PELVIC TRAUMA AND RECTOCELES: DO THEY CAUSE SEVERE CONSTIPATION?
- In Patients With Slow Transit Constipation, the Pattern of Colonic Transit Delay Does Not Differentiate Between Those With and Without Impaired Rectal Evacuation. Zarate, Natalie; Knowles, Charlie H.; Newell, Margaret; Garvie, Neil W.; Gladman, Marc A.; Lunniss, Peter J.; Scott, S. Mark // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb2008, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p427
BACKGROUND: Severe constipation may be subclassified on the basis of speed of colonic transit and efficacy of rectal evacuation. It is hypothesized that rectal evacuatory disorder (RED) may be associated with a secondary transit delay. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether scintigraphy can...
- Standard medical therapies do not alter colonic transit time in children with treatment-resistant slow-transit constipation. Clarke, Melanie C. C.; Chase, Janet W.; Gibb, Susie; Catto-Smith, Anthony G.; M.Hutson, John; Southwell, Bridget R. // Pediatric Surgery International;Jun2009, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p473
Slow transit constipation (STC) is a form of chronic constipation characterised by prolonged passage of faecal matter through the colon. It is diagnosed by demonstrating delayed colonic transit on gastrointestinal transit studies. Traditionally, radio-opaque marker studies are performed....
- Assessment of Constipation in Long-Term Care Residents. // American Family Physician;2/1/1995, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p515
Cites a study published in the September 1994 issue of the `Journal of the American Geriatrics Society' on the assessment of constipation in long-term resident care patients in the United States. Prevalence of self-reported constipation; Comparison of self reports with nursing assessments of...
- Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Oct97, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p6
Examines the health aspects of constipation. Definition of constipation as a symptom instead of a disease; Causes; Common symptoms; Treatment.
- Constipation: It's no joke. Pouliot, Fanine S. // Better Homes & Gardens;Sep96, Vol. 74 Issue 9, p46
Discusses the implication of constipation on health. Difficulties in the definition of constipation; Annual percentage of Americans who visit a doctor due to constipation; Factors which triggers constipation; Cure for constipation; Effect of herbal teas on the body.
- Passing fad. Bates, Jane // Nursing Standard;4/3/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p24
Bowel obsession is out of fashion, says Jane Bates.
- Rufinamide. // Reactions Weekly;9/4/2010, Issue 1317, p40
The article describes the case of a teenage girl who experienced constipation while receiving treatment with rufinamide for epilepsy.
- Circulating Gastrointestinal Hormone Abnormalities in Patients With Severe Idiopathic Constipation. Van der Sijp, Joost R. M.; Kamm, Michael A.; Nightingale, Jeremy M. D.; Akkermans, Louis M. A.; Ghatei, Mohammed A.; Bloom, Steven R.; Jansen, Jan B. M.; Lennard-Jones, John E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1998, Vol. 93 Issue 8, p1351
Objective: This study aimed to determine if there is an abnormality of circulating gastrointestinal hormones in patients with severe idiopathic constipation. Methods: Twelve patients, all female (median age 34 yr) and 12 healthy controls (eight female, median age 32 yr) were studied. A...
- 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...