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2006-04-05 09:35:34

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Study findings indicate that biofeedback is far more effective than laxatives in relieving constipation caused by inappropriate contraction or inability to relax the pelvic floor muscles during defecation -- what doctors call "pelvic floor dyssynergia." "Biofeedback should become the treatment of choice for this common and easily diagnosed type of constipation," the investigators conclude. In a randomized, controlled trial, Dr. Giuseppe...

2004-11-26 03:00:11

A patient with anaemia was initially thought to have gastrointestinal cancer and subsequently Crohn's disease, but pathological examination revealed a much rarer condition. CASE HISTORY A woman of 66 was referred for investigation of colicky lower abdominal pain, iron deficiency anaemia and weight loss of 7 kg in the previous nine months. For much longer she had suffered from constipation. A Paget's carcinoma of the breast had been treated by mastectomy 4 years earlier but there was no...

2004-11-25 03:00:19

Summary This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a study of 80 patients and conclude that it is a valuable treatment for some patients. Key words * Colorectal disorders * Rectal cancer * Stoma care These key words are based on the subject headings from the British Nursing Index. This article has been subject to double- blind review. FUNCTIONAL BOWEL disorders...


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Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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