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Functional bowel disorders and functional abdominal pain
The Rome diagnostic criteria for the functional bowel disorders and functional abdominal pain are used widely in research and practice. A committee consensus approach, including criticism fromExpand
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Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time.
BACKGROUND Stool form scales are a simple method of assessing intestinal transit rate but are not widely used in clinical practice or research, possibly because of the lack of evidence that they areExpand
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Defecation frequency and timing, and stool form in the general population: a prospective study.
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women, comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population. MostExpand
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Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in a British urban community: consulters and nonconsulters.
Because the prevalence of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the general population is unknown, a questionnaire of intestinal symptoms was administered to a stratified random sample of 1058 womenExpand
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Irritable bowel syndrome in general practice: prevalence, characteristics, and referral
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Little is known about the prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis, attitude, and referral to specialists of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in general practice. This studyExpand
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Detection of pseudodiarrhoea by simple clinical assessment of intestinal transit rate.
did not show evidence of Crohn's disease, but there was unequivocal evidence of Crohn's disease elsewhere. Furthermore, the failure of symptoms in patients who do not smoke to respond to treatmentExpand
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Ten normal subjects ingested test meals based on apples, each containing 60 g available carbohydrate. Fibre-free juice could be consumed eleven times faster than intact apples and four times fasterExpand
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Towards positive diagnosis of the irritable bowel.
A questionnaire to establish the presence of 15 symptoms thought to be typical of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was given to 109 unselected patients referred to gastroenterology or surgeryExpand
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Fecal weight, colon cancer risk, and dietary intake of nonstarch polysaccharides (dietary fiber)
Low fecal weight and slow bowel transit time are thought to be associated with bowel cancer risk, but few published data defining bowel habits in different communities exist. Therefore, data on stoolExpand
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The Large Intestine in Nutrition and Disease
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