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

A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of lubiprostone for opioid-induced constipation in chronic noncancer pain.
 

Author(s): M Mazen Jamal, Atoya B Adams, Jan-Peter Jansen, Lynn R Webster

Journal: Am. J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 May;110(5):725-32.

 

This multicenter, phase 3 trial evaluated oral lubiprostone for constipation associated with non-methadone opioids in patients with chronic noncancer-related pain.

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of prucalopride in men with chronic constipation.
 

Author(s): Yan Yiannakou, Hubert Piessevaux, Michel Bouchoucha, Ingolf Schiefke, Rafal Filip, Libor Gabalec, Ion Dina, David Stephenson, René Kerstens, Kevin Etherson, Amy Levine

Journal: Am. J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 May;110(5):741-8.

 

Prucalopride is effective at alleviating symptoms of chronic constipation in women. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of 12 weeks of prucalopride treatment compared with placebo in men with chronic constipation.

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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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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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Constipation" returned 95 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review of stimulant and nonstimulant laxatives for the treatment of functional constipation.
 

Author(s): Pierre Paré, Richard N Fedorak

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Nov;28(10):549-57.

 

Constipation is an uncomfortable and common condition that affects many, irrespective of age. Since 1500 BC and before, health care practitioners have provided treatments and prevention strategies to patients for chronic constipation despite the significant variation in both medical ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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