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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914138/therapeutic-response-for-functional-abdominal-pain-in-children-with-occult-constipation-laxatives-versus-prokinetic-drugs
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Eun Kyo Ha, Homin Jang, Su Jin Jeong
The relationship between functional abdominal pain (FAP) and occult constipation (OC) in children who did not meet the Rome III criteria for constipation has rarely been reported. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of OC in patients with FAP and to compare the effectiveness of prokinetic drugs and laxatives for FAP and OC. Pediatric outpatients (n = 212; aged 4-15 years) who satisfied the Rome III criteria for childhood FAP were divided into 2 groups based on Leech scores: group 1 < 8; group 2 ≥ 8...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899172/identification-of-intestinal-ganglioneuromatosis-leads-to-early-diagnosis-of-men2b-role-of-rectal-biopsy
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Stefan Gfroerer, Till-Martin Theilen, Henning Fiegel, Patrick N Harter, Michel Mittelbronn, Udo Rolle
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Gastrointestinal symptoms are very common in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN2B) syndrome. Herein, we present a case of intestinal ganglioneuromatosis (IGN) in MEN2B syndrome and a systematic literature review with a special focus on gastrointestinal symptoms prior to the diagnosis of MEN2B. METHODS: Literature search was performed (years 1966-2015) using the "Pubmed" and "Scopus" databases. Search terms used were gastrointestinal, intestinal and MEN2B...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898211/response-to-lu-et-al-re-identifying-underlying-emotional-instability-and-utilizing-a-combined-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-childhood-constipation-and-encopresis-a-case-report
#3
Jamie L Davis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895411/reoperation-in-an-adult-female-with-right-sided-hirschsprung-s-disease-complicated-by-refractory-hypertension-and-cough
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Zhi-Jian Wei, Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is an intestinal malformation caused by the innate absence of ganglion cells in the neural plexus of the colorectal wall, and is most common in male infants. It is rare in adult, and is usually left-sided. Herein we reported based on the CARE guidelines a case of a 47-year-old adult female suffering from "right-sided" HD complicated by refractory hypertension and cough. The patient with a history of cesarean section and with digestive unfitness (abdominal pain, distention, and constipation) only since 20 years old had recurrence of HD after initial surgery due to the incomplete removal of the HD-affected bowel based on a diagnosis of "chronic ileus", leading to the relapse of the digestive symptoms and the emergence of some intractable circulatory and respiratory complications which could be hardly controlled by conservative treatment...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893275/re-identifying-underlying-emotional-instability-and-utilizing-a-combined-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-childhood-constipation-and-encopresis-a-case-report-by-jamie-l-davis-j-altern-complement-med-2016-22-489-492
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Hai Lu, Xuesong Ren, Zhimiao MuRong, Chunhong Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890312/variables-associated-with-loss-of-ileoanal-pouches-constructed-in-childhood
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Khaled Abdelaal, Bruce Jaffray
AIMS: To quantify the incidence of loss of an ileoanal pouch in children and to identify variables associated this event. METHODS: Logistic regression of possible explanatory variables: age, sex, indication for procto-colectomy, pre-operative continence status, use of immunosuppressive drugs, open or laparoscopic surgery, number of stages, anastomotic leak, operative complication excluding anastomotic leak, performance of revisional surgery, albumin concentration and platelet count at time of surgery, rank order in series...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870784/intussusception-with-cecal-cyst-as-lead-point-in-a-child
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Michelle Lai, Brian A Coakley, Eric M Webber, Ran D Goldman
Intussusception is a pediatric abdominal emergency in early childhood involving telescoping of 1 part of the bowel into another part. In most children, the condition is idiopathic with no identifiable lead point. Meckel diverticulum is the most common lead point, followed by polyps and duplication cysts. We describe a case of a boy with intussusception caused by a duplication cyst that was drawn retrograde through the ileocecal valve. The patient presented after a 3-month period of symptomatology and had been considered to have constipation before signs of intestinal obstruction developed...
November 19, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769855/acute-intermittent-porphyria-in-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Manisha Balwani, Preeti Singh, Anju Seth, Ekta Malik Debnath, Hetanshi Naik, Dana Doheny, Brenden Chen, Makiko Yasuda, Robert J Desnick
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP), an autosomal dominant inborn error of heme metabolism, typically presents in adulthood, most often in women in the reproductive age group. There are limited reports on the clinical presentation in children, and in contrast to the adults, most of the reported pediatric cases are male. While acute abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom in children, seizures are commonly seen and may precede the diagnosis of AIP. As an example, we report a 9year old developmentally normal pre-pubertal boy who presented with acute abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation followed by hyponatremia, seizures, weakness and neuropathy...
October 15, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732736/withdrawn-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-tes-for-treatment-of-constipation-in-children
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Ruey Terng Ng, Way Seah Lee, Hak Lee Ang, Kai Ming Teo, Yee Ian Yik, Nai Ming Lai
BACKGROUND: Childhood constipation is a common problem with substantial health, economic and emotional burdens. Existing therapeutic options, mainly pharmacological, are not consistently effective, and some are associated with adverse effects after prolonged use. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES), a non-pharmacological approach, is postulated to facilitate bowel movement by modulating the nerves of the large bowel via the application of electrical current transmitted through the abdominal wall...
October 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706882/evaluation-of-fecal-retention-via-ultrasonography-in-childhood
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Reiko Hatori, Takeshi Tomomasa, Takashi Ishige, Maiko Tatsuki, Hirokazu Arakawa
BACKGROUND: To assess the usefulness of rectal diameter measurement via ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool for fecal retention in children. METHODS: One hundred children (median age: 5.0 years), consisting of 80 with functional constipation and 20 without constipation, participated in the study. All patients underwent physical examination that included digital rectal examination. Forty-five children underwent ultrasonography in three differential planes: transection above the symphysis, under the ischial spine, and at the bladder neck...
October 5, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650174/effectiveness-of-pelvic-physiotherapy-in-children-with-functional-constipation-compared-with-standard-medical-care
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Marieke L van Engelenburg-van Lonkhuyzen, Esther M J Bols, Marc A Benninga, Wim A Verwijs, Rob A de Bie
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Functional constipation (FC) is a common childhood problem often related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. We compared the effectiveness of pelvic physiotherapy (PPT) vs standard medical care (SMC) in children with FC. METHODS: We performed a multicenter randomized controlled trial of 53 children (age, 5-16 y) with FC according to the Rome III criteria, at hospitals in The Netherlands from December 2009 to May 2014. Group allocation was concealed using a central computer system...
September 17, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602240/intestinal-neuronal-dysplasia-type-b-a-still-little-known-diagnosis-for-organic-causes-of-intestinal-chronic-constipation
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REVIEW
Pedro Luiz Toledo de Arruda Lourenção, Simone Antunes Terra, Erika Veruska Paiva Ortolan, Maria Aparecida Marchesan Rodrigues
Intestinal neuronal dysplasia type B (IND-B) is a controversial entity among the gastrointestinal neuromuscular disorders. It may occur alone or associated with other neuropathies, such as Hirschsprung's disease (HD). Chronic constipation is the most common clinical manifestation of patients. IND-B primarily affects young children and mimics HD, but has its own histopathologic features characterized mainly by hyperplasia of the submucosal nerve plexus. Thus, IND-B should be included in the differential diagnoses of organic causes of constipation...
August 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570423/childhood-constipation-as-an-emerging-public-health-problem
#14
REVIEW
Shaman Rajindrajith, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Bonaventure Jayasiri Crispus Perera, Marc Alexander Benninga
Functional constipation (FC) is a significant health problem in children and contrary to common belief, has serious ramifications on the lives of children and their families. It is defined by the Rome criteria which encourage the use of multiple clinical features for diagnosis. FC in children has a high prevalence (0.7%-29%) worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. Biopsychosocial risk factors such as psychological stress, poor dietary habits, obesity and child maltreatment are commonly identified predisposing factors for FC...
August 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531591/osmotic-and-stimulant-laxatives-for-the-management-of-childhood-constipation
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REVIEW
Morris Gordon, John K MacDonald, Claire E Parker, Anthony K Akobeng, Adrian G Thomas
BACKGROUND: Constipation within childhood is an extremely common problem. Despite the widespread use of osmotic and stimulant laxatives by health professionals to manage constipation in children, there has been a long standing paucity of high quality evidence to support this practice. OBJECTIVES: We set out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of osmotic and stimulant laxatives used to treat functional childhood constipation. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Trials Register from inception to 10 March 2016...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510679/isolated-ileal-ganglioneuromatosis-in-an-11-year-old-boy-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Subhashis Mitra, Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Hema Chakraborty
Ganglioneuromatous proliferation in the gastrointestinal tract is a rare occurrence and is usually associated with specific syndrome complexes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 2B or von Recklinghausen's disease. We report here a case of diffuse intestinal ganglioneuromatosis, presenting as intestinal obstruction and chronic constipation in an 11-year-old boy. Sporadic cases of intestinal ganglioneuromatosis in the absence of any systemic manifestations are a very rare cause of enteric motility disorders in childhood, and we discuss the pathological and clinical significance of this finding...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449075/pediatrician-s-knowledge-on-the-approach-of-functional-constipation
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Mario C Vieira, Isadora Carolina Krueger Negrelle, Karla Ulaf Webber, Marjorie Gosdal, Sabine Krüger Truppel, Solena Ziemer Kusma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the pediatrician's knowledge regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of childhood functional constipation. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed with the application of a self-administered questionnaire concerning a hypothetical clinical case of childhood functional constipation with fecal incontinence to physicians (n=297) randomly interviewed at the 36th Brazilian Congress of Pediatrics in 2013. RESULTS: The majority of the participants were females, the mean age was 44...
June 17, 2016: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423188/pharmacological-interventions-on-early-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Silvia Salvatore, Salvatore Barberi, Osvaldo Borrelli, Annamaria Castellazzi, Dora Di Mauro, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Mattia Doria, Ruggiero Francavilla, Massimo Landi, Alberto Martelli, Vito Leonardo Miniello, Giovanni Simeone, Elvira Verduci, Carmen Verga, Maria Assunta Zanetti, Annamaria Staiano
BACKGROUND: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms without structural or biochemical abnormalities. FGIDs are multifactorial conditions with different pathophysiologic mechanisms including altered motility, visceral hyperalgesia, brain-gut disturbance, genetic, environmental and psychological factors. Although in most cases gastrointestinal symptoms are transient and with spontaneous resolution in infancy multiple dietary changes and pharmacological therapy are often started despite a lack of evidence-based data...
July 16, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403609/constipation-and-constipation-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-comparative-study-using-rome-iii-criteria
#19
Shaman Rajindrajith, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Marc Alexander Benninga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare functional constipation (FC) and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) in adolescents. METHOD: A school based survey was conducted involving adolescents aged 13-18 years. A set of validated questionnaires including Rome III questionnaire for functional gastrointestinal disorders in children/adolescents, somatization inventory, quality of life inventory, and childhood traumatic events inventory were used for data collection...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403312/characteristics-of-chronic-megacolon-among-patients-diagnosed-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b
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Denys Gibbons, Michael Camilleri, Alfred D Nelson, Deborah Eckert
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal symptoms are frequent in multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) 2B and may be related to megacolon. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to review the clinical features of patients with MEN 2B, particularly megacolon. METHODS: We used natural language processing of electronic medical records of Mayo Clinic patients over 20 years: Eight patients with definite MEN 2B were identified; of these, four had megacolon...
June 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
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