Effectiveness of Sterilized Symbiotic Drink Containing Lactobacillus helveticus Comparable to Probiotic Alone in Patients with Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This study aimed to objectively investigate whether the addition of polydextrose to sterilized probiotic containingLactobacillus helveticus will confer benefits to constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome patients.MethodsA total of 163 patients were randomized into two groups: Group A to consume 350  mL of sterilized probiotic with 5.85 g polydextrose daily for 1 week and Group B without polydextrose. Intestinal transit time, fecal pH, fecal weight, and modifiedGarrigues questionnaires for pre- and post-consumption were assessed.ResultsMedian intestinal transit time was significantly reduced from 58 (IQR 43 –72) to 45 (IQR 24–59) hours and 48 (IQR 31–72) to 30 (IQR 24–49) hours for Groups A and B, respectively (p  
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AbstractBackgroundFunctional constipation (FC) and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) have significant healthcare impact. Clinical and investigative data of patients with these disorders in Indian population is scarce. We aimed to compare the clinical and anorectal manometric profile of patients with FC and IBS-C.MethodsConsecutive patients with chronic constipation undergoing  anorectal manometry (ARM) and balloon expulsion test (BET) were enrolled. Thirty healthy volunteers served as controls (HC). Functional defecatory disorder (FDD) was diagnosed according to ROME IV criteria if both ARM and...
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Effect of moxibustion on the expression of GDNF and its receptor GFRα3 in the colon and spinal cord of rats with irritable bowel syndrome. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun 12;:acupmed2017011455 Authors: Qi Q, Wu H, Jin X, Jin D, Wang Y, Wang C, Liu Y, Wang X Abstract BACKGROUND: Moxibustion treatment has been found to ameliorate clinical symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Herein we investigated the mechanisms underlying the use of moxibustion in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: In our study, an IBS model was established in rats b...
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