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

Prucalopride improves bowel function and colonic transit time in patients with chronic constipation: an integrated analysis.
 

Author(s): Anton Emmanuel, Marina Cools, Lieve Vandeplassche, René Kerstens

Journal: Am. J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Jun;109(6):887-94.

 

Constipation is often characterized by slow colonic transit, but the relationship between colonic transit time (CTT) and symptoms is unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of prucalopride, a 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor-4 agonist, on CTT and assess the relationship ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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Treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by focusing on the liver in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Qianwen Li, Fengbin Liu, Zhengkun Hou, Di Luo

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2013 Oct;33(5):562-71.

 

To assess the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by focusing on the liver.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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Chinese herbal medicine for functional constipation: a randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Z X Bian, C W Cheng, L Z Zhu

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2013 Dec;19 Suppl 9():44-6.

 

1. This was an 18-week prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on a Chinese herbal medicine--ma zi ren wan (MZRW)--for the treatment of functional constipation. 2. 120 subjects with functional constipation (Rome III criteria) were randomised (60 per ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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The terms "Constipation" returned 91 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A systematic review of the economic and humanistic burden of illness in irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation.
 

Author(s): Dave Nellesen, Kimberly Yee, Anita Chawla, Barbara Edelman Lewis, Robyn T Carson

Journal: J Manag Care Pharm. ;19(9):755-64.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC) are common functional gastrointestinal disorders affecting 14% and 20% of the U.S. population, respectively. Reviews of the evidence on the burden of illness associated with IBS and CC have not been comprehensive in scope ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 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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Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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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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