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

The spectrum of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation: US survey assessing symptoms, care seeking, and disease burden.
 

Author(s): Joel J Heidelbaugh, Margie Stelwagon, Steve A Miller, Elizabeth P Shea, William D Chey

Journal: Am. J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 Apr;110(4):580-7.

 

The irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) are associated with substantial symptom and disease burden. Although typically classified as distinct diseases, symptoms frequently overlap.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2015

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A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture to treat functional constipation: design and protocol.
 

Author(s): XiaoHu Xu, CuiHong Zheng, MingMin Zhang, Wei Wang, GuangYing Huang

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Functional constipation (FC) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) which has a major impact on the quality of life. Acupuncture is widely used as an alternative and complementary medicine (CAM) for FC, but the available evidence of its effectiveness is scarce. ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2014

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Constipation-related direct medical costs in 16 887 patients newly diagnosed with chronic constipation.
 

Author(s): Vincent K Dik, Peter D Siersema, Alain Joseph, Paul Hodgkins, Hugo M Smeets, Martijn G H van Oijen

Journal: Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Nov;26(11):1260-6.

 

Chronic constipation is a common condition, but the exact impact on healthcare budgets in Western Europe is poorly documented.

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Constipation" returned 94 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: a review of current and emerging drug therapies.
 

Author(s): Khaled A Jadallah, Susan M Kullab, David S Sanders

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Jul;20(27):8898-909.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent medical condition that adversely affects patient quality of life and constitutes a significant economic burden on healthcare resources. A large proportion of patients suffer from the constipation subtype of IBS (IBS-C), most commonly ...

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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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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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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