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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646815/integrative-treatment-of-chronic-abdominal-bloating-and-pain-associated-with-overgrowth-of-small-intestinal-bacteria-a-case-report
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Laura Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth Rice, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is commonly defined as an increased number of bacteria and/or an abnormal type of bacteria in the small intestine. Conventional treatment for SIBO is typically focused on antibiotics to eradicate the bacterial overgrowth. Numerous studies have demonstrated the antimicrobial activity of herbs, and a diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) has been shown to enhance antibiotic therapy. Objective • The current case study intended to evaluate the benefits of an alternative, multifaceted approach-including botanical and homeopathic therapies in conjunction with a low-FODMAP diet-in the treatment of SIBO and its associated symptoms...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643273/chronic-constipation-in-rome-iv-era-the-indian-perspective
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REVIEW
Uday C Ghoshal
Chronic constipation (CC) is a common problem in the community and in gastroenterology practice all over the world including India. After release of Rome IV guidelines in April 2016, there is increasing interest among gastroenterologists and physicians in India to look into special issues on CC in the Indian perspective. There are important differences in the bowel habit, definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology including dietary factors and management of CC in India as compared to the West. As severity and frequency of abdominal pain, a symptom essential to diagnose constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) rather than functional constipation (FC), is less common among Indian patients, FC is commoner than IBS-C in India...
June 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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/28630049/comparison-of-electroacupuncture-and-medical-treatment-for-functional-constipation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Sheng-Li Zhou, Xiu-Lai Zhang, Jing-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) relative to conventional medication in functional constipation (FC). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis SETTING: To be included, studies needed to: (1) have been randomised controlled trials; (2) have recruited adult patients diagnosed with FC according to the Rome II/III criteria or the American Gastroenterological Association guideline for chronic FC; and (3) have randomised patients to be treated with EA or anti-constipation medication...
June 19, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629768/does-the-duration-of-symptoms-of-anal-fissure-impact-its-response-to-conservative-treatment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sameh Hany Emile, Hesham Elgendy, Hossam Elfeki, Alaa Magdy, Ahmed Aly Abdelmawla, Mahmoud Abdelnaby, Wael Khafagy
BACKGROUND: Conservative treatment is the first line of treatment for anal fissure. The current study aimed to evaluate the impact of symptom duration on the response of anal fissure to conservative treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on sixty patients with acute or chronic anal fissure who were treated conservatively with bulking agents, Sitz baths, and topical glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) 0.2%. Pain and constipation were assessed prior to treatment and at 6 weeks after therapy using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Wexner constipation score...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626504/comparing-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-among-medicaid-insured-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain-with-and-without-opioid-induced-constipation-a-retrospective-analysis
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Tope Olufade, Amanda M Kong, Nicole Princic, Paul Juneau, Rucha Kulkarni, Kui Zhang, Catherine Datto
BACKGROUND: Constipation is a common adverse effect of opioid use and has been associated with increased healthcare utilization and costs among patients receiving opioids for pain management. OBJECTIVE: To compare the healthcare utilization and costs of Medicaid patients with chronic noncancer pain with and without constipation who were receiving opioids. METHODS: This retrospective, claims-based study was conducted using data from the Truven Health MarketScan Medicaid Multi-State database...
April 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611554/giant-fecalith-causing-near-intestinal-obstruction-and-rectal-ischemia
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Sofia Nigar, Tagore Sunkara, Andrea Culliford, Vinaya Gaduputi
Fecal impaction if left untreated can lead to the hardening of stools and the formation of fecalith. Fecaliths rarely cause serious complications and are usually managed conservatively. We present this rare case of a giant fecalith causing near obstruction in an institutionalized paraplegic patient at high risk for chronic constipation and fecal impaction. This case was also unusual for causing ischemic pressure necrosis in the rectum, thereby highlighting the possible serious complications of fecalith.
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598064/emphysematous-gastritis-with-air-in-portal-venous-system
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Omesh Goyal, Ajesh Bansal, Prerna Goyal
Emphysematous gastritis is a rare but severe form of phlegmonous gastritis caused by gastric mucosal disruption and infection of stomach wall by gas-forming bacteria. Ingestion of corrosive substances is the most common predisposing factor, followed by alcohol abuse, abdominal surgery, diabetes and immunosuppression. Patients usually present with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and/or gastro-intestinal hemorrhage. Characteristic radiological findings include presence of gas in the gastric wall...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597312/-management-of-chronic-pain-using-extended-release-tilidine-quality-of-life-and-implication-of-comedication-on-tilidine-metabolism
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C Wolfert, M Merbach, G Stammler, O Emrich, A M Meid, J Burhenne, A Blank, G Mikus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The synthetic opioid tilidine is often used in chronic pain treatment. However, the activation via metabolism in patients with concomitant medication and reduced liver or kidney function is not thoroughly investigated. We therefore studied pain treatment efficacy, health-related quality of live and the metabolism of tilidine in patients with chronic pain. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In all, 48 patients, who were on a stable dose of oral prolonged release tilidine for at least 7 days, were included in this observational multicenter study...
June 8, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595430/sustained-effects-of-acupuncture-in-treatment-of-chronic-constipation
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EDITORIAL
Stephanie C Tjen-A-Looi, Liang-Wu Fu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594580/the-management-of-hard-to-prepare-colonoscopy-patients
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Daniele Mandolesi, Leonardo Frazzoni, Franco Bazzoli, Lorenzo Fuccio
Effective bowel cleansing is crucial for high quality colonoscopy. A notable portion of patients still present with low quality bowel preparation prior to their colonoscopy, compromising the overall quality of their colonoscopy. Areas covered: This review focuses on the main strategies that can improve the cleansing quality with a special interest on those clinical conditions that have been associated with a poor bowel preparation quality, such as patients with chronic constipation, history of bowel resection, liver cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease...
June 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592587/linaclotide-activates-guanylate-cyclase-c-cgmp-protein-kinase-ii-dependent-trafficking-of-cftr-in-the-intestine
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Md Kaimul Ahsan, Boris Tchernychev, Marco M Kessler, Robert M Solinga, David Arthur, Cristina I Linde, Inmaculada Silos-Santiago, Gerhard Hannig, Nadia A Ameen
The transmembrane receptor guanylyl cyclase-C (GC-C), expressed on enterocytes along the intestine, is the molecular target of the GC-C agonist peptide linaclotide, an FDA-approved drug for treatment of adult patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation. Polarized human colonic intestinal cells (T84, CaCo-2BBe) rat and human intestinal tissues were employed to examine cellular signaling and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)-trafficking pathways activated by linaclotide using confocal microscopy, in vivo surface biotinylation, and protein kinase-II (PKG-II) activity assays...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592440/rome-foundation-asian-working-team-report-asian-functional-gastrointestinal-disorder-symptom-clusters
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Kewin Tien Ho Siah, Xiaorong Gong, Xi Jessie Yang, William E Whitehead, Minhu Chen, Xiaohua Hou, Nitesh Pratap, Uday C Ghoshal, Ari F Syam, Murdani Abdullah, Myung-Gyu Choi, Young-Tae Bak, Ching-Liang Lu, Sutep Gonlachanvit, Chua Seng Boon, Fan Fang, Pui Kuan Cheong, Justin C Y Wu, Kok-Ann Gwee
OBJECTIVE: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are diagnosed by the presence of a characteristic set of symptoms. However, the current criteria-based diagnostic approach is to some extent subjective and largely derived from observations in English-speaking Western patients. We aimed to identify latent symptom clusters in Asian patients with FGID. DESIGN: 1805 consecutive unselected patients with FGID who presented for primary or secondary care to 11 centres across Asia completed a cultural and linguistic adaptation of the Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire that was translated to the local languages...
June 7, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591244/influence-of-drinking-a-probiotic-fermented-milk-beverage-containing-bifidobacterium-animalis-on-the-symptoms-of-constipation
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Thaís Rodrigues Moreira, Daiane Leonhardt, Simara Rufatto Conde
BACKGROUND: Constipation is a chronic problem in many patients all over the world. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate the effect of consumption of a probiotic fermented milk beverage containing Bifidobacterium animalis on the symptoms of constipation. METHODS: - This randomized, double-blind controlled trial included 49 female patients aged 20 to 50 years and diagnosed with constipation according to the ROME III criteria (Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders) and the Bristol Stool Form Scale...
May 25, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589064/assessment-and-improvement-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Aamina Majid, Bushra Z Sayeed, Maryam Khan, Murk Lakhani, Mariam M Saleem, Hina Rajani, Priyanka Ramesh, Nauman Hashmani, Muneeba Zia, Husnain Abid, Bushra Majid, Momal Jamali, Kinza Murtaza, Aneeqa Kamal, Maryam Hussain
INTRODUCTION: We compared the pre and post-treatment quality of life in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients and identified factors that could improve the quality of life in such patients.   Methods: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) questionnaire was administered to 84 patients' pre and post-treatment. Patients who had non-metastatic, measurable, and untreated HNCs were invited, provided that their age was below 80 years...
May 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588875/management-of-chronic-constipation-in-adults
#16
REVIEW
K Krogh, G Chiarioni, W Whitehead
Chronic constipation (CC) is an extremely common condition with an estimated prevalence of up to 24%. Most patients with CC should be treated in primary care. Changes in lifestyle, including increased intake of dietary fibre, fluid, and exercise, should be attempted in most patients. Osmotic or stimulant laxatives are indicated if there are insufficient effects of lifestyle changes. Prokinetics and secretagogues should be restricted to those not responding to basic treatment. Anorectal physiology tests and assessment of colorectal transit time are indicated if medical treatment fails or if symptoms indicate severely obstructed defecation...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588191/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-new-smartphone-controlled-vibrating-capsule-on-defecation-in-beagles
#17
Jin Yu, Yang-Yang Qian, Chao-Hui He, Shu-Guang Zhu, An-Jing Zhao, Qian-Qian Zhu, Cheng-Wei Shao, Tie-Gong Wang, Yang Wang, Gui-Ling Ding, Zhuan Liao, Zhao-Shen Li
Constipation, mainly manifesting as abdominal discomfort and painful defecation, is considered as a chronic disorder. Due to a lack of effective therapy, it imposes a significant economic burden and greatly impacts patients' quality of life which prompt searches for new, original approaches. Based on the research of vibrating capsule (VC) carried out by Ron et al., we investigated the safety and efficacy of an innovative, multi-mode VC in terms of its effect on defecation in animal studies. The parameters associated with different operation modes of VCs can be detected and adjusted by smartphone controlled external configuration device (ECD)...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585105/physical-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-pelvic-floor-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Alex Arnouk, Elise De, Alexandra Rehfuss, Carin Cappadocia, Samantha Dickson, Fei Lian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study was to catalog the most recent available literature regarding the use of conservative measures in treatment of pelvic floor disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Pelvic floor disorders encompass abnormalities of urination, defecation, sexual function, pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pain, and can have significant quality of life implications for patients. Current guidelines recommend behavioral modifications and conservative treatments as first-line therapy for pelvic floor disorders...
June 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576452/naldemedine-versus-placebo-for-opioid-induced-constipation-compose-1-and-compose-2-two-multicentre-phase-3-double-blind-randomised-parallel-group-trials
#19
Martin Hale, James Wild, Jyotsna Reddy, Tadaaki Yamada, Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Opioid-induced constipation is a frequent side-effect of opioid treatment, and standard interventions have limited or inconsistent efficacy. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of naldemedine, a peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonist, for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in patients with chronic non-cancer pain. METHODS: We report two double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trials in adults with chronic non-cancer pain and opioid-induced constipation...
May 30, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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
#20
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
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