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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. Expand
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. Expand
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. Expand
AGA technical review on irritable bowel syndrome.
Psychosocial factors, although not part of IBS per se, have an important role in modulating the illness experience and its clinical outcome. Expand
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. Expand
Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus education and desipramine versus placebo for moderate to severe functional bowel disorders.
For female patients with moderate to severe FBD, CBT is effective and DES may be effective when taken adequately, and certain clinical subgroups are more or less amenable to these treatments. Expand
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. Expand
AGA technical review on anorectal testing techniques.
This literature review and the recommendations therein were prepared for the American Gastroenterological Association Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee. Following external review,Expand
Tolerance for rectosigmoid distention in irritable bowel syndrome.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome had significantly lower tolerance for balloon distention but not ice water, and balloon tolerance was not correlated with neuroticism or other psychological traits measured, and rectosigmoid and rectal motility were also not related to tolerance for Balloon distention. Expand