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Constipation and other chronic gastrointestinal problems in spinal cord injury patients.

Danny De Looze UGent, Myriam Van Laere UGent, Martine De Muynck UGent, R Beke and André Elewaut UGent (1998) SPINAL CORD. 36(1). p.63-66
abstract
From a questionnaire sent to 90 spinal cord injury (SCI) patients it is concluded that 58% of patients with a complete SCI above L2 suffer from constipation, defined as two or fewer bowel movements per week. or the use of aids such as laxatives, manual evacuation or enemas. Tetraplegic patients had the highest prevalence of constipation, while patients with low paraplegia were less prone to constipation. The use of anticholinergic drugs was found to predispose to constipation. Preserved rectal sensation did not influence the presence of constipation. Faecal incontinence was rare. Regular abdominal pain was present in one third of SCI patients and might be caused by an irritable bowel syndrome in 62% of these.
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MOTILITY, TRANSIT, abdominal pain, ANORECTAL FUNCTION, constipation, SCI, faecal incontinence, TRANSECTION
journal title
SPINAL CORD
Spinal Cord
volume
36
issue
1
pages
63 - 66
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Article
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000071539600014
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1362-4393
DOI
10.1038/sj.sc.3100531
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English
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A1
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114327
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-114327
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2004-01-14 13:35:00
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  abstract     = {From a questionnaire sent to 90 spinal cord injury (SCI) patients it is concluded that 58\% of patients with a complete SCI above L2 suffer from constipation, defined as two or fewer bowel movements per week. or the use of aids such as laxatives, manual evacuation or enemas. Tetraplegic patients had the highest prevalence of constipation, while patients with low paraplegia were less prone to constipation. The use of anticholinergic drugs was found to predispose to constipation. Preserved rectal sensation did not influence the presence of constipation. Faecal incontinence was rare. Regular abdominal pain was present in one third of SCI patients and might be caused by an irritable bowel syndrome in 62\% of these.},
  author       = {De Looze, Danny and Van Laere, Myriam and De Muynck, Martine and Beke, R and Elewaut, Andr{\'e}},
  issn         = {1362-4393},
  journal      = {SPINAL CORD},
  keyword      = {MOTILITY,TRANSIT,abdominal pain,ANORECTAL FUNCTION,constipation,SCI,faecal incontinence,TRANSECTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {63--66},
  title        = {Constipation and other chronic gastrointestinal problems in spinal cord injury patients.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3100531},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {1998},
}

Chicago
De Looze, Danny, Myriam Van Laere, Martine De Muynck, R Beke, and André Elewaut. 1998. “Constipation and Other Chronic Gastrointestinal Problems in Spinal Cord Injury Patients.” Spinal Cord 36 (1): 63–66.
APA
De Looze, D., Van Laere, M., De Muynck, M., Beke, R., & Elewaut, A. (1998). Constipation and other chronic gastrointestinal problems in spinal cord injury patients. SPINAL CORD, 36(1), 63–66.
Vancouver
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De Looze D, Van Laere M, De Muynck M, Beke R, Elewaut A. Constipation and other chronic gastrointestinal problems in spinal cord injury patients. SPINAL CORD. 1998;36(1):63–6.
MLA
De Looze, Danny, Myriam Van Laere, Martine De Muynck, et al. “Constipation and Other Chronic Gastrointestinal Problems in Spinal Cord Injury Patients.” SPINAL CORD 36.1 (1998): 63–66. Print.