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Topic: Hirschsprung's Disease

  1. Brochure: Hirschsprung's Disease

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    By: Jacob C. Langer, MD; International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    This fact sheet was written to answer questions about Hirschsprung's disease, treatment, surgery, and follow up.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Colon Manometry: Questions and Answers

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    By: Carlo DiLorenzo, MD

    Your child is scheduled for a specialized test called colon manometry that will check the motility of the colon. This guide will help to prepare you and your child so that the experience is as successful as it can be.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Disorders of Defecation in Children: What is the Role of the Surgeon?

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    By: Jacob C. Langer, MD

    When a new baby is born, we assume that he or she will spend most of the first few months of life engaged in a small number of basic activities: sleeping, feeding, peeing, and pooping. The passage of waste is a basic function of all living organisms, which is so ingrained and routine that most of us do not even think twice about it. The inability to defecate in children is usually due either to a problem with formation of the anus or with the inability of the colon to push the stool from one end to the other (Hirschsprung's disease and other motility disorders).

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  4. Fact Sheet: Defecation Disorders after Surgery for Hirschsprung's Disease

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    By: Paul E. Hyman, MD

    Over 1,000 new cases of Hirschsprung's disease are diagnosed in the USA every year. More than half the children treated appropriately with surgery for Hirschsprung's disease suffer from chronic problems with constipation, incontinence, and/or abdominal pain. Even as adults, over half will experience occasional episodes of incontinence, and 10% will endure constipation unresponsive to medical management. Nonetheless, adjustment for teenagers and young adults with Hirschsprung's disease is not different than for healthy children; successful adjustment depends largely on family support. Revised and updated 2009.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Hirschsprung’s Disease in Children and Adults

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    By: Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH

    Hirschsprung’s disease is an illness that people are born with (congenital), in which there is a lack of nerve cells (ganglion cells) in the segments of the intestinal tract located in the colon or rectum. Since the first operative curative technique for Hirschsprung’s disease was described in 1948, progress in diagnostic methods and surgical techniques have allowed the survival and successful treatment of most children with Hirschsprung’s disease. In spite of these advances, postoperative problems continue to occur. Recently, research has produced a better understanding of the disease, knowledge that will undoubtedly lead to further refinements of the surgical techniques and better treatment of these patients.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Bowel Problems in Adults After Surgical Treatment for Childhood Hirschsprung’s Disease

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    By: Kasaya Tantiphlachiva, MD; Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FRCP (LON)

    Hirschsprung’s disease is a rare illness that people are born with (congenital). It occurs annually in about 1 in 5,000 live births. In Hirschsprung’s disease there is a lack of nerve cells (ganglion cells) in segments of the intestinal tract located in the colon and/or rectum.

    The treatment is surgery to remove the abnormal bowel segment and restore bowel continuity. Following surgical treatment, most children have a good outcome, but some have persistent bowel problems such as constipation, soiling, fecal incontinence, and inflammation in the colon (enterocolitis). These symptoms can impact the quality of life, which also needs to be addressed.

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  7. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 17.03 - Fall 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 17.03 - Fall 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • GERD Awareness Week
    • How Man’s Commonest Infection kept its Secret
    • Radiation Induced Injury to the Colon and Rectum
    • Bowel Problems in Adults after Surgical Treatment for Childhood Hirschsprung’s Disease
    • Books of Interest
    • Industry Council News
    • Digestive Health Research: Diverticular Disease and Nuts, Corn, and Popcorn
    • Participate in Online Studies about IBS

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  8. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 17.02 - Summer 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 17.02 - Summer 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • Another Complication of Reflux: Laryngeal Pharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
    • Incontinence: Quality of Life and Overcoming Barriers to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    • Hirschsprung’s Disease in Children and Adults
    • The Clinical Corner – Answers to Your Questions About Digestive Health
      - Enterocoloitis after Treatment for Hirschprung's Disease
      - Diarrhea and Incontinence Caused by Medication
    • Enterocolitis after Treatment for Hirschsprung’s Disease
    • Diarrhea and Incontinence Caused by Medication
    • Co-Morbidities with TMJDs: Common Mechanisms of Disease?
    • Challenges: Understanding the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Symptom Based Psychology for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • IFFGD Proposes IBS Research and Treatment Act

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  9. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 16.02 - Summer 2007 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 16.02 - Summer 2007 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • Procedure Costs and Surgical Rates in IBS patients
    • The Clinical Corner
    • Commentary on Post-infectious IBS study
    • Changes in Bowel Control at Childbirth
    • Recently Published Pediatric Studies
    • Why Does Milk Bother Me?
    • How to Prepare for Tests
    • On Tract: Topics in GI Motility
    • IFFGD Presents 2007 Research Awards
    • Hirschsprung’s Disease Study
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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