Optimum dosage of ispaghula husk in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: correlation of symptom relief with whole gut transit time and stool weight.

@article{Kumar1987OptimumDO,
  title={Optimum dosage of ispaghula husk in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: correlation of symptom relief with whole gut transit time and stool weight.},
  author={Ashwini Kumar and Nirmal J. I. Kumar and Jagdish Chandra Vij and Shiv Kumar Sarin and Bhupinder S. Anand},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1987},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          150-5
        }
}
To determine the optimum dose of ispaghula husk in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to assess the correlation, if any between the relief in patients' symptoms and the whole gut transit time, and the increase in stool weight, a two part study was carried out. In part 1, 14 male patients were given ispaghula husk in increasing doses of 10 g, 20 g, and 30 g a day for a duration of 17 days each (14 days of study period + three days of stool collection). Ten patients completed the… CONTINUE READING
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