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Constipation and Ano-Rectal Insufficiency : Falk Symposium - K. Ewe

Constipation and Ano-Rectal Insufficiency

Falk Symposium

By: K. Ewe (Editor), V. F. Eckardt (Editor), P. Enck (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 1997
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Constipation and incontinence are of considerable importance to a great number of patients but many put it under taboo. Both functional disturbances comprise a wide spectrum of pathophysiological findings of neuro-muscular changes of the colon or the pelvic floor, but psychological factors may play an important role as well.
In recent years much progress has been made in several disciplines which are important for the understanding and handling of constipation and incontinence. This volume, the proceedings of Falk Symposium No. 95 held in Freiburg, Germany, October 28-30, 1996, concentrates on clinically relevant and open questions rather than trying to cover the whole field in all details.

Introduction
Everything You Wanted to Know About Constipation and Incontinence but Were Afraid to Ask
Epidemiology and Socioeconomic Impact of Constipation and Faecal Incontinence
Psychodynamic Aspects of Bowel Dysfunction
Morphology and Physiology
Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor with Special Reference to the Anal Sphincters: Cross-Sectional and Microscopic Examinations on Human Cadavers
Who is in Control of Colo-Rectal-Anal Function: Nerves, Hormones, Muscles?
The Gut and the Brain: How Do They Communicate?
Constipation: Diagnostic Methods
What Have Radiopaque Markers and Scintigraphy to Offer?
Why Do We Need Neurological Methods?
Manometry: Why, When and How?
Clinical Aspects of Constipation
Doctor, I Am Constipated: So What?
Constipation: Bowel-, Brain- or Behaviour-Dysfunction?
Outlet Obstruction: What Obstructs the Outlet?
Diseases and Drugs: When Do They Result in Constipation?
Treatment of Constipation
Does Diet Matter in Constipation?
Laxatives and Prokinetics - Good or Bad?
How Effective are Unconventional Therapies
Treatment of Constipation: Is Resection the Answer?
Incontinence: Diagnostic Methods
Do You Really Know What Incontinence Means?
Diagnostic Methods: Does the Finger Suffice?
Imaging the Anal Sphincter: Research or Routine?
Treatment of Incontinence
Treatment or Faecal Incontinence: Is Biofeedback the Only Answer?
Does the Surgeon Repair or Impair?
Special Groups with Constipation and or Incontinence
The Young
Constipation and Faecal Incontinence in the Female
Faecal Incontinence and Constipation in the Elderly
Conclusion
Defaecatory Dysfunction: Some Unanswered Questions
Index
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ISBN: 9780792387275
ISBN-10: 0792387279
Series: Falk Symposium
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 1.21