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Functional Bowel Disorders
The FBDSI can be used to select patients for research protocols and/or follow their clinical outcome or response to treatments over time to develop a functional bowel disorder severity index for research and clinical care.
Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women.
A cross-sectional analysis of 1961 nonpregnant women who participated in the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a nationally representative survey of the US noninstitutionalized population, found no differences in prevalence by racial/ethnic group.
AGA technical review on irritable bowel syndrome.
- D. Drossman, M. Camilleri, E. Mayer, W. Whitehead
- Medicine, PsychologyGastroenterology
- 1 December 2002
Psychosocial factors, although not part of IBS per se, have an important role in modulating the illness experience and its clinical outcome.
U. S. Householder survey of functional gastrointestinal disorders
Symptom reporting, except for incontinence, declines with age, and low income is associated with greater symptom reporting, and the rate of work/school absenteeism and physician visits is increased for those having a functional gastrointestinal disorder.
Systematic review of the comorbidity of irritable bowel syndrome with other disorders: what are the causes and implications?
Multivariate statistical analyses suggest that gastrointestinal disorders, psychiatric disorders, and nongastrointestinal somatic disorders are distinct disorders and not manifestations of a common somatization disorder, but their strong comorbidity suggests a common feature important to their expression, which is most likely psychological.
ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Benign Anorectal Disorders
Recommendations for anal fissure and hemorrhoids lean heavily on adaptation from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Practice Parameters from the most recent published guidelines in 2010 and 2011 and supplemented with subsequent publications through 2013.
AGA technical review on anorectal testing techniques.
Irritable bowel syndrome: a technical review for practice guideline development.
Relation of heart rate control to heartbeat perception
- W. Whitehead, V. Drescher, P. Heiman, B. Blackwell
- PsychologyBiofeedback and Self-Regulation
- 1 December 1977
The relation of heartbeat perception to voluntary control of heart rate (HR) and to learning of enhanced HR control during feedback was studied and Autonomic Perception Questionnaire scores were not predictive of voluntary HR control or learning.