8 (a) Number of defecations prior to when 50% of all faecal weight was defecated.
We compared GRT in relation to sex and age classes of bears, feeding time (midday/midnight), activity, diet (berry/carcass), weights of experimental food and supplemental food, cumulative weight of faeces and defecation rate.
All the patients had constipation, complaining of decreased bowel frequency (fewer than three defecations per week), sensation of incomplete evacuation, lumpy or hard stools at least 25% of defecations, and straining during at least 25% of defecations.
Four clinical variables were assessed through self-monitoring, including: frequency of defecations per week, sensation of incomplete evacuation (0 = no sense of incomplete evacuation, 5 = middle sense of incomplete evacuation, 10 = severe sense of incomplete evacuation), difficulty evacuation level (0 = no difficulty, 5 = middle difficulty, 10 = severe difficulty), and perianal pain at defecation (0 = no pain, 5 = middle pain, 10 = severe pain).
The researchers defined chronic constipation as fewer than three complete bowel movements per week and at least one of the following: pain on defecation
on at least 25% of days; at least 25% of bowel movements with straining; and at least 25% of bowel movements with hard or lumpy stools.
Lumpy or hard stools in [greater than or equal to] 25% of defecations
Sensation of incomplete evacuation in [greater than or equal to] 25 % of defecations
Study investigators reviewed patients' medical records to see if the subjects had received anorectal defecation testing.
Anorectal defecation testing of patients with IBS-type symptoms is thought to have become more common at highly specialized centers in recent years, Dr.
Study investigators reviewed the patients' medical records to see if the subjects had been given any anorectal defecation
The researchers found that constipated children showed significantly more concern about painful defecation
, were more likely to avoid using the toilet, and had a reduced awareness of rectal distention cues.
Distal hidden rectal intussusception and rectocele are the most known organic causes of obstructive defecation