Symptoms in chronic constipation

  title={Symptoms in chronic constipation},
  author={Alexander Koch and Winfried A. Voderholzer and Andreas G. Klauser and Stefan A. M{\"u}ller-lissner},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon \& Rectum},
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate whether detailed symptom analysis would help to identify pathophysiologic subgroups in chronic constipation. METHODS: In 190 patients with chronic constipation (age, 53 (range, 18–88) years; 85 percent of whom were women), symptom evaluation, transit time measurement (radiopaque markers), and functional rectoanal evaluation (proctoscopy, anorectal manometry, defecography) were performed. Patients were classified on the basis of objective data from… 

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