Colonic transit times and the effect of lactulose or lactitol in hospitalized patients.

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a small dose (10 g per day) of a laxative (liquid lactulose, crystallized lactulose, or crystallized lactitol) can prevent the slow colonic transit associated with the physical inactivity of hospitalization. DESIGN Patients were randomly allocated to one of four groups: control, liquid lactulose, crystallized lactulose or… (More)

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