Biofeedback training for constipation in adults and children.

  title={Biofeedback training for constipation in adults and children.},
  author={Jacques W{\'e}ber and Philippe Ducrott{\'e} and J. Y. Touchais and C. Roussignol and Philippe Denis},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={30 11},
Forty-two patients complaining of constipation with abnormal anorectal motility were studied: 20 children and 6 adult females had a decreased rectoanal inhibitory reflex (RAIR) amplitude and 16 adult females had anal hypertonia and ultra slow waves (USW). Biofeedback training was used to condition the patients to relax the anal sphincter during the desire to defecate. After two to eight (mean, 4) training sessions, the authors observed simultaneously a normal RAIR amplitude and recovery from… CONTINUE READING

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