Document Detail


An office guide to whole-gut transit time. Patients' recollection of their stool form.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7930429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Forty-seven patients (ages 17-74 years, 33 women) who had irritable bowel syndrome and who attended a gastroenterology clinic had their whole-gut transit time (WGTT) assessed by an abdominal radiograph after ingesting 20 radioopaque markers on 4 consecutive days. Immediately afterward, the patients completed a questionnaire that asked about their stool form on the Bristol Scale, their bowel frequency, and whether they thought they had been experiencing diarrhea or constipation during the previous 5 days. WGTT varied from 7 to 96 h. Stool form correlated significantly with WGTT (r = -0.57, p < 0.001), whereas stool frequency did not (r = 0.31, NS). The regression equation relating WGTT to stool form was WGTT (h) = 75-10 (stool form). WGTT, stool form, and frequency were significantly different in patients reporting constipation compared with those who reported diarrhea, diarrhea and constipation, or neither, but in the last three groups these parameters were not significantly different from each other. Patients' recollection of stool form is a reasonable guide to their transit time and can be used in the office to identify pseudodiarrhea and true constipation.
Authors:
K W Heaton; L J O'Donnell
Related Documents :
19377789 - Noninvasive assessment of endothelial function and st segment changes during exercise t...
11319199 - Peripheral arterial responses to treadmill exercise among healthy subjects and atherosc...
10898409 - Exercise testing and electron beam computed tomography in the evaluation of coronary ar...
19017329 - Prognostic value of exercise stress test and dobutamine stress echo in patients with kn...
2226509 - Cardiac evaluation of candidates for kidney transplantation: value of exercise radionuc...
3568049 - Left ventricular functional recovery from exercise in normals and patients with coronar...
25289709 - Combined swimming exercise and soybean intake reduces early atherosclerotic lesions and...
17150429 - Malnutrition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
8177649 - Effect of exercise on simple reaction times of recreational athletes.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-04     Completed Date:  1994-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University Department of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, England.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Colonic Diseases, Functional / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Defecation / physiology
Feces*
Female
Gastrointestinal Transit*
Humans
Male
Medical History Taking
Questionnaires
Radiography, Abdominal

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Functional abdominal bloating.
Next Document:  Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopy in distinguishing the type and severity of in...