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232 Possible Causes for Altered Bowel Function

  • Constipation

    Surgical correction is reserved for patients with large rectoceles that alter bowel function. 44 Treating Constipation During Pregnancy Constipation is a common problem in[web.archive.org] […] constipation still remains unclear and there has been no single cause found for functional bowel disorders, recent studies have found a role in the alterations of serotonin[dx.doi.org] […] in history or physical examination suggest new onset neurological impairment) Reflexes present and of normal amplitude Abnormal reflexes Though the pathophysiology behind functional[dx.doi.org]

  • Depression

    A 67-year-old man was referred to an outpatient clinic of geriatric psychiatry because of persistent symptoms of depression and anxiety, accompanied by sleepiness. The latter had been evaluated multiple times in the general practice over several years; each time it was considered to be a symptom of depression.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Reactive Depression

    BACKGROUND: The dominant diagnostic model of the classification of depression today is unitarian; however, since Kurt Schneider (1920) introduced the concept of endogenous depression and reactive depression, the binary model has still often been used on a clinical basis. Notwithstanding this, to our knowledge, there[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Endogenous Depression

    Endogenous depression (melancholia) is an atypical sub-class of the mood disorder, major depressive disorder (clinical depression). It could be caused by genetic and biological factors. Endogenous depression occurs due to the presence of an internal (cognitive, biological) stressor instead of an external (social,[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Review Clinician's Corner December 12, 2007 JAMA. 2007;298(22):2654-2664. doi:10.1001/jama.298.22.2654 Context Observational studies have suggested an association between active smoking and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Objective To conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis of studies assessing the[…][doi.org]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    bowel function suggestive of IBS.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] bowel function 41.[slideshare.net] […] are available, the algorithm will inform the decision-making process for a wide range of providers caring for primary care patients with abdominal discomfort or pain and altered[doi.org]

  • Colitis

    Abstract Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis are frequently clinical conditions in children. Another clinical entity, indeterminate colitis, is considered a subgroup of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. It is generally characterized by early onset in the first years of life, and[…][doi.org]

  • Hypothyroidism

    Infantile hepatic hemangiomas (IHH), particularly of the diffuse subtype can, in severe cases, be associated with hepatic and cardiac failure, compartment syndrome and consumptive hypothyroidism. Early recognition and treatment of these pathologies is paramount in order to minimise the risk of long-term sequelae. We[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Obstipation

    Surgical correction is reserved for patients with large rectoceles that alter bowel function. 44 Treating Constipation During Pregnancy Constipation is a common problem in[web.archive.org] […] constipation still remains unclear and there has been no single cause found for functional bowel disorders, recent studies have found a role in the alterations of serotonin[doi.org] […] in history or physical examination suggest new onset neurological impairment) Reflexes present and of normal amplitude Abnormal reflexes Though the pathophysiology behind functional[doi.org]

  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

    BACKGROUND: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal reconstruction is the standard prophylactic surgical procedure for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. However, several groups have reported the development of adenomas and even carcinomas within the ileal pouch. The predisposing factor was[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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