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AIM Bowel habits are difficult to study, and most data on defecatory behaviour in the general population have been obtained on the basis of recalled interview. The objective assessment of this physiological function and its pathological aspects continues to pose a difficult challenge. The aim of this prospective study was to objectively assess the bowel(More)
BACKGROUND According to Rome criteria, chronic constipation (CC) includes functional constipation (FC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Some patients do not meet these criteria (No Rome Constipation, NRC). The aim of the study was is to evaluate the various clinical presentation and management of FC, IBS-C and NRC in Italy. METHODS(More)
AIM Psychological and/or psychiatric disorders (PSY) and functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) are often linked. Pelvic floor dyssynergia (PFD) is one of the most frequent FGID, but few studies have investigated its possible relationship with PSY. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether an increased prevalence of PSY, and of what types,(More)
BACKGROUND Myotonic dystrophy is often associated with digestive symptoms that can precede the clinical appearance of skeletal muscle involvement. Although motility disorders may be observed in these patients at any level of the gastrointestinal tract, upper gastrointestinal symptoms have up to now usually been considered to be due to oesophageal rather(More)
Faecal incontinence is a common and disturbing condition, which leads to impaired quality of life and huge social and economic costs. Although recent studies have identified novel diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options, the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach is not yet completely known and shared among experts in this field. The Italian Society(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether questionnaires and diary cards, which are widely used to collect data on bowel habits, provide analogous information. AIMS We verified the concordance between the data provided by a daily diary and a retrospective questionnaire. METHODS A 4-week diary (DIARY) concerning bowel habits was compiled by 221 subjects. They(More)
BACKGROUND Available information on normal bowel habits was mainly gathered by means of telephone interviews or mailed questionnaires. AIMS We undertook a prospective study to evaluate the defecatory habits in subjects perceiving themselves as normal concerning this function. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A questionnaire (4-week diary with "yes-no" daily answers(More)
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