BIOFEEDBACK, NOT LAXATIVES, IMPROVES SYMPTOMS, TRANSIT AND AUTONOMIC TONE IN FUNCTIONAL CONSTIPATION
- Slow transit constipation: more than one disease? Pehl, C.; Schmidt, T.; Schepp, W. // Gut;Oct2002, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p610
Comments on the article by Emmanuel and Kamm on the response of behaviorial treatment, biofeedback in constipated patients. Improvement of slow transit constipation by biofeedback with the normalization of the slow transit in symptomatic responders; Disturbances of esophageal motility, gastric...
- Biofeedback is an effective treatment for patients with dyssynergic defaecation. Koh, Dennis; Jit-Fong Lim; Hak-Mien Quah; Choong-Leong Tang // Singapore Medical Journal;2012 Jun, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p381
INTRODUCTION Constipation is a common affliction affecting the general population, with dyssynergic defaecation accounting for a large proportion of tertiary referrals. We sought to review the results of our patients with dyssynergic defaecation treated with biofeedback therapy in order to...
- Biofeedback as a disease management adjunct. Bindler, Paul R.; Shapiro, Rashi // Behavioral Health Management;Sep/Oct96, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p22
Describes biofeedback used in behavioral disease therapy. Integration with a cognitive-behavioral therapy program for anxiety and psychophysiological disorders; Effects on heightened physiological arousal associated with anxiety; Development of strategies for self-regulation.
- Biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction in constipation. Bassotti, G; Chistolini, F; Sietchiping-Nzepa, F; de Roberto, G; Morelli, A; Chiarioni, G // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/14/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7436, p393
Reports on how biofeedback training is used as an alternative treatment for pelvic floor dyssynergia in constipation. How an investigation of radiology, manometry, and electromyography can indicate symptoms of constipation; Consideration of how high dietary fiber and laxatives are usually...
- Prevention and management of constipation in adults. Collins, Brigitte Rosemarie; O’Brien, Lorraine // Nursing Standard;4/8/2015, Vol. 29 Issue 32, p49
Constipation is a common, often chronic, condition that is a health concern for providers of care. The condition can be distressing and although seldom life-threatening can lead to patient discomfort and debilitating effects on patients' quality of life. Initial management of chronic...
- The management of constipation in adults. Gardiner, Angela; Hilton, Andrea // Nurse Prescribing;Mar2014, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p128
Definitions of constipation vary, but in general are related to straining at stool, reduced frequency of defecation and/or a sensation of incomplete bowel emptying. These definitions are reflective of the effectiveness of colonic transit (movement of contents around the large bowel) and...
- Constipation: How to Find Relief Without Laxatives. Broihier, Kitty // Environmental Nutrition;Sep99, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p2
Part I. Offers suggestions for relieving constipation without the use of laxatives. INSET: Be Cautious With Herbal Remedies.
- Relief for Irregularity: Sorting Out Which Laxatives Are Safe. Bergeron, Emily // Environmental Nutrition;Feb2003, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p2
Focuses on the effectiveness of laxatives in preventing constipation. Common active ingredients found in various over-the-counter laxatives; Factors triggering the natural bowel function of the body; Diseases associated with the chronic use of strong laxatives.
- Poor quality evidence to support the use of biofeedback for the treatment of functional constipation in adults. Wald, Arnold // Evidence Based Nursing;Apr2015, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p55
The article talks about a systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of biofeedback for treating functional constipation in adults. Topics include the Cochrane process, the abnormalities of defaecation, and using biofeedback for chronic constipation that is unresponsive to conservative and...