Use of a device that applies external kneading-like force on the abdomen for treatment of constipation.

@article{Mimidis2005UseOA,
  title={Use of a device that applies external kneading-like force on the abdomen for treatment of constipation.},
  author={Konstantinos P Mimidis and David Galinsky and Efraim Rimon and Vassilios Papadopoulos and Yehuda Zicherman and Dimitrios D. Oreopoulos},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 13},
  pages={1971-5}
}
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of a recently developed device that applies kneading-like motion on the abdomen in improving constipation in elderly long-term care patients. METHODS Thirty constipated elderly patients were randomly selected from two nursing homes. They were instructed to use the device once daily for 20 min. Rate of bowel movements, volume and consistency of stool and the use of laxantia were all recorded during a 3-wk baseline period and for 12-wk treatment period. Colonic… CONTINUE READING

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