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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Constipation" returned 688 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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Living with constipation--older people's experiences and strategies with constipation before and during hospitalization.
 

Author(s): Lene Munch, Nina Tvistholm, Ingelise Trosborg, Hanne Konradsen

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Constipation is a common problem among older people. This study aimed to explore how older patients experience constipation and which strategies they used in handling the condition before and during hospitalization.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 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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The terms "Constipation" returned 131 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of the effectiveness of polyethylene glycol with and without electrolytes in constipation: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Peter Katelaris, Vasi Naganathan, Ken Liu, George Krassas, John Gullotta

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Polyethylene glycol is commonly used to manage constipation and is available with or without electrolytes. The addition of electrolytes dates back to its initial development as lavage solutions in preparation for gastrointestinal interventions. The clinical utility of the addition ...

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

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Consensus Recommendations on Initiating Prescription Therapies for Opioid-Induced Constipation.
 

Author(s): Charles E Argoff, Michael J Brennan, Michael Camilleri, Andrew Davies, Jeffrey Fudin, Katherine E Galluzzi, Jeffrey Gudin, Anthony Lembo, Steven P Stanos, Lynn R Webster

Journal: Pain Med. 2015 Dec;16(12):2324-37.

 

Aims of this consensus panel were to determine (1) an optimal symptom-based method for assessing opioid-induced constipation in clinical practice and (2) a threshold of symptom severity to prompt consideration of prescription therapy.

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2016

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Methylnaltrexone for Opioid Induced Constipation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Constipation

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2015

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Naloxegol in Cancer Opioid-Induced Constipation
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Constipation

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016

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Clinical Trial on Palliative Cancer Patients With Constipation
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Constipation

 

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2016

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