Constipation

Common Name(s)

Constipation

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group is a patient led and patient governed organization dedicated to helping everyone who suffers from IBS and other digestive health disorders, through patient communication, support, symptoms, causes, treatment, accurate information and education.

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Constipation" for support, advocacy or research.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group is a patient led and patient governed organization dedicated to helping everyone who suffers from IBS and other digestive health disorders, through patient communication, support, symptoms, causes, treatment, accurate information and education.

http://www.ibsgroup.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Constipation" returned 580 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Encapsulated green kiwifruit extract: a randomised controlled trial investigating alleviation of constipation in otherwise healthy adults.
 

Author(s): Sophie Kindleysides, Barbara Kuhn-Sherlock, Wilson Yip, Sally D Poppitt

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2015 ;24(3):421-9.

 

Previous clinical trials have shown bowel function is improved through consumption of whole kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa). This study investigated whether encapsulated kiwifruit extract (1 g/day) could alleviate constipation in otherwise healthy adults.

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Constipation Associated with a Lipoma.
 

Author(s): C Lamar Hardy, Gilbert Goliath

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Aug;373(7):656.

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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CON-COUR study: Interferential therapy in the treatment of chronic constipation in adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Véronique Vitton, Alban Benezech, Stéphane Honoré, Patrick Sudour, Nathalie Lesavre, Pascal Auquier, Karine Baumstarck

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The prevalence of chronic constipation is about 15 % in Western countries with a significant impact on quality of life and health care costs. The first-line therapy, based on medical treatment combined with laxatives and dietary rules, is often disappointing. Interferential therapy ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2015

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The terms "Constipation" returned 104 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review of stimulant and nonstimulant laxatives for the treatment of functional constipation.
 

Author(s): Pierre Paré, Richard N Fedorak

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Nov;28(10):549-57.

 

Constipation is an uncomfortable and common condition that affects many, irrespective of age. Since 1500 BC and before, health care practitioners have provided treatments and prevention strategies to patients for chronic constipation despite the significant variation in both medical ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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Emerging treatments in neurogastroenterology: a multidisciplinary working group consensus statement on opioid-induced constipation.
 

Author(s): M Camilleri, D A Drossman, G Becker, L R Webster, A N Davies, G M Mawe

Journal: Neurogastroenterol. Motil.. 2014 Oct;26(10):1386-95.

 

Opioids are effective for acute and chronic pain conditions, but their use is associated with often difficult-to-manage constipation and other gastrointestinal (GI) effects due to effects on peripheral μ-opioid receptors in the gut. The mechanism of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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The effect of probiotics on functional constipation in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Eirini Dimidi, Stephanos Christodoulides, Konstantinos C Fragkos, S Mark Scott, Kevin Whelan

Journal: Am. J. Clin. Nutr.. 2014 Oct;100(4):1075-84.

 

Functional constipation is a prevalent, burdensome gastrointestinal disorder whose treatment remains challenging. Probiotics have been increasingly investigated in its management.

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015

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Treatment of Chronic Constipation in Children With Lactobacillus Reuteri
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Constipation

 

Last Updated: 21 May 2014

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