Defecation disorders

Neuromuscular aspects and treatment

Jose M. Remes-Troche, Satish Sanku Chander Rao

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Abstract

Chronic constipation and fecal incontinence affect 20% of the population and are more prevalent in women, the elderly, those of lower socioeconomic status, and nursing home residents. These disorders pose a significant economic burden and affect quality of life. During the past decade, significant strides have been made in the understanding and treatment of defecation disorders, which have led to real advances in the management of these disorders. These treatments include biofeedback therapy, tegaserod, and lubiprostone for chronic constipation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Gastroenterology Reports
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Defecation disorders : Neuromuscular aspects and treatment. / Remes-Troche, Jose M.; Rao, Satish Sanku Chander.

In: Current Gastroenterology Reports, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.08.2006, p. 291-299.

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