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Faecal incontinence in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15313364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Faecal incontinence can affect individuals of all ages and in many cases greatly impairs quality of life, but incontinent patients should not accept their debility as either inevitable or untreatable. Education of the general public and of health-care providers alike is important, because most cases are readily treatable. Many cases of mild incontinence respond to simple medical therapy, whereas patients with more advanced incontinence are best cared for after complete physiological assessment. Recent advances in therapy have led to promising results, even for patients with refractory incontinence. Health-care providers must make every effort to communicate fully with incontinent patients and to help restore their self-esteem, eliminate their self-imposed isolation, and allow them to resume an active and productive lifestyle.
Robert D Madoff; Susan C Parker; Madhulika G Varma; Ann C Lowry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  364     ISSN:  1474-547X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:    2004 Aug 14-20
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-17     Completed Date:  2004-08-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fecal Incontinence* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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