J. Y. Touchais

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A clinical questionnaire concerning anorectal symptoms and urodynamic tests was used to investigate 409 women consulting for stress urinary incontinence. To compare urodynamic data, patients were divided into three groups of women who had either stress urinary incontinence associated with incontinence for formed and/or liquid stools or with gas(More)
PURPOSE It has been suggested that the severity of fecal incontinence, the presence of pudendal neuropathy, or an external anal sphincter defect does not preclude clinical improvement with biofeedback therapy. A discrepancy, however, is frequently found between subjective improvement and objective results after biofeedback therapy. Our aim was to assess(More)
Forty-two patients complaining of constipation with abnormal anorectal motility were studied: 20 children and 6 adult females had a decreased rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR) amplitude and 16 adult females had anal hypertonia and ultra slow waves (USW). Biofeedback training was used to condition the patients to relax the anal sphincter during the desire(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the colonic motor profile of seven patients with constipation secondary to antidepressants differed from the motility of seven patients with idiopathic constipation and seven healthy volunteers. All constipated patients had very severe constipation. Colonic manometric recordings were performed for 24 h. The(More)
The aim of this work was to analyze clinical symptoms in light of anorectal manometry results. We compared the frequency of clinical symptoms in relation with the presence or absence of functional anomalies. Using this methodology, the following relationships may be suggested: the need to wear a pad, with a decreased resting pressure at the upper part of(More)
The aim of this study was to assess (a) the incidence of perineal descent and (b) the relationship between radiological abnormalities of the pelvic floor and rectoanal manometric disturbances in patients consulting for constipation. Lateral radiographs in both the left lateral and supine positions studied pelvic floor descent. Results obtained in the 25(More)
BACKGROUND Pyloric pressure and compliance have never been investigated in health nor gastroparesis. AIM We hypothesised that pyloric pressure and/or compliance may be altered in gastroparesis. METHODS Fasting pyloric pressure and compliance were investigated in 21 healthy volunteers (HV), 27 gastroparetic patients (GP) and 5 patients who had undergone(More)
This study compared the effects of cimetidine, ranitidine, and antacids on oesophageal pH levels. Forty-five patients were confirmed as having a gastro-oesophageal acid reflux by 3-hour postprandial metered pH measurements. The 45 patients were randomly placed into three treatment groups; one group received cimetidine 1 g/day, the second received ranitidine(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine (1) whether patients complaining of straining at stool have pelvic floor descent and anal abnormalities similar to those of patients with anal incontinence and (2) whether these patients are prone to develop anal incontinence. METHODS To answer the first question we used defecography to study perineal floor position at rest, during(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the manometric and clinical efficacies of electrostimulation to treat anal incontinence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-three women suffering from anal incontinence self-administered anal electrostimulation twice daily for 15-min intervals for 4 months. RESULTS After 4 months, the incontinence score decreased from 10.4+/-0.5 to(More)