Constipation in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

Ramón Núñez and Maria Angelica Fabbro (Editors)
C/ Fco. Vaca Morales, Badajoz, Spain, and others

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: HEA046000



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This book on constipation in children contains a complete update of this common problem in the world. It has been written by authors from 9 countries, who are experts in this field. In most cases, constipation is functional in origin, but one mustn’t forget the organic causes such as Hirschsprung’s disease, endocrine-metabolic disorders (Hypotiroidism, hypokalemia) or digestive diseases such as celiac disease or cystic fibrosis. Over the course of 18 chapters, this book describes the epidemiology and genetics of constipation, the anatomophysiology of defecation, ætiology, physiopathology, anterior ectopic anus, clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing of defecation disorders, colonic dysmotility, differential diagnosis (functional vs. organic), and several treatment options (medical and surgical). The book ends with long-term results in children with chronic constipation, and with the latest advances in future cellular therapies (Stem Cells) for defecation disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )



Chapter 1. Constipation in Children: Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors
(Mª Angélica Fabbro, Sergio D’Agostino and Raquel Núñez-Ramos, Paediatric Surgery Unit, San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. Clinical Genetics and Constipation
(Enrique Galán-Gómez and Pilar Méndez Pérez, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Genetic Basis of Hirschsprung’s Disease
(Salud Borrego, Macarena Ruiz-Ferrer and Raquel M. Fernández, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío/CSIC/Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain)

Chapter 4. Anatomophysiology of Defecation and Fæcal Continence: Normal Stooling Pattern and Toilet Training
(Ramón Núñez Núñez, Carolina Moreno Hurtado and J. Ignacio Santamaría Ossorio Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain)

Chapter 5. Functional vs. Organic Constipation: Pathophysioloy of
(Manuel López-Alonso, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío/CSIC/Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain)

Chapter 6. The Anal Position Index and the Anal Caliber in the Newborn: Anterior Ectopic Anus and Constipation
Raquel Núñez-Ramos, Mª Angélica Fabbro, Miguel González-Velasco, Isabel Vargas Muñoz and Ramón Núñez Núñez, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7. Clinical Evaluation of Children with Constipation: History and Physical Examination
(Shaman Rajindrajith and Niranga M. Devanarayana, University Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
Ragama, Sri Lanka)

Chapter 8. Diagnostic Testing of Defecation Disorders
(Sophie Wessel and Marc Benninga, Emma Children’s Hospital/AMC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Chapter 9. Colonic Dysmotiliy in Chronic Constipation
(Olivia Liem and Marc Benninga, Emma Children’s Hospital/AMC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Chapter 10. Differential Diagnosis: Functional vs. Organic Constipation
(Piyawan Chiengkriwate, Alejandro Romero Albillos, José Juan Fernández de Mera and Ana Márquez Armenteros, Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 11. Medical Management and Prevention of Chronic Constipation in Children
(Alfred K. Yeung and Carlo Di Lorenzo, Alberta Children’s Hospital,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and others)

Chapter 12. Constipation and Diet
(José Manuel Moreno-Villares and Raquel Núñez-Ramos, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 13. Biofeedback in Chronic Constipation and Functional Fæcal
Incontinence in Children
(Eva Mª Enríquez Zarabozo, Ramón Núñez Núñez, Sonia Amat Valero, Ana Torres de Aguirre and Emilio Blesa Sánchez, Complejo Hospitalario, Universitario de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain)

Chapter 14. Sacral Neuromodulation for Chronic Constipation in Children
(B.P.W. van Wunnik and Cor G.M.I. Baeten, Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Chapter 15. Transcutaneus Electrical Stimulation over the Belly in Slow-Transit Constipation
(Bridget R. Southwell, Yee Ian Yik, Andre Tan, Julie Jordan-Ely and John M. Hutson, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia)
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Chapter 16. Surgical Treatment for Chronic Constipation in Children: Botox in Chronic Constipation
(Rodolfo Cabrera García, M.A. José Moya Jiménez and Ana I. Jiménez Lorente, Hospital Universitario Infantil Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain, and others)

Chapter 17. Functional Constipation: Long-Term Follow-up
(Emilio Blesa Sánchez, Rute Cavaco Fernandes and Sonia Amat Valero, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain)

Chapter 18. Advances in Enteric Neural Stem Cell Biology: How Close are We to Use Them in Defecation Disorders?
(Ryo Hotta, Dipa Natarajan and Nikhil Thapar, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and others)


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