The role of anorectal investigations in predicting the outcome of biofeedback in the treatment of faecal incontinence.

@article{Feretis2013TheRO,
  title={The role of anorectal investigations in predicting the outcome of biofeedback in the treatment of faecal incontinence.},
  author={Michael Feretis and Mark Jonathon Chapman},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={
          1265-71
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The current literature does not provide unequivocal evidence on prognostic factors of patients' response to biofeedback for management of faecal incontinence. The aim of this study was to identify independent predictors of patient response to biofeedback. MATERIAL AND METHODS Baseline demographic characteristics, symptomatology and anorectal investigation reports of 137 patients who completed biofeedback therapy were analysed retrospectively. Short-term response (<3 months) to… CONTINUE READING
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