Topic: Other Disorders/Symptoms
Fact Sheet: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome817
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) was first described about 120 years ago by Dr. Samuel Gee, the erudite British physician. Interest in the syndrome was revived when Kathleen Adams, a parent of an affected child founded the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association in 1993. She enlisted the support of pediatric gastroenterologists, Drs. David Fleisher and B.U.K. Li, who recognized that better treatment of the disorder would only occur if the syndrome could be scientifically defined for medical researchers. This article describes CVS and approaches to treatment.Topics: CVS, Motility, Nausea, vomiting, Nausea, vomiting, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Stomach Disorders, Stomach Disorders
Fact Sheet: Rumination Syndrome in Children and Adolescents822
Rumination syndrome is an under-recognized condition in pediatric and adolescent patients. The purpose of this article is to describe the characteristics and treatment of this disorder that prompts parents to bring their child to the doctor for evaluation of regurgitation or vomiting up of food after eating and to answer common questions about the condition. Reviewed 2009.Topics: Other Disorders/Symptoms
Fact Sheet: Infant Dyschezia: Looking out for Number Two823
Defecation requires two coordinated events: pelvic floor relaxation and an increase in intra abdominal pressure. The coordination of the defecatory act carries with it developmental overtones and the failure to meet developmental milestones in the control of defecation results in functional symptoms.
Fact Sheet: Infant Regurgitation826
Regurgitation is when the stomach contents flow back up the esophagus and into the mouth. It is a type of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) – the other type being occult or silent reflux. Silent reflux is when the contents of the stomach only go part way up the esophagus. Infants tend to have more regurgitation episodes than silent episodes of GER as compared to adults.
Fact Sheet: Constipation in Young Children833
Answers to the questions: Are there long-term affects of an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines that occurs mainly in under-weight or premature infants called NEC [Necrotizing enterocolitis]? Could having constipation now do any damage to an affected child's bowel as a result of his having had this disease? Reviewed 2009.
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Using the Fetal Gastrointestinal Tract to Overcome Neonatal Disease834
As a practicing Pediatric Surgeon, I have been struck by the challenges of dealing with severe neonatal growth retardation and gastrointestinal problems after birth. The gestational period before birth provides an intriguing time for possible maternal-fetal interventions, which could hopefully minimize, or eliminate the developing baby's problems. I would like to share a few of our ideas and progress in the laboratory in studying fetal gastrointestinal development during the last trimester of gestation. This time period correlates to the 6th-9th month of human pregnancy.
In this issue:
Topics: Bacteria, gut flora, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, DHM Magazines, Food intolerance, Malabsorption, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Other Disorders/Symptoms, Research
- April is IBS Awareness Month
- Changes You Should Not Ignore if You Have IBS
- News You can Us:
- Not All "Probiotics" are Alike
- Genetic Factors in IBS?
- A Changing Environment and the Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease
- Lactose Intolerance and Health
- Courageous Stories - Aduts and Kids; Functional and Motility Disorders
- Expressive Writing may be a Promising Treatment for IBS
- Constipation in Children
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