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Functional bowel disorders and functional abdominal pain
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A committee consensus approach, including criticism from multinational expert reviewers, was used to revise the diagnostic criteria and update diagnosis and treatment recommendations, based on research results. Expand
Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time.
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This study has shown that a stool form scale can be used to monitor change in intestinal function and such scales have utility in both clinical practice and research. Expand
Defecation frequency and timing, and stool form in the general population: a prospective study.
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It is concluded that conventionally normal bowel function is enjoyed by less than half the population and that, in this aspect of human physiology, younger women are especially disadvantaged. Expand
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in a British urban community: consulters and nonconsulters.
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It is concluded that IBS is prevalent at all ages, especially in women, that it is nearly always painful, and that people with multiple symptoms are more likely to consult a physician. Expand
Irritable bowel syndrome in general practice: prevalence, characteristics, and referral
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Half the patients with gut complaints seen by GPs have functional disorders, and few patients are referred, suggesting unconfident diagnosis or inadequate explanation. Expand
DEPLETION AND DISRUPTION OF DIETARY FIBRE EFFECTS ON SATIETY, PLASMA-GLUCOSE, AND SERUM-INSULIN
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The removal of fibre from food, and also its physical disruption, can result in faster and easier ingestion, decreased satiety, and disturbed glucose homoeostasis which is probably due to inappropriate insulin release. Expand
Detection of pseudodiarrhoea by simple clinical assessment of intestinal transit rate.
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The view that inhibition of acid production is more likely to heal duodenal ulceration associated with Crohn's disease than steroid treatment, which may lead to complications such as perforation or haemorrhage is supported. Expand
Towards positive diagnosis of the irritable bowel.
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It is concluded that a careful history can increase diagnostic confidence and reduce the amount of investigation in many patients with chronic abdominal pain. Expand
Fecal weight, colon cancer risk, and dietary intake of nonstarch polysaccharides (dietary fiber)
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Meta-analysis of 11 studies in which daily fecal weight was measured accurately in 26 groups of people on controlled diets of known NSP content shows a significant correlation between fiber intake and mean daily stool weight (r = 0.84). Expand
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