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Constipation

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Constipation is common in both adults and children. Estimates would suggest a median prevalence of around 12-16% in the general population. While regarded as a minor nuisance in some cases, its consequences can be severe, with a substantial impact on quality of life. Secondary faecal soiling has a profound psychological effect at all ages. This book provides contributions from authors with a range of backgrounds which clarify the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy of constipation for the general population and also for certain high risk groups.

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ConstipationCauses, Diagnosis and TreatmentEdited by Anthony G. Catto-Smith

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1556

ISBN: 978-953-51-0237-3

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1. Diagnostic Approach to Constipation in Children

By Kathleen H. McGrath and Patrina Caldwell

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2. The Role of Diagnostic Tests in Constipation in Children

By Anthony G. Catto-Smith and Kathleen H. McGrath

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3. The Role of Interstitial Cells of Cajal (ICC) in Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders - What the Gastroenterologist Has to Know

By Christian Breuer

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4. Skipping Breakfast is Associated with Constipation in Post-Adolescent Female College Students in Japan

By Tomoko Fujiwara

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5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Constipation

By Brian C. Dobson

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6. Opioid Induced Constipation

By Caterina Aurilio, Maria Caterina Pace, Vincenzo Pota and Pasquale Sansone

2500

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7. Drugs in Development for Opioid-Induced Constipation

By Kelly S. Sprawls, Egilius L.H. Spierings and Dustin Tran

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8. Constipation Treatment in Neurological Disorders

By Gallelli Luca, Pirritano Domenico, Palleria Caterina and De Sarro Giovambattista

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9. Bowel Dysfunction in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

By Elsie E. Gulick and Marie Namey

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10. Multimodal Treatment of Constipation: Surgery, Rehabilitation or Both?

By Luigi Brusciano, Crescenzo Di Stazio, Paolo Limongelli, Gian Mattia Del Genio, Salvatore Tolone, Saverio Sansone, Francesco Lucido, Ignazio Verde, Antonio D’Alessandro, Roberto Ruggiero, Simona Gili, Assia Topatino, Vincenzo Amoroso, Pina Casalino, Giovanni Docimo and Ludovico Docimo

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11. Core Aspects of Clinical Development and Trials in Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

By M. Scott Harris and Oranee T. Daniels

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