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Do Squatting Stools Get Things Going for Patients With Chronic Constipation?  MedPage Today


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Use of a defecation posture-modifying device (DPMD) was associated with normalized anorectal function among a small proportion of patients with chronic constipation, a single-center study found.

Among 325 patients with a balloon expulsion time (BET) of at least 120 seconds, 16% were able to normalize their BET to under 60 seconds when the DPMD was applied during anorectal manometry (ARM), reported Borko Nojkov, MD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues.

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