Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pelvic physical therapy effective for functional constipation

(HealthDay)—For children with functional constipation (FC), pelvic physical therapy (PPT) is more effective than standard medical care (SMC) for almost all outcomes measured, according to a study published in the January ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study uncovers link between constipation and kidney disease

Researchers have discovered a link between constipation and poor kidney health. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that the diagnosis and management ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders

A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies—including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products—for the treatment of bowel disorders ...


Pre-op patterns can predict post-cardiac surgery constipation

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing cardiac surgery, preoperative constipation patterns are associated with postoperative constipation patterns, according to a study published online July 12 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Constipated? Study finds surprising cause

A Yale-led study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding, published June 8 in Cell Host & Microbe, advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal ...

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Bowel function index valid for opioid-induced constipation

(HealthDay)—The Bowel Function Index (BFI) is a simple assessment tool for opioid-induced constipation, which is responsive to changes in symptom severity and has a threshold indicating constipation, according to consensus ...

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