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Abstract

Colon Irrigation: Effective, Safe, and Well-Tolerated Alternative to Traditional Therapy in the Management of Refractory Chronic Constipation

Background: Chronic constipation is a global problem associated with considerable morbidity and significant financial burden. It unfortunately remains a poorly understood and an under-investigated issue. Current therapies are costly and produce sub-optimal results. The aim of our study was to investigate an alternative to traditional treatment that is effective and well tolerated.
Methods: 175 patients with varying etiologies of chronic constipation underwent a high-volume colon irrigation procedure from August 2016 to January 2018.
Results: 100% of the patients had successful passage of stool while undergoing the high-volume colon irrigation procedure.
Conclusion: High-volume colon irrigation appears to be an effective, well-tolerated, and safe alternative to medical therapy for patients suffering with chronic constipation.


Author(s): Parth J Parekh, Dawn Burleson, Craig Lubin and David A Johnson

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