J. Y. Touchais

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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)
Six patients with complete transection of the spinal cord and six healthy volunteers were examined by using anorectal manometry together with electromyographic (EMG) recording of the external anal sphincter composed of striated muscle. Anal pressure and EMG activity of the external anal sphincter were continuously recorded at rest and during gradual rectal(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory pseudotumors are ubiquitous lesions characterized by a polymorphous inflammatory infiltrate containing plasma cells and lymphocytes. In the central nervous system, this pathological condition is rare and the association with Crohn's disease has never been described. CASE DESCRIPTION A 31-year-old woman with a history of Crohn's(More)
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)
We report four cases of difficult defaecation and/or faecal incontinence revealing a neurologic disease. These anorectal symptoms were associated with urinary disorders, but urinary symptoms always appeared several years after anorectal complaints. Clinical neurologic examination immediately led us to suspect a neurologic aetiology in two patients with the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of cortical evoked potentials after electrical stimulation of the anal canal. Cortical evoked potentials were recorded on 243 patients presenting with perineal pain (28 patients), impotence (55 patients), anal incontinence (52 patients), urinary continence (30 patients), constipation (49 patients), and on(More)
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