Constipation Considerations: News from DDW 2018

Functional constipation —it’s stubborn. Our MD onsite at Digestive Disease Week briefs you on 5 new Dx and Rx approaches.
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The European Medicines Agency's committee recommended approval of the mu-opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults previously been treated with a laxative.News Alerts
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Early initiation of solid foods after ESD is feasible and associated with higher QOL, potentially rendering conventional liquid diets unnecessary, although additional studies are needed (Trial registration number: UMIN000013297).Digestion
Source: Digestion - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Updated Date: Dec 14, 2018 EST
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: alerts
ConclusionRadiographic stool quantification produces equivalent results in symptomatic and asymptomatic adults and is of uncertain value.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Cuenca L, Gil-Martinez AL, Cano-Fernandez L, Sanchez-Rodrigo C, Estrada C, Fernandez-Villalba E, Herrero MT Abstract After Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most prevalent and incidental neurodegenerative disorder, affecting more than 2% of the population older than 65 years old. Since it was first described 200 years ago by Dr James Parkinson, great steps have been made in the understanding of the pathology. However, the cause(s) that initiates and perpetuates the neurodegenerative process is (are) still not clear. Thus, early diagnosis is not available, nor are there efficient t...
Source: Histology and Histopathology - Category: Cytology Tags: Histol Histopathol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Journal de Mycologie MédicaleAuthor(s): R. Mohammadi, M. Ansari Chaharsoghi, F. Khorvash, B. Kaleidari, M.H. Sanei, F. Ahangarkani, Z. Abtahian, J.F. Meis, H. BadaliAbstractGastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB), a rare fungal infection associated with high mortality, has been reported worldwide mainly from tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, USA, and Latin America. The clinical manifestations are highly diverse and non-specific depending on the underlying disease, but fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, constipation and chills have been o...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsGastrointestinal symptoms were seen in prediabetics higher than healthy persons. So, prediabetes can not be considered an entirely benign and asymptomatic condition. Lifestyle interventions maybe necessary at this state.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Geophagy is widespread among women from Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and the Caribbean and may persist in western countries. This practice may be associated with adverse effects such as anaemia, constipation or intestinal occlusion. We aimed to determine the prevalence of geophagy and the level of knowledge about its health effects among healthy adults originating from these countries and attending a travel medicine and international vaccination consultation in France. Among 101 travellers enrolled in the study, 83 (82.1%) were born in Sub-Saharan Africa and 13 (12.8%) in South America or the Caribbe...
Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Eat Weight Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Ulcerative colitis presented a high frequency of intestinal symptoms, and Crohn ’ s disease showed a high frequency of systemic manifestations at the onset of manifestation. There was a long delay in diagnosis, but individuals with more extensive disease and more obvious symptoms showed a shorter delay.RESUMO CONTEXTO: O diagn óstico da doença inflamatória intestinal é frequentemente retardado pela falta de capacidade para reconhecer as suas principais manifestações clínicas. OBJETIVO: Nosso estudo teve como objetivo descrever as manifestações...
Source: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARADWAJ; CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL; MARGARET GAVOR, MBCHB, MPH; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 63-year-old man presented with hand tremors, dizziness, and expressive aphasia. His symptoms had started a month earlier, and this was his third visit to the ED for these symptoms, though the aphasia was a new symptom. He said his symptoms had been growing worse.The patient's symptoms had been previously attributed to alcohol intoxication. He also said he had been experiencing vomiting, dry heaving, bilateral tinnitus, and dizziness but no fever, chills, chest pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, vision and hearing problems...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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