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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090471/hair-zinc-level-analysis-and-correlative-micronutrients-in-children-presenting-with-malnutrition-and-poor-growth
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Tae Hwan Han, Jin Lee, Yong Joo Kim
PURPOSE: Zinc deficiency can induce serious clinical problems in the gastrointestinal (GI) system and immune system and can affect growth and development. It is more severe in younger patients. Chronic zinc deficiency is reflected more precisely in hair than in serum. We studied hair zinc levels and other hair and serum micronutrients in chronic malnourished children to identify which micronutrients are affected or correlated with the other ones. METHODS: Hair mineral analyses were performed in 56 children (age, 1-15 years) presenting with malnutrition, poor growth, poor appetite, anorexia, with/without other GI symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation) from August 2012 to March 2015...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088179/chronic-constipation-diagnosis-and-treatment-evaluation-the-chro-co-di-t-e-study
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Massimo Bellini, Paolo Usai-Satta, Antonio Bove, Renato Bocchini, Francesca Galeazzi, Edda Battaglia, Pietro Alduini, Elisabetta Buscarini, Gabrio Bassotti
BACKGROUND: According to Rome criteria, chronic constipation (CC) includes functional constipation (FC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Some patients do not meet these criteria (No Rome Constipation, NRC). The aim of the study was is to evaluate the various clinical presentation and management of FC, IBS-C and NRC in Italy. METHODS: During a 2-month period, 52 Italian gastroenterologists recorded clinical data of FC, IBS-C and NRC patients, using Bristol scale, PAC-SYM and PAC-QoL questionnaires...
January 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080215/laparoscopy-assisted-duhamel-z-anastomosis-for-total-colonic-aganglionosis-outcome-assessed-by-fecal-continence-evaluation
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Go Miyano, Hiroki Nakamura, Shogo Seo, Ryo Sueyoshi, Manabu Okawada, Takashi Doi, Hiroyuki Koga, Geoffrey J Lane, Tadaharu Okazaki, Atsuyuki Yamataka
BACKGROUND: A Z-shaped colorectal side-to-side anastomosis was introduced to improve the Duhamel procedure by eliminating the rectal blind pouch. We retrospectively reviewed all total colonic aganglionosis patients treated by laparoscopy-assisted Duhamel-Z (LapDZ) between 2009 and 2014 focusing on annual fecal continence evaluation scores (CES) as an indicator of outcome. METHODS: LapDZ was performed conventionally. Postoperatively, defecation was regulated with medications and enemas according to our standard protocol...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070176/advances-in-ibs-2016-a-review-of-current-and-emerging-data
#4
Philip S Schoenfeld
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by chronic intermittent abdominal pain and associated diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C), or both. IBS can significantly impact patient function and quality of life. The diagnosis of IBS is based on the presence of characteristic symptoms, the exclusion of concerning features, and selected tests to exclude organic diseases that can mimic IBS. The pathophysiology of IBS remains incompletely understood, and new contributing factors have been identified over the past decade...
August 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066860/is-it-possible-to-distinguish-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-constipation-from-functional-constipation
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M Bouchoucha, G Devroede, C Bon, B Bejou, F Mary, R Benamouzig
BACKGROUND: The Rome III criteria classify patients complaining of constipation into two main groups: patients with functional constipation (FC) and patients with constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C). The purpose of this study was to identify differences in the intensity of symptoms and total and segmental colonic transit time in these two types of patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective evaluation of 337 outpatients consecutively referred for chronic constipation and classified according to the Rome III criteria as FC or IBS-C...
January 9, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065611/-diet-and-lifestyle-rules-in-chronic-constipation-in-adults-from-fantasy-to-reality%C3%A2
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Nadia Fathallah, Dominique Bouchard, Vincent de Parades
Chronic constipation is one of the most common chronic gastrointestinal complaints and a frequent reason for consultation. Lifestyle modification and dietary advice attract a lot of patients, often dissatisfied with a long-term drug intake. These behavioral modifications are recommended as a first-line approach in the treatment of chronic mild constipation in the majority of current guidelines despite a low level of evidence. Fiber supplementation is probably the most relevant measure because of a satisfactory level of proof...
January 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059942/efficacy-of-biofeedback-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-dyssynergic-defecation-in-community-dwelling-elderly-women
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Miguel A Simón, Ana M Bueno
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of biofeedback therapy in the treatment of dyssynergic defecation in chronically constipated community-dwelling elderly women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After an initial assessment phase carried out during 1 month, 20 chronically constipated women with dyssynergic defecation were randomly assigned to either electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-BF) group (n=10) or control group (n=10). Outcome measures used to evaluate the efficacy of treatment were weekly stool frequency, sensation of incomplete evacuation, difficulty evacuation level, mean EMG-activity (μV) of the external anal sphincter during straining to defecate and Anismus index...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059936/depression-but-not-symptom-severity-is-associated-with-work-and-school-absenteeism-in-refractory-chronic-constipation
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Kyle Staller, Kenneth Barshop, Braden Kuo, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
GOALS: We sought to determine the patient characteristics associated with increased absenteeism and Emergency Department (ED) utilization among patients with constipation. BACKGROUND: Chronic constipation is associated with significant direct and indirect economic costs. There has been limited study of the predictors of direct and indirect costs in a population with refractory constipation. STUDY: We conducted a cross-sectional cohort study of patients with chronic constipation who presented to a tertiary care center for anorectal manometry...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040503/are-interferential-electrical-stimulation-and-diaphragmatic-breathing-exercises-beneficial-in-children-with-bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction
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Vesna D Zivkovic, Ivona Stankovic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Mirjana Kocic, Hristina Colovic, Marina Vlajkovic, Andjelka Slavkovic, Milica Lazovic
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of interferential current (IC) stimulation and diaphragmatic breathing exercises (DBE) in children with bladder and bowel dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine children with dysfunctional voiding and chronic constipation who were failures of primary care interventions were included in the prospective clinical study. All the children were checked for their medical history regarding LUTS and bowel habits. Physical examination including abdominal and anorectal digital examination were performed...
December 28, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035547/diabetics-on-narcotics-are-less-likely-to-achieve-excellent-bowel-preparation-than-are-patients-with-either-condition
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Mohammad F Madhoun, Hussein Bitar, Owais Bhatti, Hassaan Zia, Pratyusha Parava, Muhammad H Bashir
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and chronic narcotic use negatively affect the quality of bowel preparation before colonoscopy. AIM: To investigate whether narcotic use and diabetes have an additive negative impact on bowel preparation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 2841 patients (mean age 61 ± 10.2; 94% male) who received outpatient colonoscopies at our Veterans Affairs Medical Center between June 2012 and December 2014...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024664/long-term-use-of-opioids-in-210-officially-registered-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tso-Chou Lin, Luo-Ping Ger, Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert B Raffa, Ju-O Wang, Shung-Tai Ho
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain has been strictly regulated for two decades in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to survey the patients' perspectives and potential drawbacks following long-term use of opioids. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional survey using the Taiwanese version of Brief Pain Inventory was conducted among outpatients with chronic noncancer pain registered by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. Patients were also asked about their sexual behavior, depression, opioid misuse behaviors, and use of complementary and alternative medicine...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019066/opioid-analgesic-use-among-patients-presenting-with-acute-abdominal-pain-and-factors-associated-with-surgical-diagnoses
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D Khemani, M Camilleri, A Roldan, A D Nelson, S-Y Park, A Acosta, A R Zinsmeister
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic opioid use among non-cancer patients presenting with acute abdominal pain (AAP) is unknown. The aim was to characterize opioid use, constipation, diagnoses, and risk factors for surgical diagnoses among non-cancer patients presenting with AAP to an emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed a retrospective, observational cohort study of all (n=16,121) adult patients (88% from MN, IA and WI) presenting during 2014 with AAP...
December 25, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011998/can-balneotherapy-improve-the-bowel-motility-in-chronically-constipated-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients
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Taner Dandinoglu, Ozgur Dandin, Tuncer Ergin, Deniz Tihan, Yasam Kemal Akpak, Oguz Ugur Aydın, Uygar Teomete
Balneotherapy or spa therapy is usually known for different application forms of medicinal waters and its effects on the human body. Our purpose is to demonstrate the effect of balneotherapy on gastrointestinal motility. A total of 35 patients who were treated for osteoarthritis with balneotherapy from November 2013 through March 2015 at our hospital had a consultation at the general surgery for constipation and defecation disorders. Patients followed by constipation scores, short-form health survey (SF-12), and a colonic transit time (CTT) study before and after balneotherapy were included in this study, and the data of the patients were analyzed retrospectively...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000188/-role-of-transumbilical-single-port-laparoscopic-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-intractable-constipation
#14
Wenjing Gong, Yajun Jiang
With the development of laparoscopic technique, single port laparoscopic technique application is more and more common, further achieving the ideal effect without abdominal scar. Efficacy of colectomy by transumbilical single port laparoscopic surgery in treating patients with chronic intractable constipation was satisfactory in our hospital during the past two years. This paper mainly introduces the role and development of single port laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of chronic intractable constipation...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000185/-standardization-and-implementation-of-operation-for-slow-transit-constipation
#15
Zhongcheng Huang
Slow transit constipation (STC) is one kind of chronic constipation. Medical treatment is adopted by most patients, but many patients do not respond to conservative treatment and require surgical intervention. There are several problems in clinical paratice, including non-rigorous patient selection, less standard preoperative assessment, less standard operation or insufficient post operative treatments and follow-up, which may lead to the overtreatment or serious complications. As the changes of living habits and diet, the incidence of STC increases gradually...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000184/-to-improve-the-surgical-outcome-of-chronic-constipation-from-bed-to-the-bench
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Weidong Tong, Li Wang
The prevalence of chronic constipation is about 16% in adults, and increases with age, especially after 60 years old. Usually, surgical intervention is recommended to patients with long standing intractable constipation, who have undergone various conservative therapies. Lots of surgical procedures have been reported for different kinds of constipation, including slow transit, outlet obstruction, etc. For slow transit constipation, total or subtotal colectomy is commonly used. Merely for the internal rectal prolapse, at least 10 procedures are commonly adopted in clinic...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000183/-operation-key-points-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-jinling-procedure-for-mixed-refractory-constipation
#17
Jun Jiang, Qiyi Chen
For chronic transit constipation (STC), surgery should be considered when all pharmacological interventions, biofeedback, and sacral nerve stimulation failed to relieve severe symptoms. Chronic functional constipation can be subdivided into three subtypes: colonic slow-transit constipation, outlet obstruction and mixed refractory constipation. The pathological changes of colonic slow transit and outlet obstruction constipation can influence each other. Mixed refractory constipation accounts for 90.2% of chronic constipation...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000181/-application-of-roman-iiii-criteria-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-constipation
#18
Xiucai Fang
In Rome IIII( diagnostic system, disorders associated with chronic constipation include functional constipation, opioid-induced constipation, irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation and functional defecation disorders, each disorder has the relative characteristics of clinical manifestations and underlying pathophysiology. Rome IIII( committee modified the diagnostic criteria based on current research achievements, and recommended to make the diagnosis of functional constipation disorders with minimal laboratory test and with indications for colonoscopy and pathophysiological tests...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994619/some-risk-factors-of-chronic-functional-constipation-identified-in-a-pediatric-population-sample-from-romania
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Claudia Olaru, Smaranda Diaconescu, Laura Trandafir, Nicoleta Gimiga, Gabriela Stefanescu, Gabriela Ciubotariu, Marin Burlea
We conducted an observational study over a 1-year period, including 234 children aged 4-18 years and their caregivers and a matching control group. 60.73% of the children from the study group were males. Average age for the onset of constipation was 26.39 months. The frequency of defecation was 1/4.59 days (1/1.13 days in the control group). 38.49% of the patients in the sample group had a positive family history of functional constipation. The majority of children with functional constipation come from single-parent families, are raised by relatives, or come from orphanages...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992925/in-chronic-severe-functional-constipation-electroacupuncture-increased-complete-spontaneous-bowel-movements
#20
Subhankar Chakraborty, Adil E Bharucha
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December 20, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
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