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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218255/oncology-section-edge-task-force-on-urogenital-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-measures-for-incontinence
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Alicia Jeffrey, Shana E Harrington, Alexandra Hill, Amanda Roscow, Meryl Alappattu
Background: Compared to the general population, women and men with urogenital and colorectal cancer experience higher rates of urinary and fecal incontinence. Although a variety of measures exist to assess these areas, currently, there are no guidelines recommending which outcomes rehabilitation professionals should administer to examine these impairments in those with cancer. Purpose: To identify outcome measures for assessing urinary and fecal incontinence and evaluate their psychometric data and applicability to the cancer population...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193471/effect-of-quantitative-assessment-based-nursing-intervention-on-the-bowel-function-and-life-quality-of-patients-with-neurogenic-bowel-dysfunction-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Yanyan Zhang, Xiyan Xia, Xuewei Zhuang
AIMS: To study the effect of quantitative assessment-based nursing intervention on the bowel function and life quality in patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury. BACKGROUND: Neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury was clinically manifested by abdominal distension, intractable constipation, prolonged defecation and fecal incontinence, which seriously affected the normal life of patients. Traditional ways of nursing for these patients focused on basic care, but lacked sufficient recognition of disease severity and individual needs...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173359/effectiveness-of-bulking-agent-solesta-therapy-in-fecal-incontinence-in-patients-refractory-to-conventional-therapies
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Ihsan Al-Bayati, Mohammed Saadi, Sherif Elhanafi, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND: Fecal incontinence is a problem that imposes considerable socioeconomic consequences. Despite many medical therapies, unmet needs remain. A new treatment option is a biocompatible bulking agent (Solesta) administered by submucosal injection in the distal rectum. The aims of this study are as follows: (1) To evaluate the efficacy and safety of this bulking agent in decreasing the severity of fecal incontinence (FI) and improving quality of life. (2) To obtain objective evidence of changes in anorectal physiology by high-resolution anorectal manometry pretreatment and posttreatment...
November 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163972/prevalence-of-fecal-incontinence-in-a-cohort-of-systemic-sclerosis-patients-within-a-regional-referral-network
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A Garros, S Marjoux, C Khouatra, B Coppere, C Grange, A Hot, S Roman, H Damon, F Mion
Background: The prevalence of gastrointestinal involvement in systemic sclerosis is higher than 75%. The estimated prevalence of fecal incontinence varies from 22% to 77%, but suffers from recruitment bias and patient reluctance. Our goal was to evaluate the prevalence of fecal incontinence in systemic sclerosis, and to identify associated risk factors. Methods: Patients were recruited in the referral systemic sclerosis network of the Lyon University Hospitals, using self-administered questionnaires including constipation, fecal incontinence and Bristol Stool scales, quality of life, anxiety and depression...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139310/pudendal-nerve-injury-impairs-anorectal-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-measures-%C3%A2-2-years-after-3d-conformal-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Eng Eric Yeoh, Rochelle Botten, Addolorata Di Matteo, Marcus Tippett, Jonathon Hutton, Robert Fraser, Phillip G Dinning, David Wattchow
PURPOSE: To compare GI symptoms, measures of generic and disease specific health related quality of life (HRQoL), anorectal and pudendal nerve function and anal sphincter morphology between (i) patients ≥2 years after 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT)±high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for carcinoma of the prostate and aged matched patients before radiotherapy and (ii) symptomatic and asymptomatic patients ≥2 years after 3D-CRT ± HDR brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Methodology included: (i) modified LENT-SOMA scales for GI symptoms, (ii) EORTC QLQ-C30 and EORTC QLQ-PR25 questionnaires for generic and disease specific HRQoL, (iii) anorectal manometry and terminal motor latency for anorectal and pudendal nerve function and (iv) endorectal ultrasound for anal sphincter morphology...
November 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129217/screening-for-geriatric-syndromes-falls-urinary-fecal-incontinence-and-osteoporosis
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REVIEW
Erin M Smith, Amit A Shah
The geriatric syndromes of falls, incontinence, and osteoporosis are concerns in older adults because of their potential impact on quality of life. Asking about history of falls or a fear of falling should prompt a multifactorial assessment of fall risk and targeted interventions to reduce falls. Urinary and fecal incontinence should be screened because they are common conditions that are underreported due to embarrassment and general perception that incontinence is a normal part of aging. Women over age 65, men over age 70, and younger patients with high-risk characteristics should be screened with bone mineral density testing with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry...
February 2018: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115980/anal-incontinence-and-quality-of-life-following-operative-treatment-of-simple-cryptoglandular-fistula-in-ano-a-prospective-study
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Umesh Jayarajah, Dakshitha Praneeth Wickramasinghe, Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera
BACKGROUND: Anal incontinence is a known complication following operative treatment of fistula-in-ano which can significantly impact the quality of life. This study was aimed to objectively assess the impact of operative treatment of simple fistula-in-ano on quality of life related to anal incontinence. Therefore, a prospective study was conducted in 34 patients who underwent surgery for fistula-in-ano over a period of 24 months. Quality of life and incontinence were assessed using fecal incontinence quality of life (FIQL) scale and Cleveland clinic incontinence score (CCIS) preoperatively and after a minimum of 12 months follow up (mean-27 months, range 12-40 months)...
November 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110831/long-term-bowel-function-quality-of-life-and-sexual-function-in-patients-with-anorectal-malformations-treated-during-the-psarp-era
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Kristiina Kyrklund, Mikko P Pakarinen, Risto J Rintala
Anorectal malformations are an important group of congenital anomalies that vary widely in their anatomical characteristics and complexity. Understanding the long-term functional outcomes after modern treatments, and how these compare to the general population, are essential for ensuring that patients receive optimal, evidence-based care. With increasing appreciation of the wider impact of the illness on patients and their families, minimizing social disability from fecal incontinence and enabling normal social integration from the outset are key management concerns...
October 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110829/hirschsprung-disease-bowel-function-beyond-childhood
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Tomas Wester, Anna Löf Granström
Hirschsprung disease is a developmental defect of the enteric nervous system characterized by lack of enteric neurons in the distal hindgut. There are numerous reports on short-term outcomes indicating that impaired bowel function is common. Recently, several controlled studies show that bowel function outcomes are affected beyond childhood, in adolescents and adults, compared with healthy control subjects. Constipation and fecal incontinence are common. The impaired bowel function appears to have a negative impact on quality of life, although, a majority of patients have adapted to their symptoms...
October 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108895/changes-in-bowel-habits-and-patient-scored-symptoms-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-and-biliopancreatic-diversion-with-duodenal-switch
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Khalid Elias, Zakaria Bekhali, Jakob Hedberg, Wilhelm Graf, Magnus Sundbom
BACKGROUND: Bariatric procedures are increasingly being used, but data on bowel habits are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in gastrointestinal function and patient-scored symptoms after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). SETTING: University hospital in Sweden. METHODS: We recruited 268 adult patients (mean age of 42.5 yr, body mass index 44.8, 67.9% female) listed for RYGB and BPD/DS...
September 28, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094789/relationship-between-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-fecal-incontinence
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K Bedard, S Heymen, O S Palsson, A E Bharucha, W E Whitehead
BACKGROUND: Most measures of fecal incontinence (FI) severity assess the frequency of solid and liquid FI, but may incorporate other features. We compared two scales-the Fecal Incontinence Severity Score (FISS) and Fecal Incontinence Severity Index (FISI)-to determine which questionnaire and which individual questions predict FI Quality of Life (FIQOL). METHODS: A national sample of American adults completed a health questionnaire, and 234 with monthly FI were selected...
November 2, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989282/spotlight-on-eluxadoline-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
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REVIEW
Konstantinos C Fragkos
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) has limited options for treatment currently, including mainly anti-motility medications, antispasmodics, and antidepressants. This review discusses the properties of a new drug, eluxadoline, a gut-targeting mu- and kappa-opioid receptor agonist and a delta-opioid receptor antagonist, and its efficacy and safety in patients with IBS-D. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to identify studies that had investigated eluxadoline as a treatment in IBS-D...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988907/validity-of-utility-measures-for-women-with-pelvic-organ%C3%A2-prolapse
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Heidi S Harvie, Daniel D Lee, Uduak U Andy, Judy A Shea, Lily A Arya
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition that frequently coexists with urinary and fecal incontinence. The impact of prolapse on quality of life is typically measured through condition-specific quality-of-life instruments. Utility preference scores are a standardized generic health-related quality-of-life measure that summarizes morbidity on a scale from 0 (death) to 1 (optimum health). Utility preference scores quantify disease severity and burden and are widely used in cost-effectiveness research...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983160/urinary-incontinence-its-risk-factors-and-quality-of-life-a-study-among-women-aged-50-years-and-above-in-a-rural-health-facility-of-west-bengal
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Bijit Biswas, Aritra Bhattacharyya, Aparajita Dasgupta, Anubrata Karmakar, Nazrul Mallick, Sembagamuthu Sembiah
CONTEXT: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a chronic debilitating disease which is often under reported, but laid significant impact on one's quality of life (QoL) thus is of public health importance. AIMS: The aim of this study is to find out proportion of rural women have UI, its associated risk factors and treatment-seeking behavior, QoL of affected women. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional clinic-based study conducted from October 2016 to January 2017 among 177 women aged 50 years or above attending a rural health facility with a structured schedule...
July 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969732/delayed-reconstruction-of-a-traumatic-cloaca-following-obstetric-anal-sphincter-rupture
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Ali Ezer, Alper Parlakgumus
Permanent communication between the rectum and the vagina along with full thickness of anal sphincter faults can be a result of an unsuccessful primary repair of fourth degree obstetric trauma. This results into complete fecal incontinence and impaired quality of life. Anterior overlapping sphincteroplasty can be chosen as a method of treatment for fecal incontinence due to obstetric injuries. However, large perineal body reconstructions are generally pretty challenging tasks for surgeons. What we will describe here for the repair of a traumatic cloaca, occurred 23 years ago during vaginal delivery, is the use of a transpositional flap following overlapping sphincteroplasty...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943921/safety-and-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-intersphincteric-resection-for-a-lower-rectal-tumor
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Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Toshiyuki Tanahashi, Satoshi Matsui, Hisashi Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Shinji Osada, Kazuhiro Yoshida
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (ISR) for a lower rectal tumor in comparison with a case-control series of patients undergoing open ISR. Quality of life factors and anal function were also evaluated. Between July 2008 and April 2013, 103 patients with lower rectal cancer underwent laparoscopic surgery at the Surgical Oncology Department of Gifu University School of Medicine. A total of 25 patients with lower rectal cancer underwent ISR, and 19/25 patients who underwent laparoscopic ISR were compared with the control group of 6 patients who underwent open ISR...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929201/pelvic-floor-disorders-in-women-with-gynecologic-malignancies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Aparna S Ramaseshan, Jessica Felton, Dana Roque, Gautam Rao, Andrea G Shipper, Tatiana V D Sanses
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) negatively affect quality of life in the general population, and their prevalence in gynecologic cancer survivors has not been systematically described. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of PFDs in cancer survivors. We hypothesized that the prevalence of PFDs in the gynecologic cancer population would be higher than in the general female population. METHODS: We searched PubMed (1809 to present), EMBASE (1974 to present), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) through May 2017...
September 19, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927976/quality-of-life-outcomes-in-children-with-hirschsprung-disease
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Lucy Collins, Brennan Collis, Misel Trajanovska, Rija Khanal, John M Hutson, Warwick J Teague, Sebastian K King
BACKGROUND: Morbidity following repair of Hirschsprung disease (HD) is common. However, quality of life (QoL) results focused on HD children are contradictory. We aimed to measure QoL outcomes in HD children using validated questionnaires. METHODS: Patients with HD, managed at a large tertiary pediatric institution between 2004 and 2013, were identified. Parents completed validated questionnaires. Results were compared with published healthy population controls...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902668/functional-results-and-quality-of-life-following-magnetic-anal-sphincter-augmentation-in-severely-incontinent-patients
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Mia Kim, Guillaume Meurette, Ramasamy Ragu, Vincent Wyart, Paul Antoine Lehur
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic anal sphincter augmentation is a novel surgical option in the treatment of severe fecal incontinence. This study aimed to analyze functional results, quality of life, and satisfaction after implantation in the mid-term, and to identify factors associated with success of this new treatment. METHODS: All patients, who underwent magnetic anal sphincter augmentation procedure at a single center between December 2008 and January 2016, were consecutively included...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838414/interdisciplinary-management-of-perianal-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Amy L Lightner, William A Faubion, Joel G Fletcher
Perianal disease is a common manifestation of Crohn disease (CD) that results in significant morbidity and decreased quality of life. Despite several medical and surgical options, complex perianal CD remains difficult to treat. Before the advent of biologic therapy, antibiotics were the mainstay of medical treatment. Infliximab remains the most well-studied medical therapy for perianal disease. Surgical interventions are limited by the risk of nonhealing wounds and potential incontinence. When treatment options fail, fecal diversion or proctectomy may be necessary...
September 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
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