Journal article

Gut-Directed Pelvic Floor Behavioral Treatment for Fecal Incontinence and Constipation in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Angela J Khera, Janet W Chase, Michael Salzberg, Alexander JV Thompson, Michael A Kamm

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often experience functional bowel symptoms despite achieving disease remission. Although behavioral treatment (bowel and pelvic floor muscle retraining) is effective for managing constipation or fecal incontinence in non-IBD patients, there is limited evidence for its efficacy in patients with quiescent inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of gut-directed behavioral treatment, including pelvic floor muscle training, for symptoms of constipation or fecal incontinence in patients with IBD in disease remission. METHODS: The outcome of consecutive patients with IBD in remission and symptoms of con..

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