Colonic transit, bowel movements, stool form, and abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome by treatments with calcium polycarbophil.

@article{Chiba2005ColonicTB,
  title={Colonic transit, bowel movements, stool form, and abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome by treatments with calcium polycarbophil.},
  author={Toshimi Chiba and Norihiko Kudara and Masaki Sato and Raita Chishima and Yukito Abiko and Masaaki Inomata and Seishi Orii and Kazuyuki Suzuki},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 65},
  pages={1416-20}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Calcium polycarbophil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We examined colonic transit times in IBS patients both before and after administration of calcium polycarbophil, and clarified the correlations among colonic transit, bowel movements, stool form and abdominal pain. METHODOLOGY A total of 26 IBS patients (14 diarrhea-predominant type, 12 constipation-predominant type) with a median age of 51 yr were enrolled. Before administration… CONTINUE READING