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Childhood constipation is a frequently overlooked global health problem, which is developing in a public health issue in many parts of the world.(1) Constipation is one of the commonest digestive complaints in children(2) Constipation has long been considered a symptom, rather than a disease(3)
It is often perceived as infrequent motions or passage of hard stools. Some defined constipation as less than 3 bowel motions per week)4(
or as difficulty in passing stools (5) Approximately 0.5% of school children have defecation frequency less than 3 per week and 0.3% have fecal incontinence(6) Furthermore, 20% of children also have at least 1 clinical feature of constipation.7 Therefore, it is important to use diagnostic criteria based on multiple symptoms to define constipation
Chronic Constipation in Children
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Functional constipation (FC) is a common condition in childhood, with an estimated prevalence of 0.7% to 29%.The diagnosis and treatment of FC can be difficult tasks, and children are ofte...
We propose to develop parent and child disease-specific instruments to assess health related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with constipation and fecal incontinence.
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Constipation is a common gastrointestinal motility disorder that is often chronic, negatively affects patients' daily lives. Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or le...
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To assess the relationship between self-efficacy, the belief that an individual can succeed at a goal, and short-term treatment outcome in children with functional constipation.
Colonic manometry (CM) can be of additive value in the diagnostic workup of colonic motility in chronic constipated patients. However, it is claimed that colonic motor disturbances occur in normal-tra...
There has been some controversy regarding the efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for the treatment of chronic constipation, due to less positive outcomes and concerns about cost-effectiveness ...
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Neurologic conditions in adults associated with acute or chronic exposure to lead or any of its salts. The most common lead related neurologic syndrome in adults consists of a polyneuropathy involving motor fibers. This tends to affect distal nerves and may present as wrist drop due to RADIAL NEUROPATHY. Additional features of chronic lead exposure include ANEMIA; CONSTIPATION; colicky abdominal pain; a bluish lead line of the gums; interstitial nephritis (NEPHRITIS, INTERSTITIAL); and saturnine gout. An encephalopathy may rarely occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1212)
Poisoning that results from chronic or acute ingestion, injection, inhalation, or skin absorption of HEAVY METALS. Acute and chronic exposures can cause ANEMIA; KIDNEY and LIVER damage; PULMONARY EDEMA; MEMORY LOSS and behavioral changes; bone deformities in children; and MISCARRIAGE or PREMATURE LABOR in pregnant women.
Arthritis in children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
A subcategory of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. The disease is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic (more than 3 months in 2 consecutive years) productive cough. Infectious agents are a major cause of chronic bronchitis.
Children who have reached maturity or the legal age of majority.
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