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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277597/radiofrequency-procedure-secca%C3%A2-for-fecal-incontinence-one-year-experience
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Marco Frascio, Cesare Stabilini, Marco Casaccia, Tommaso Testa, Rosario Fornaro, Maria Caterina Parodi, Ciro Marrone, Ezio Gianetta, Francesca Mandolfino
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency is a treatment option for patients suffering from fecal incontinence. OBJECTIVE: To assess the one-year follow-up results following the radiofrequency procedure for fecal incontinence. DESIGN: Prospective, single-center, observational study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients underwent the SECCA® radiofrequency procedure, 19 of who completed the one-year of follow-up (Cleveland Clinic Florida Fecal Incontinence score, Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale (FIQoL), anorectal manometry, and endoanal ultrasound)...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267690/pathophysiology-and-therapeutic-options-for-fecal-incontinence
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Alexandra Guillaume, Ahmed E Salem, Patricia Garcia, Bani Chander Roland
Fecal incontinence (FI), defined as the involuntary loss of solid or liquid feces through the anus is a prevalent condition with significant effects on quality of life. FI can affect individuals of all ages and in many cases greatly impairs quality of life but, incontinent patients should not accept their debility as either inevitable or untreatable. The severity of incontinence can range from unintentional elimination of flatus to the complete evacuation of bowel contents. It is reported to affect up to 18% of the population, with a prevalence reaching as high as 50% in nursing home residents...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267009/perspectives-from-patients-and-care-providers-on-the-management-of-fecal-incontinence-a-needs-assessment
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Ramzi M Helewa, Husein Moloo, Lara Williams, Kristine M Foss, Waheeda Baksh-Thomas, Isabelle Raiche
BACKGROUND: A large proportion of Canadians experience fecal incontinence, with no avenue for effective treatments. The Ottawa Hospital has recently started a percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation program for patients who have not improved with conservative efforts. OBJECTIVE: As part of this program implementation, a qualitative needs assessment was undertaken to better define successful outcomes and to identify barriers for program sustainability. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional, qualitative study involving standardized, semistructured interviews...
April 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265708/clinical-impact-of-bowel-symptoms-in-women-with-pelvic-floor-disorders
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José Ananias Vasconcelos Neto, Camila Teixeira Moreira Vasconcelos, Sthela Maria Murad Regadas, Leonardo Robson Pinheiro Sobreira Bezerra, Kathiane Augusto Lustosa, Sara Arcanjo Lino Karbage
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlations between the POP-Q Bp point and the perineal body (Pb) and genital hiatus (Gh) measurements and constipation, anal incontinence, severity of symptoms and quality of life. METHODS: The patients were distributed into two groups according to the posterior vaginal wall Bp point: one group with Bp ≤-1 (without posterior vaginal wall prolapse, control group) and the other group with Bp ≥0 (with posterior vaginal wall prolapse, case group)...
March 6, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229523/pathophysiology-of-fecal-incontinence-in-obese-patients-a-prospective-case-matched-study-of-201-patients
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C Brochard, A Vénara, A Bodère, A Ropert, G Bouguen, L Siproudhis
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an emerging risk factor for fecal incontinence (FI). The aim of this study was to characterize pathophysiologic mechanisms of FI in obese patients compared with non-obese patients in a prospective case-matched study. METHODS: The general characteristics and data of the anorectal manometry and endosonography of patients who were evaluated for FI at a single institution from 2005 to 2015 were prospectively assessed. Fecal incontinence was defined by a Cleveland Clinic Incontinence Score (CCIS) >4...
February 23, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220586/prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-and-their-association-with-pelvic-floor-dysfunctions-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-at-a-pelvic-care-centre
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Desiree Vrijens, Bary Berghmans, Fred Nieman, Jim van Os, Gommert van Koeveringe, Carsten Leue
AIMS: Pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFDs), like voiding complaints, urinary and fecal incontinence, and prolapse, are prevalent and associated with decrease in quality of life. PFDs are often complex and multifactorial in origin showing interrelationships between different PFD and with affective conditions. The primary aim of this study is to describe the prevalence of affective complaints in a cohort of Pelvic Care Centre (PCC) patients. The secondary aim is to describe associations between PFDs and depression or anxiety...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217378/role-of-clinical-pathway-in-improving-the-quality-of-care-for-patients-with-faecal-incontinence-a-randomised-trial
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Zeiad I Hussain, Michael Lim, Stevan Stojkovic
AIM: To assess the development and implementation of the Integrated Rapid Assessment and Treatment (IRAT) pathway for the management of patients with fecal incontinence and measure its impact on patients' care. METHODS: Patients referred to the colorectal unit in our hospital for the management of faecal incontinence were randomised to either the Standard Care pathway or the newly developed IRAT pathway in this feasibility study. The IRAT pathway is designed to provide a seamless multidisciplinary care to patients with faecal incontinence in a timely fashion...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202245/recurrent-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-and-the-risk-of-long-term-anal-incontinence
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Hanna Jangö, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Susanne Rosthøj, Abelone Sakse
BACKGROUND: Women with an obstetric anal sphincter injury are concerned about the risk of recurrent obstetric anal sphincter injury in their second pregnancy. Existing studies have failed to clarify whether the recurrence of obstetric anal sphincter injury affects the risk of anal and fecal incontinence at long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate whether recurrent obstetric anal sphincter injury influenced the risk of anal and fecal incontinence more than 5 years after the second vaginal delivery...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190558/antegrade-continence-enemas-improve-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-medically-refractory-encopresis
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Joseph T Church, Sidd Simha, Laurie C Wild, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Peter F Ehrlich
PURPOSE: Fecal incontinence is a socially debilitating problem for many children. We hypothesized that in selected patients with medically-refractory encopresis, placement of an appendicostomy or cecostomy tube for administration of antegrade continence enemas (ACE) would improve quality of life (QOL). METHODS: We reviewed all patients with encopresis who underwent appendicostomy or cecostomy placement from 2003 to 2014 at our institution. We contacted subjects' parents by phone and administered 3 surveys: a survey reflecting current stooling habits, a disease-specific QOL survey, and the PedsQL™ QOL survey...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177987/quality-of-life-and-functional-outcome-after-transanal-abdominal-transanal-proctectomy-for-low-rectal-cancer
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
John H Marks, Jean F Salem, Elsa B Valsdottir, Shadi S Yarandi, Gerald J Marks
BACKGROUND: Transanal abdominal transanal proctectomy is a sphincter-preserving procedure designed to avoid colostomy in patients with cancer in the distal third of the rectum. Oncologic outcomes of this procedure have been established. However, data regarding patient satisfaction and quality of life are scant. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life and functional outcomes of patients after transanal abdominal transanal proctectomy...
March 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159117/fecal-incontinence-treated-by-sacral-neuromodulation-long-term-follow-up-of-325-patients
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Paul T J Janssen, Sara Z Kuiper, Laurents P S Stassen, Nicole D Bouvy, Stephanie O Breukink, Jarno Melenhorst
BACKGROUND: Long-term results of large patient cohorts with fecal incontinence treated by sacral neuromodulation are limited. This study shows the long-term results after a mean follow-up of 7.1 years in 325 patients with fecal incontinence treated by continuous sacral neuromodulation. METHODS: All patients with fecal incontinence and eligible for sacral neuromodulation between 2000 and 2015 were evaluated retrospectively. Primary outcome was a decrease in episodes of fecal incontinence, which was defined as involuntary fecal loss at least once per week and documented by a 3 week bowel habit diary...
January 31, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150422/successful-restoration-of-fecal-continence-using-sacral-nerve-stimulation-following-chemoradiation-and-transanal-excision-of-an-anal-melanoma-with-partial-internal-anal-sphincter-resection-a-case-report
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Tyler Cameron Tolopka, Craig A Messick
OBJECTIVE: This case report provides evidence for our hypothesis that use of a sacral nerve stimulator may be considered in patients with fecal incontinence (FI) following chemoradiation and transanal operations in the setting of cancer including partial internal sphincter resections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 57-year-old female with a history of anal melanoma was treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by wide local, transanal tumor excision with partial internal anal sphincter resection that resulted in ≥2 full fecal incontinent episodes/week with gas, liquid, and solid stool leakage ≥10/day requiring pad changes...
February 1, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144208/evaluation-diagnosis-and-medical-management-of-rectal-prolapse
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REVIEW
Jamie A Cannon
Full-thickness rectal prolapse, or procidentia, is the passage of the full-thickness wall of the rectum beyond the anal sphincters. This condition results in pain and fecal incontinence which greatly impairs the quality of life of those afflicted. It is associated with several anatomic abnormalities, including decreased anal sphincter tone, levator muscle diastasis, and a deep anterior cul-de-sac. The diagnosis of rectal prolapse is made based on physical examination, although several other modalities are used to provide additional information about the patients' condition...
February 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131501/all-incontinence-is-not-created-equal-impact-of-urinary-and-fecal-incontinence-on-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-spina-bifida
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Konrad M Szymanski, Mark P Cain, Benjamin Whittam, Martin Kaefer, Richard C Rink, Rosalia Misseri
PURPOSE: We previously reported that the self-reported amount of urinary incontinence is the main predictor of lower health related quality of life in adults with spina bifida. In this study we sought to determine the impact of fecal incontinence on health related quality of life after correcting for urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An international sample of adults with spina bifida was surveyed online in 2013 to 2014. We evaluated fecal incontinence in the last 4 weeks using clean intervals (less than 1 day, 1 to 6 days, 1 week or longer, or no fecal incontinence), amount (a lot, medium, a little or none), number of protective undergarments worn daily and similar variables for urinary incontinence...
March 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104977/fecal-incontinence-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Nallely Saldana Ruiz, Andreas M Kaiser
Fecal incontinence is not a diagnosis but a frequent and debilitating common final pathway symptom resulting from numerous different causes. Incontinence not only impacts the patient's self-esteem and quality of life but may result in significant secondary morbidity, disability, and cost. Treatment is difficult without any panacea and an individualized approach should be chosen that frequently combines different modalities. Several new technologies have been developed and their specific roles will have to be defined...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047094/we-ab-202-10-modelling-individual-tumor-specific-control-probability-for-hypoxia-in-rectal-cancer
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S Warren, D R Warren, J M Wilson, R Muirhead, M A Hawkins, T Maughan, M Partridge
PURPOSE: To investigate hypoxia-guided dose-boosting for increased tumour control and improved normal tissue sparing using FMISO-PET images METHODS: Individual tumor-specific control probability (iTSCP) was calculated using a modified linear-quadratic model with rectal-specific radiosensitivity parameters for three limiting-case assumptions of the hypoxia / FMISO uptake relationship. (18) FMISO-PET images from 2 patients (T3N0M0) from the RHYTHM trial (Investigating Hypoxia in Rectal Tumours NCT02157246) were chosen to delineate a hypoxic region (GTV_MISO defined as tumor-to-muscle ratio > 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041844/is-pelvic-floor-dysfunction-an-independent-threat-to-sexual-function-a-cross-sectional-study-in-women-with-pelvic-floor-dysfunction
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Ryan J Li-Yun-Fong, Maryse Larouche, Momoe Hyakutake, Nicole Koenig, Catherine Lovatt, Roxana Geoffrion, Lori A Brotto, Terry Lee, Geoffrey W Cundiff
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies have reported an association of sexual dysfunction with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), but without defining causation. AIM: To investigate predictors of sexual function in women with PFD, including pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, obstructed defecation, and fecal incontinence. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included 755 women (mean age = 56 years, 68% postmenopausal) referred for PFD (2008-2013)...
February 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926562/long-term-experience-of-magnetic-anal-sphincter-augmentation-in-patients-with-fecal-incontinence
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Jeremy Sugrue, Paul-Antoine Lehur, Robert D Madoff, Shane McNevin, Steen Buntzen, Søren Laurberg, Anders Mellgren
BACKGROUND: Magnetic anal sphincter augmentation is a novel technique for the treatment of patients with fecal incontinence. OBJECTIVE: The current study reports the long-term effectiveness and safety of this new treatment modality. DESIGN: This was a prospective multicenter pilot study. SETTINGS: The study was performed at 4 clinical sites in Europe and the United States. PATIENTS: The cohort included patients with severe fecal incontinence for ≥6 months who had previously failed conservative therapy and were implanted with a magnetic anal sphincter device between 2008 and 2011...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918339/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-quality-of-life-in-women-with-fecal-incontinence
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Alayne D Markland, J Eric Jelovsek, David D Rahn, Lu Wang, Leah Merrin, Ashok Tuteja, Holly E Richter, Susan Meikle
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this work were to determine the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and IBS subtypes in women presenting for fecal incontinence (FI) treatment and to assess the impact of IBS on FI symptoms and quality of life (QOL). METHODS: In this multicenter prospective cohort study, women reported at least monthly solid, liquid, or mucus FI. Rome III clinical criteria defined IBS. Women also self-reported having an IBS diagnosis. Baseline questionnaires included the following: Modified Manchester Health Questionnaire, Fecal Incontinence Severity Index, Bristol Stool Scale, Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory, and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire...
December 1, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894765/outcome-in-adults-with-anorectal-malformations-in-relation-to-modern-classification-which-patients-do-we-need-to-follow-beyond-childhood
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Johan Danielson, Urban Karlbom, Wilhelm Graf, Tomas Wester
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Knowledge about the functional outcome in adults with anorectal malformations is essential to organize structured transition to adult care for this patient group. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional outcome and quality of life in adults with anorectal malformations characterized according to the Krickenbeck classification. METHODS: Of 256 patients diagnosed with anorectal malformations at our institution in 1961-1993, 203 patients could be traced and were invited to participate in the study...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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