SEGMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF COLONIC TRANSIT STUDIES: AN INDICATOR OF EVACUATORY DISORDERS?
- Impaired Colonic Motor Response to Eating in Patients with Slow-Transit Constipation. Bassotti, Gabrio; Imbimbo, Bruno Pietro; Betti, Cesare; Dozzini, Giuliano; Morelli, Antonio // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1992, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p504
Because little is known about the pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for chronic idiopathic constipation, we studied colon motor response to eating, one of the most physiological and reproducible stimuli, in clinically homogeneous group of severely constipated subjects. Fifteen patients...
- Colonic Transit "Wait NOT Weight". McLaren, Chris // Gamma Gazette;Mar2011, Issue 1, p38
Investigations on children with constipation are becoming more common in our institution. The nuclear medicine Colonic Transit Study (CTS) is a painless investigation requiring only some cooperation and a series of images to acquire the data. It may be performed with technetium-colloid over 2...
- Gender differences in reduced substance P (SP) in children with slow-transit constipation. Yik, Yee; Farmer, Pamela; King, Sebastian; Chow, C.; Hutson, John; Southwell, Bridget // Pediatric Surgery International;Jul2011, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p699
Purpose: Adult slow-transit constipation (STC) occurs predominantly in females and is associated with low numbers of substance P (SP)-containing nerves in colonic circular muscle. Aim: To determine if reduced SP nerves is female predominant in paediatric STC. Methods: Children with STC were...
- Virtual colonoscopy--joyous reality! E.B. // Medical Update;May95, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p3
Reports on David Vining's development of a technique to view the inside of the colon without putting anything into it except air. Use of spiral computer-assisted tomography; Processing of the spiral CT data into three-dimensional images on the computer screen; Sigmoidoscopy.
- The importance of proper preparation for colonoscopy. // Medical Update;Sep99, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p2
Discusses the importance of proper preparation for colonoscopy, a medical examination of colon for precancerous polyps or any suspicious abnormality.
- Will it hurt, doctor? Factors predicting patients' experience of pain during double contrast examination of the colon. Steine, Siri // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/10/93, Vol. 307 Issue 6896, p100
Investigates the factors predicting the pain experience by patient during double contrast examination of the colon in Oslo, Norway. Importance of informing patients of the need for a clean colon; Discomfort during colon preparation; Degree of pain in the multivariate analysis.
- Colonoscopy: The Truth About the Test. Raymond, Joan // Town & Country;Oct2007, Vol. 161 Issue 5329, p134
The article offers information on colonoscopy.
- sigmoidoscope. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2126
A definition of the medical term "sigmoidoscope," which refers to a tubular speculum for examination of the sigmoid colon and the rectum, is presented.
- Colonscopy. Leslis, A.; Steele, R.J.C. // Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh;Apr2002, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p502
Describes key steps in performing colonoscopy. Indications for colonoscopy; Colonic symptoms; Preparation for colonoscopy; Use of video colonoscope.