An epidemiologic survey of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and evaluation of the newly proposed diagnostic criteria.

@article{Ohkubo2012AnES,
  title={An epidemiologic survey of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and evaluation of the newly proposed diagnostic criteria.},
  author={Hidenori Ohkubo and Hiroshi Iida and Hirokazu Takahashi and Eiji Yamada and Eiji Sakai and Takuma Higurashi and Yusuke Sekino and Hiroki Endo and Yasunari Sakamoto and Masahiko Inamori and Hajime Sato and Kazuma Fujimoto and Atsushi Nakajima},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={12-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is an intractable disease in which clinical symptoms of intestinal obstruction appear without mechanical cause. No clear diagnostic criteria have been established; therefore, we proposed diagnostic criteria to facilitate the diagnosis of this rare disease and aim to evaluate their usefulness and validity. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 378 institutions belonging to the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology… CONTINUE READING

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