Constipation

Common Name(s)

Constipation

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Condition Specific Organizations

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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 476 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of electroacupuncture versus prucalopride for severe chronic constipation: protocol of a multi-centre, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Baoyan Liu, Yang Wang, Jiani Wu, Qian Mo, Weiming Wang, Liyun He, Shiyan Yan, Zhishun Liu

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Acupuncture is safe and may be effective for severe chronic constipation. The World Gastroenterology Organisation recommends prucalopride for patients for whom previous laxative use failed to provide satisfactory relief.

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2014

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A randomised, double-blind study of polyethylene glycol 4000 and lactulose in the treatment of constipation in children.
 

Author(s): Suporn Treepongkaruna, Nipat Simakachorn, Paneeya Pienvichit, Wandee Varavithya, Yothi Tongpenyai, Philippe Garnier, Hélène Mathiex-Fortunet

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Chronic constipation is frequent in children. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of PEG 4000 and lactulose for the treatment of chronic constipation in young children.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Naloxegol for opioid-induced constipation in patients with noncancer pain.
 

Author(s): William D Chey, Lynn Webster, Mark Sostek, Jaakko Lappalainen, Peter N Barker, Jan Tack

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jun;370(25):2387-96.

 

Opioid-induced constipation is common and debilitating. We investigated the efficacy and safety of naloxegol, an oral, peripherally acting, μ-opioid receptor antagonist, for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation.

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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The terms "Constipation" returned 93 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review article: Linaclotide for the management of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.
 

Author(s): P Layer, V Stanghellini

Journal: Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.. 2014 Feb;39(4):371-84.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) represents a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems due to its prevalence and lack of successful symptomatic resolution with established treatment options. Linaclotide 290 μg has recently been approved by the European ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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Novel therapies for constipation.
 

Author(s): Sreedhari Thayalasekeran, Hani Ali, Her-Hsin Tsai

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(45):8247-51.

 

Constipation is a common medical problem and when standard laxatives fail it can be difficult to treat. Different aetiologies require tailored therapeutic approaches. Simple constipation may only require dietary manipulation while severe neurological or slow transit constipation may ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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Novel pharmacological therapies for management of chronic constipation.
 

Author(s): Marina A Gonzalez-Martinez, Nayeli X Ortiz-Olvera, Jorge Mendez-Navarro

Journal: J. Clin. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Jan;48(1):21-8.

 

Chronic constipation is a common health problem that significantly affects the quality of life of patients and impacts in terms of costs; current treatments based on fiber and laxatives cause dissatisfaction to doctors and patients in more than half of the cases. New drugs are now ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Lubiprostone in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Associated Constipation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Sclerosis; Constipation

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2011

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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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