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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25748875/faecal-retention-a-common-cause-in-functional-bowel-disorders-appendicitis-and-haemorrhoids-with-medical-and-surgical-therapy
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Dennis Raahave
The present studies explored whether faecal retention in the colon is a causative factor in functional bowel disease, appendicitis, and haemorrhoids. Faecal retention was characterized by colon transit time (CTT) after radio-opaque marker ingestion and estimation of faecal loading on abdominal radiographs at 48 h and 96 h. Specific hypotheses were tested in patients (n = 251 plus 281) and in healthy random controls (n = 44). A questionnaire was completed for each patient, covering abdominal and anorectal symptoms and without a priori grouping...
March 2015: Danish Medical Journal
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