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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Gastric emptying of water in children with severe functional fecal retention|
|Abstract:||The objective of this study was to evaluate gastric emptying (GE) in pediatric patients with functional constipation. GE delay has been reported in adults with functional constipation. Gastric emptying studies were performed in 22 children with chronic constipation, fecal retention and fecal incontinence, while presenting fecal retention and after resuming regular bowel movements. Patients (18 boys, median age: 10 years; range: 7.2 to 12.7 years) were evaluated in a tertiary pediatric gastroenterology clinic. Gastric half-emptying time of water (reference range: 12 +/- 3 min) was measured using a radionuclide technique immediately after first patient evaluation, when they presented fecal impaction (GE(1)), and when they achieved regular bowel movements (GE(2)), 12 +/- 5 weeks after GE(1). At study admission, 21 patients had reported dyspeptic symptoms, which were completely relieved after resuming regular bowel movements. Medians (and interquartile ranges) for GE(1) and GE(2) were not significantly different [27.0 (16) and 27.5 (21) min, respectively (P = 0.10)]. Delayed GE seems to be a common feature among children with chronic constipation and fecal retention. Resuming satisfactory bowel function and improvement in dyspeptic symptoms did not result in normalization of GE data.|
|Editor:||Assoc Bras Divulg Cientifica|
|Citation:||Brazilian Journal Of Medical And Biological Research. Assoc Bras Divulg Cientifica, v. 46, n. 3, n. 293, n. 298, 2013.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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