Megacolon

Common Name(s)

Megacolon

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Megacolon" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Megacolon" returned 74 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Occurrence of dolichocolon without megacolon in chronic Chagas disease patients.
 

Author(s): Cleudson Castro, Esperanza Bernal Hernandez, Joffre Rezende, Aluizio Prata

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. 2012 Jun;45(3):353-6.

 

Since 1970, lengthening of the rectosigmoid has been suspected to be a solitary manifestation of Chagas colopathy.

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2012

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Megacolon presenting as anemia.
 

Author(s): Nicole E Albert, David S Rudolph, Giancarlo Mercogliano, Rebecca Dougherty

Journal: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Jan;112(1):29.

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2012

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Chagas disease in the differential diagnosis of megacolon.
 

Author(s): Anna Pallisera, Luis Ortiz-de-Zárate, Antonio Moral, Francisco Rey, Sergio López, Maria Clara López, Ruth Ribas, Núria Farreras, Rosa Jorba

Journal: Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2011 Oct;103(10):554-5.

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2011

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The terms "Megacolon" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Toxic megacolon associated with cytomegalovirus infection in a patient with steroid-naïve ulcerative colitis.
 

Author(s): Ken Inoue, Naoki Wakabayashi, Kohei Fukumoto, Shinya Yamada, Nobukatsu Bito, Naohisa Yoshida, Kazuhiro Katada, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Takeshi Ishikawa, Osamu Handa, Tomohisa Takagi, Hideyuki Konishi, Nobuaki Yagi, Satoshi Kokura, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Akio Yanagisawa, Yuji Naito

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(19):2739-43.

 

Most cases of cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) occur in those treated with immunosuppressants and/or corticosteroids. We herein present the case of a 57-year-old man with toxic megacolon associated with CMV colitis in corticosteroid-naïve ...

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2012

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Congenital aganglionic megacolon in Nigerian adults: two case reports and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): A A Bakari, B M Gali, A G Ibrahim, H A Nggada, N Ali, D Dogo, A M Abubakar

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. ;14(2):249-52.

 

Congenital aganglionic mega colon (Hirschsprung's disease) is a motor disorder in the gut, due to a defect in the craniocaudal migration of the neuroblast originating from the neural crest that occurs during the first twelve weeks of gestation, causing a functional intestinal obstruction, ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2011

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Systematic review of surgical options for idiopathic megarectum and megacolon.
 

Author(s): Marc A Gladman, S Mark Scott, Peter J Lunniss, Norman S Williams

Journal: Ann. Surg.. 2005 Apr;241(4):562-74.

 

A subgroup of patients with intractable constipation has persistent dilatation of the bowel, which in the absence of an organic cause is termed idiopathic megabowel (IMB). The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the published outcome data of surgical procedures for IMB in adults.

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2005

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Trial on Treatments of Hirschsprung Allied Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Complications of Treatment; Complication of Surgical Procedure; Megacolon, Not Hirschsprung

 

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Hirschsprung Disease Genetic Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hirschsprung Disease

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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