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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801825/intractable-constipation-in-the-elderly
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Noemi Baffy, Amy E Foxx-Orenstein, Lucinda A Harris, Susan Sterler
Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder disproportionately affecting the elderly. Immobility, polypharmacy, and physiologic changes contribute to its increased prevalence in this population. Unidentified and undertreated constipation leads to a significant negative impact on quality of life and an increase in healthcare spending. Careful physical examination and exploration of the clinical history can unmask primary and secondary forms of constipation, guiding diagnostic and therapeutic considerations...
August 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766982/serum-met-5-enkephalin-levels-are-reduced-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-restored-by-low-dose-naltrexone
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Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin
Low-dose naltrexone is a widely used off-label therapeutic prescribed for a variety of immune-related disorders. The mechanism underlying low-dose naltrexone's efficacy for fatigue, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis is, in part, intermittent blockade of opioid receptors followed by upregulation of endogenous opioids. Short, intermittent blockade by naltrexone specifically blocks the opioid growth factor receptor resulting in biofeedback events that increase production of the endogenous opioid growth factor (OGF) (chemically termed [Met(5)]-enkephalin) facilitating interactions between opioid growth factor and opioid growth factor receptor that ultimately, result in inhibited cell proliferation...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763566/metabolites-and-microbial-composition-of-stool-of-women-with-fecal-incontinence-study-design-and-methods
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Lily A Arya, Holly E Richter, Eric Jelovsek, Marie Gantz, Sara Cichowski, Halina Zyczynski, Keisha Dyer, Nazema Siddiqui, Cassandra Carberry, Corey Broeckling, Casey Morrow, Purna Kashyap, Susie Meikle
AIMS: This paper aims to report the rationale, design, and the specific methodology of an ongoing nested observational study that will determine the association of the metabolite and microbial composition of stool with fecal incontinence (FI). METHODS: Eligible cases are participants with FI enrolled in the Controlling Anal Incontinence in women by Performing Anal Exercises with Biofeedback or Loperamide (CAPABLe) trial, a Pelvic Floor Disorders Network trial across eight clinical centers in the United States...
August 1, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761991/biofeedback-aided-relaxation-training-helps-emotional-disturbances-in-undergraduate-students-before-examination
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Zahra Gholami Tahsini, Shahrokh Makvand Hosseini, Farahnaz Kianersi, Shahrzad Rashn, Elahe Majdara
The main aim of the present research was to determine the effectiveness of biofeedback-aided relaxation training (BFRT) for alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress for undergraduate students as they prepared for their final examinations. In a randomized controlled trial design, 29 male and female students, with heightened levels of depression, anxiety and stress scores on the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale, were chosen and randomly assigned to BFRT or a no-treatment control condition...
July 31, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748384/the-more-vivid-the-imagination-the-better-the-role-of-the-vividness-of-imagination-in-vasoconstriction-training-and-vasodilatation-training
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Julia E Graef, Winfried Rief, Yvonne Nestoriuc, Cornelia Weise
Blood volume pulse biofeedback represents an effective non-pharmacological treatment for migraine. However, the underlying mechanisms of blood volume pulse biofeedback are still unclear. This study investigated the influence of vividness of imagination, private body consciousness, perfectionism, and general self-efficacy on physiological (blood volume pulse amplitude) and psychological (session performance rated by participants and by trainers) success. Changes in skin conductance and skin temperature indicating habituation to training context were examined...
July 26, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726973/heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-stress-relief-program-for-depression-a-replicated-single-subject-design
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Bregje M A Hartogs, Agna Bartels-Velthuis, Karen Van der Ploeg, Elske H Bos
BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders often have a chronic course and the efficacy of evidence-based treatments may be overestimated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of the Heart Rate Variability Stress Reduction Program (SRP) as a supplement to standard treatment in patients with depressive disorders. METHODS: The SRP was individually administered in eight weekly sessions. Seven participants completed the full protocol and were enrolled in a single-subject ABA multiple baseline experimental design...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715554/variable-practice-to-enhance-speech-learning-in-ultrasound-biofeedback-treatment-for-childhood-apraxia-of-speech-a-single-case-experimental-study
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Jonathan L Preston, Megan C Leece, Kerry McNamara, Edwin Maas
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of practice variability, through prosodic variation during speech sound training, in biofeedback treatment for children with childhood apraxia of speech. It was hypothesized that variable practice would facilitate speech sound learning. Method: Six children ages 8-16 years with persisting speech sound errors due to childhood apraxia of speech participated in a single-subject experimental design. For each participant, 2 speech sound targets were treated with ultrasound visual feedback training: one with prosodic variation (i...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705783/correction-of-abdominal-distension-by-biofeedback-guided-control-of-abdomino-thoracic-muscular-activity-in-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth Barba, Anna Accarino, Fernando Azpiroz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Abdominal distension is produced by abnormal somatic postural tone; we developed an original biofeedback technique based on electromyography-guided control of abdomino-thoracic muscular activity. We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled study demonstrate the superiority of biofeedback to placebo for the treatment of abdominal distension. METHODS: At a referral center in Spain, we enrolled consecutive patients with visible abdominal distension who fulfilled the Rome III criteria for functional intestinal disorders (47 women, 1 man; 21-74 yrs old); 2 patients assigned to the placebo group withdrew and 2 patients assigned to biofeedback were not valid for analysis...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686982/efficacy-of-biofeedback-on-quality-of-life-in-stages-i-and-ii-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-pilot-study
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Tannaz Ahadi, Neda Taghvadoost, Soheila Aminimoghaddam, Bijan Forogh, Roxana Bazazbehbahani, Gholam Reza Raissi
OBJECTIVES: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a prevalent disorder which seriously affects the sufferer's quality of life. The main goal of this study was to evaluate biofeedback impact on quality of life in women with mild to moderate POP. STUDY DESIGN: 40 females in stages I and II POP were allocated into 2 groups. One group received pelvic floor muscle exercise and lifestyle advice in addition to biofeedback twice a week for 4 weeks, while the other received a lifestyle advice sheet and pelvic floor muscle exercise without biofeedback...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673794/giggle-incontinence-evolution-of-concept-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Bridget Linehan Logan, Samantha Blais
BACKGROUND: Giggle incontinence is a sudden and involuntary episode of urinary incontinence that is provoked by an episode of laughter. Decades of case studies and small research studies have formed the basis of what is known about giggle incontinence; however, much remains unknown about this type of incontinence, leaving the recommendations for clinical management somewhat unguided. METHODS: A systematic review of 22 articles on the topic of "giggle incontinence" and related terms was conducted, including all published articles and commentaries since the term was first seen in print in 1959...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660663/review-article-dyssynergic-defaecation-and-biofeedback-therapy-in-the-pathophysiology-and-management-of-functional-constipation
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G R Skardoon, A J Khera, A V Emmanuel, R E Burgell
BACKGROUND: Functional constipation is a common clinical presentation in primary care. Functional defaecation disorders are defined as the paradoxical contraction or inadequate relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles during attempted defaecation (dyssynergic defaecation) and/or inadequate propulsive forces during attempted defaecation. Prompt diagnosis and management of dyssynergic defaecation is hindered by uncertainty regarding nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology and efficacy of management options such as biofeedback therapy...
August 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655050/enhancing-intervention-for-residual-rhotic-errors-via-app-delivered-biofeedback-a-case-study
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Tara McAllister Byun, Heather Campbell, Helen Carey, Wendy Liang, Tae Hong Park, Mario Svirsky
Purpose: Recent research suggests that visual-acoustic biofeedback can be an effective treatment for residual speech errors, but adoption remains limited due to barriers including high cost and lack of familiarity with the technology. This case study reports results from the first participant to complete a course of visual-acoustic biofeedback using a not-for-profit iOS app, Speech Therapist's App for /r/ Treatment. Method: App-based biofeedback treatment for rhotic misarticulation was provided in weekly 30-min sessions for 20 weeks...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648880/animated-versus-non-animated-biofeedback-therapy-for-dysfunctional-voiding-treatment-does-it-change-the-outcome
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Tayfun Oktar, M İrfan Dönmez, Ünsal Özkuvancı, Haluk Ander, Orhan Ziylan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of animated vs. non-animated biofeedback therapy in the treatment of dysfunctional voiding (DV) in the pediatric age group. METHODS: In this study, children with DV were randomly assigned for animated and non-animated biofeedback therapy. Age, voiding dysfunction symptom scores (VDSS), urinary ultrasound and uroflowmetry parameters such as electromyography (EMG) activity, voided volumes, post voiding residual urine volume (PVR) and maximum flow rate (Qmax) were evaluated...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647959/-re-treatments-of-recurrence-after-pelvic-floor-repair-surgery
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S X Fan, F M Wang, L S Lin, Y F Song
Objective: To analyze re-treatments of recurrence after the pelvic floor repair surgery. Methods: The protocol and the effect of re-treatments were investigated by reviewing and analyzing the clinical data of 81 recurrent patients (grade Ⅱ and above), who had received the pelvic floor repair surgery from January 2011 to January 2016. Pelvic organ prolapse quantitation system (POP-Q) and two questionnaires about quality of life [pelvic floor distress inventory-short form 20 (PFDI-20) and pelvic floor impact questionnaire short form (PFIQ-7)] were used to evaluate objective and subjective efficacy, respectively...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
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...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615755/role-of-electroencephalography-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-neuropsychiatric-border-zone-syndromes
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, A Asheeb, Santhosh Dash, Nikhil Retna, Karu Venkata Ravi Teja, Thomas Gregor Issac
Border zone disorders involve neurological disorders with psychiatric symptoms and signs as well as psychiatric disorders with soft neurological features. This becomes a cause for great diagnostic and therapeutic concerns. We, in this paper, analyzed some of the imitators such as epilepsy, dementia, some forms of encephalitis, and pure psychiatric diseases which produce problems in decision making due to soft neurological features and the utility of electroencephalography (EEG) as a simple diagnostic tool in differentiating some of these conditions from each other as well as the therapeutic role of EEG in some of these disorders...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595509/rehabilitation-for-individuals-with-genetic-degenerative-ataxia-a-systematic-review
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Sarah C Milne, Louise A Corben, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Martin B Delatycki, Eppie M Yiu
BACKGROUND: Treatment of genetic degenerative ataxia is currently based on symptom management and maintenance of function. However, utilization of rehabilitation is limited due to a lack of evidence supporting its efficacy. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review evaluated rehabilitation interventions for individuals with genetic degenerative ataxia. In addition, long-term outcomes from rehabilitation and optimal duration and intensity of rehabilitation were examined...
July 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588875/management-of-chronic-constipation-in-adults
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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/28585787/-home-training-as-a-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence-and-sphincter-dyssynergia
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G V Vivas Colmenares, M J Moya Jiménez, S Roldán Pérez, R Granero Cendón, J Vinuesa Salgueiro, M López Alonso
OBJECTIVE: The defecation disorders represents the 3% of consultations in pediatrics patients. Our goal was to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the reeducation of the defecation maneuver through home training in patients with encopresis and sphincter dyssynergia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study of patients with fecal incontinence treated with home training at our center between 2014-2015. Anorectal manometry was performed and was valued defecation maneuver by expulsion of rectal probe with or without the ball...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585105/physical-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-pelvic-floor-disorders
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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
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