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Topic: Colonic inertia, Pseudo-obstruction

  1. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction


    By: Paul E. Hyman, MD

    Your child has been diagnosed as having intestinal pseudo-obstruction or some other form of chronic gastrointestinal motility disorder. This brochure has been written to help you understand these disorders and the effects they may have on your child.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  2. Fact Sheet: Electrical Stimulation and Pacing for Digestive Disorders: a Status Report


    By: Paul E. Hyman, MD; Richard W. McCallum, MD

    Nerves and muscles respond actively to an electric stimulus. The role and progress for electrical pacing and stimulation in the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach as well as the intestines, and treatment possibilities for disorders such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and severe constipation are discussed.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction in Children: An Overview


    By: Paul E. Hyman, MD

    Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is the name given to a number of rare disorders that cause impaired gastrointestinal motility (movement in the digestive tract). A diagnosis of CIP is based on symptoms that occur when the intestine is blocked and on clinical findings. In pseudo-obstruction, the symptoms are caused not by a surgically correctable tumor, twist, or ulcer in the bowel, but by a problem having to do with the strength or coordination of the contractions that move along the contents of the bowel.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Colon Manometry: Questions and Answers


    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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  5. Fact Sheet: Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction


    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Carlo DiLorenzo, MD

    Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is a rare disorder of gastrointestinal motility where coordinated contractions (peristalsis) in the intestinal tract become altered and inefficient. When this happens, nutritional requirements cannot be adequately met. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of CIP. Reviewed 2009.

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