, analyzing the specifics of care management for seniors suffering from urinary incontinence (UI), described the recommendations and levels of evidence of treatment. METHODS: A literature review carried out via PubMed(®) and websites of scientific societies with search keywords classified according to an algorithm. RESULTS: One hundred algorithms have been discovered in the field of evaluation and treatment of UI...
March 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219413/effect-of-waxy-barley-kirarimochi-consumption-on-bowel-movements-of-late-stage-elderly-residents-at-roken-nursing-home
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Keiko Taniguchi, Kozo Komae, Asuka Takahashi, Toji Yoshioka, Yoshiaki Sone
BACKGROUND: It is very important for the late-stage elderly to have the least stressful bowel movements for maintaining a good quality of life. It is generally accepted that consuming adequate dietary fiber is a promising method for the prevention and management of stressful bowel movements such as those during constipation. Therefore, we examined the effect of long-term consumption of waxy barley, which is high in dietary fiber, on the bowel movements of the late-stage elderly living at Roken nursing home (a geriatric health services facility), Japan...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174380/-efficacy-and-safety-of-thp-cop-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Midori Watase, Kojiro Takahashi, Naoko Hanazawa, Yoshitake Shinohara, Takehiro Higashi, Junichi Tsukada
PURPOSE: We studied the efficacy and safety of THP-COP(pirarubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisolone)for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma(DLBCL). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the efficacy and adverse events of THP-COP in previously untreated patients with DLBCL who completed THP-COP as first-line chemotherapy between December 2009 and December 2014. RESULTS: The study included 32 previously untreated DLBCL patients aged 67- 85 years(median, 77 years)...
January 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145214/-faecolithiasis-straightforward-to-detect-but-often-missed
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B Katerberg, F Ter Borg
Faecal impaction is a problem which is becoming more prevalent now that the number of elderly patients is increasing. When not detected and treated inadequately, it can lead to symptoms such as diarrhoea, faecal incontinence and other serious problems like anorexia, vomiting and rectal ulcers with bleeding or even a bowel perforation. We describe two patients with serious and less common complications of faecolithiasis. Patient A, a 79-year-old woman with signs of dementia, presented with faecal incontinence and unexplained worsening of her cognitive symptoms leading to a situation where she could no longer live in her own home...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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