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Colonic response to food is possibly abnormal in constipation. The colonic response to food was evaluated in 323 patients and 60 healthy subjects by following the movements of radiopaque markers after ingestion of a standard 1,000-cal test meal. Constipated patients were divided into four groups: one with a normal, and three with a delayed colorectal(More)
Abstract Background and aims. Fecal incontinence is common. The potential contribution of colon function to continence has not been studied. Treatment is poorly codified. To evaluate colonic transit time (CTT) and its importance in the management of fecal incontinence we analyzed in a retrospective study the CTT in patients with fecal incontinence, and on(More)
Resting anal pressure as determined by manometry is unsuited for assessing the competence of a sphincter. To validate a compliance method of sphincter evaluation we investigated the response of the anal canal to distension. In 20 healthy subjects the anal sphincter was distended using a cylindrical balloon probe subjected to continuous inflation. Two speeds(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to search for a synergetic action between psyllium and a defecation-inducing drug, Eductyl, for symptom relief in patients suffering from chronic constipation. METHODS Twenty healthy volunteers and 20 patients complaining of chronic constipation were included in a randomized crossover study. The study was(More)
The French Republic includes approximatively 60 millions inhabitants for almost 550,000 km(2). Prehospital management is organised at department level (96). This management involves a regulatory system initiated from a unique phone number (15 national). The medical regulator sends either first-aid providers or a medical team. On-site care is highly(More)