M. Wissink-Essink

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The most frequent consequences of being born with an anorectal malformation (ARM) are problems with fecal continence and constipation, which can have various negative implications. In this prospective, controlled study the effect of multidisciplinary behavioral treatment dealing with these problems is evaluated. METHODS The effect of(More)
 In a retrospective study, we examined whether multidisciplinary treatment based on a biopsychosocial approach and carried out by a pediatric surgeon, a child psychologist, and a pediatric physiotherapist is successful in reducing defecation problems (incontinence and/or constipation) in children with operated anal atresia (AA) (mean age 6.9 ± 4.01 years).(More)
UNLABELLED Constipation, faecal incontinence, soiling and difficult toilet training remain significant problems in children with Hirschsprung's disease after corrective surgery. Chronic defecation problems can have various negative implications. At the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, a multidisciplinary behavioural treatment was developed to treat(More)
 Although most patients with operated Hirschsprung's disease (HD) have good continence in adulthood, a majority have postoperative defection problems during school age. Persistence of chronic constipation and/or incontinence may have considerable consequences for psychosocial development, parent-child interactions, quality of life, and the child's general(More)
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