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Neurology and the Gastrointestinal System

Summary: ...Disturbances of small and large bowel motility, when seen in neurogenic disorders, are associated with autonomic neuropathy and are particularly common in diabetes mellitus...
G. D. Perkina and I. Murray-Lyonb
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 1998;65:291-300, doi:10.1136/jnnp.65.3.291
Added: November 2012

Constipation in Neurological Diseases

Conclusions: Constipation is a frequent sign and complication in neurological diseases, and may be very troublesome to the patient if not treated early, and if relapse is not prevented...
K. Winge, D. Rasmussen and L. M. Werdelin
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 2003;74:13-19 doi:10.1136/jnnp.74.1.13
Added: November 2012
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Diagnosis

Work-Up of the Constipated Patient

Abstract: Constipation is a common problem. Evaluation of patients should include a detailed history and clinical examination followed by radiologic and physiologic testing...
Elisa H. Birnbaum, MD
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2008 November; 21(4): 313-317, doi:10.1055/s-0028-1089948, PMCID:PMC2780252
Added: October 2012

Consensus Statement AIGO/SICCR: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Constipation and Obstructed Defecation (Part I: Diagnosis)

Abstract: ...The aim of this project was to develop a consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation and obstructed defecation...
Antonio Bove, Filippo Pucciani, Massimo Bellini, Edda Battaglia, Renato Bocchini, Donato Francesco Altomare, Giuseppe Dodi, Guido Sciaudone, Ezio Falletto, Vittorio Piloni, Dario Gambaccini and Vincenzo Bove
World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012 April 14; 18(14): 1555-1564, doi:10.3748/wjg.v18.i14.1555, PMCID:PMC3325520
Added: November 2012
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Management and Treatment

Consensus Statement AIGO/SICCR: Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Constipation and Obstructed Defecation (Part II: Treatment)

Abstract: The second part of the Consensus Statement of the Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Italian Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery reports on the treatment of chronic constipation and obstructed defecation...
Antonio Bove, Filippo Pucciani, Massimo Bellini, Edda Battaglia, Renato Bocchini, Donato Francesco Altomare, Giuseppe Dodi, Guido Sciaudone, Ezio Falletto, Vittorio Piloni, Dario Gambaccini and Vincenzo Bove
World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012 September 28; 18(36): 4994-5013, doi:10.3748/wjg.v18.i36.4994, PMCID:PMC3460325
Added: November 2012

Practice Guidelines for the Management of Constipation in Adults - pdf - 51 pages

Introduction: Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint of persons in primary, acute, or long-term care settings in the United States...
Susan L. Folden, PhD, ARNP, CS; Jane H. Backer, DNS, RN, CNS; Judith A. Gilbride, PhD, RD, FADA; Frederick Maynard, MD; Marilyn Pires, MS, RN, CRRN-A; Kathleen Stevens, MS, RN, CRRN and Kathleen Jones, MS, RN, CNP
Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation, 4700 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Added: August 2013
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Medication

Pilot Study of Pyridostigmine in Constipated Patients with Autonomic Neuropathy - pdf - 18 pages

Conclusions: Pyridostigmine improves colonic transit and symptoms in some patients with autonomic neuropathy and constipation...
Alan R. Zinsmeister, Adil E. Bharucha, Michael Camilleri, Duane Burton, Phillip A. Low and Tonette L. Gehrking
Clinical Autonomic Research. 2008 August; 18(4): 194-202, doi:10.1007/s10286-008-0476-x
Added: November 2012
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