Effects of a Probiotic on Functional ConstipationEffects of a Probiotic on Functional Constipation
What does the latest science tell us about the effectiveness of probiotics for functional constipation? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
CONCLUSIONS: Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary liver tumor in children and has an increased incidence in children with a history of prematurity and very low birth weight. Providers who frequently care for the very low birth weight and premature children with CP should be aware of this correlation and include hepatoblastoma in the differential when managing patients with suddenly worsening constipation or abdominal distension. Pediatric physiatrists and other providers for these patients could be a source of referrals and diagnosis leading to timely treatment. PMID: 32444576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
People who sleep more or less than average report significantly more constipation than those who sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
Authors: Alemrajabi M, Darabi B, Banivaheb B, Hemmati N, Jahanian S, Moradi M Abstract Background: Obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS) affects quality of life of patients to a great extent by disturbing defecation. Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) has gained much attention in the recent years. Common synthetic used meshes have a risk of erosion for adjacent pelvic organs leading to some complications. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of LVMR using polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) mesh in patients with ODS for the first time.Methods and Materials: In this experimental study, patients with a...
CONCLUSION: Pharmacist-led inpatient opioid de-escalation is effective, does not increase pain intensity, and reduces constipation. Hospitals should explore the viability of extending pharmacist-led opioid de-escalation to other surgical patients and following hospital discharge, aiming for opioid cessation. PMID: 32421837 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Tomie A, Yoshida N, Kugai M, Hirose R, Dohi O, Inoue K, Okuda K, Motoyoshi T, Fukumoto K, Inagaki Y, Yoriki H, Inada Y, Okuda T, Hasegawa D, Ogiso K, Murakami T, Soga K, Rani RA, Yoshida N, Itoh Y Abstract Materials and Methods: This was a multicenter retrospective cohort study. The subjects were patients aged ≥20 years treated for chronic constipation from May 2018 to November 2019 at 12 related institutions. Patients were divided into ≤74 years and ≥75 years old. Elobixibat at 10 mg/day was prescribed for two weeks. We then analyzed the discontinuation due to ineffectiveness, change of sp...
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2020Source: Food Research InternationalAuthor(s): Huimin Jiang, Jing Dong, Shengjun Jiang, Qiongxin Liang, Yan Zhang, Zhenhua Liu, Changyang Ma, Jinmei Wang, Wenyi Kang
Conclusion: Both laparoscopic mesh and suture rectopexy are feasible and reliable methods for the treatment of complete rectal prolapse in children. However, no recurrence, low incidence of constipation and high improvement of incontinence at follow up more than 36 months with mesh rectopexy accordingly, we considered mesh rectopexy to be the procedure of choice in treatment of complete rectal prolapse. PMID: 32411460 [PubMed]
Authors: Lee TH, Lee JS, Kim J, Kim JO, Kim HG, Jeon SR, Hong SJ, Cho YS, Park S Abstract Background/Aims: We aim to evaluate associations between comorbidities, peripheral neuropathy, and spontaneous internal anal sphincter relaxation (SAR) in patients with defecatory disorders. Methods: A patient is considered to exhibit SAR during high-resolution anorectal manometry (HR-ARM) when the nadir pressure is
(Natural News) According to a recent study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, fermented barley extract is a promising laxative agent and natural remedy for spastic constipation. After investigating its effects in constipated rats, South Korean researchers reported that fermented barley exhibits antioxidant, gastroprotective and immunostimulatory properties that make it a powerful functional food ingredient against spastic...