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

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Ficus carica paste for the management of functional constipation.
 

Author(s): Hyang-Im Baek, Ki-Chan Ha, Hye-Mi Kim, Eun-Kyung Choi, Eun-Ock Park, Byung-Hyun Park, Hye Jeong Yang, Min Jung Kim, Hee Joo Kang, Soo-Wan Chae

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016 ;25(3):487-96.

 

Constipation affects up to 20% of the world's population. The aim of this study was to investigate whether supplementation with Ficus carica paste could be used to treat constipation in Korean subjects with functional constipation.

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Understanding of Constipation Symptoms and the Diagnosis and Management of Constipation in Chinese Physicians.
 

Author(s): Huikuan Chu, Xiaohua Hou

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Although a range of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation has been carried out, there was very little information about the understanding on constipation. The aim of the present study was to estimate the understanding of constipation symptoms and the diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2016

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Economic Evaluation of Linaclotide for the Treatment of Adult Patients With Chronic Idiopathic Constipation in the United States.
 

Author(s): Huan Huang, Douglas C Aa Taylor, Robyn T Carson, Phil Sarocco, Mark Friedman, Michael Munsell, Steven I Blum, Joseph Menzin

Journal: Manag Care. 2016 Feb;25(2):41-8.

 

To evaluate the effectiveness and costs of linaclotide (Linzess) versus lubiprostone (Amitiza) in the treatment of adult patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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The terms "Constipation" returned 128 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review article: inhibition of methanogenic archaea by statins as a targeted management strategy for constipation and related disorders.
 

Author(s): K Gottlieb, V Wacher, J Sliman, M Pimentel

Journal: Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.. 2016 Jan;43(2):197-212.

 

Observational studies show a strong association between delayed intestinal transit and the production of methane. Experimental data suggest a direct inhibitory activity of methane on the colonic and ileal smooth muscle and a possible role for methane as a gasotransmitter. Archaea ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2016

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Trans-anal irrigation therapy to treat adult chronic functional constipation: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Christopher D Emmett, Helen J Close, Yan Yiannakou, James M Mason

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Trans-anal irrigation (TAI) is used widely to treat bowel dysfunction, although evidence for its use in adult chronic functional constipation remains unclear. Long-term outcome data are lacking, and the effectiveness of therapy in this patient group is not definitively known.

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2015

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Opioid-Induced Constipation.
 

Author(s): Lynn R Webster

Journal: Pain Med. 2015 Oct;16 Suppl 1():S16-21.

 

Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is common in people treated with opioids and poses risks for physical sequelae, analgesic discontinuation, and decreased quality of life.

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2015

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Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

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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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