- Biofeedback is superior to laxatives for normal transit constipation due to pelvic floor dyssynergiaGiuseppe Chiarioni
Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation Division, Valeggio sul Mincio Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera and University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Gastroenterology 130:657-64. 2006..The aim was to compare biofeedback to laxatives plus education...
- [Treatment of levator ani syndrome: update and future developments]Giuseppe Chiarioni
COC di Valeggio s M, Divisione di Gastroenterologia dell Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Integrata di Verona
Recenti Prog Med 102:196-201. 2011..No treatment has been proven effective in unspecified functional anorectal pain where analgesic and antidepressant drugs retain a role in the absence of randomized, controlled trials...
- Biofeedback treatment of chronic constipation: myths and misconceptionsG Chiarioni
Division of Gastroenterology of the University of Verona, AOUI Verona, Gastroenterologia B, V Piano, Ospedale Policlinico GB Rossi, Piazzale LA Scuro 10, 37134, Verona, Italy
Tech Coloproctol 20:611-8. 2016..Limitations of the treatment are discussed, but biofeedback remains the safest option to successfully manage this hard-to-treat subtype of constipation. ..
- Validation of the balloon evacuation test: reproducibility and agreement with findings from anorectal manometry and electromyographyGiuseppe Chiarioni
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Verona, A O U I, Verona, Italy Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Electronic address
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 12:2049-54. 2014..We aimed to assess the reproducibility of the BET, determine the upper limit of normal, and assess its concordance with evaluation of pelvic floor dyssynergia by anorectal manometry (ARM) and pelvic floor surface electromyography (EMG)...
- Biofeedback is superior to electrogalvanic stimulation and massage for treatment of levator ani syndromeGiuseppe Chiarioni
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Verona at Verona, Italy
Gastroenterology 138:1321-9. 2010..We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of these techniques and assess physiologic mechanisms for treatment...
- Biofeedback therapy for dyssynergic defecationGiuseppe Chiarioni
Divisione di Riabilitazione Gastroenterologica dell, Universitade Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona, Centro Ospedaliero Clinicizzato, 37067 Valeggio sul Mincio VR, Italy
World J Gastroenterol 12:7069-74. 2006..Based on three randomized controlled studies in the last two years, biofeedback appears to be the preferred treatment for dyssynergic defecation in adults...
- Prokinetic effect of gut-oriented hypnosis on gastric emptyingG Chiarioni
Department of Gastroenterology, Rehabilitation Hospital of Valeggio s M, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1241-9. 2006..No data are available on the effect of hypnosis on gastric emptying...
- Biofeedback benefits only patients with outlet dysfunction, not patients with isolated slow transit constipationGiuseppe Chiarioni
Divisione di Riabilitazione Gastroenterologica, Universita di Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verone, Centro Ospedaliero Clinicizzato, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy
Gastroenterology 129:86-97. 2005..We aimed to test the hypothesis that biofeedback benefits only patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia, describe the physiologic mechanism of treatment, and identify predictors of success...
- One-year follow-up study on the effects of electrogalvanic stimulation in chronic idiopathic constipation with pelvic floor dyssynergiaGiuseppe Chiarioni
Gastrointestinal Rehabilitation Division, Valeggio sul Mincio Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Dis Colon Rectum 47:346-53. 2004..The standard therapeutic approach for pelvic floor dyssynergia is biofeedback training, but long-term studies show that a significant percentage of patients remain symptomatic. Alternative or adjunctive therapeutic options are needed...
- Sensory retraining is key to biofeedback therapy for formed stool fecal incontinenceG Chiarioni
Divisione di Riabilitazione Gastroenterologica, Universita di Verona, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona, Centro Ospedaliero Clinicizzato, Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy
Am J Gastroenterol 97:109-17. 2002....
- Manometric investigation of anorectal function in early and late stage Parkinson's diseaseG Bassotti
Laboratorio di Motilità Intestinale, Sezione di Gastroenterologia ed Epatologia, Via Enrico Dal Pozzo, 06100 Perugia, Italy
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 68:768-70. 2000..In conclusion, defecatory dysfunction is frequent in Parkinson's disease, it is not confined to late stage patients, and it is found early in the course of the disease. This has potential implications for a targeted therapeutic approach...
- Are colonic regular contractile frequency patterns in slow transit constipation a relevant pathophysiological phenomenon?G Bassotti
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, 06131 San Marco Perugia, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 35:552-6. 2003..Pathogenesis of slow transit constipation still remains elusive. Some studies have shown several colonic motor abnormalities; however, it is not easy to understand the relative importance of the single ones...
- Biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction in constipationG Bassotti
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Via Enrico Dal Pozzo, 06100 Perugia, Italy
BMJ 328:393-6. 2004
- Survival rate and prognostic factors in patients with intestinal failureI Vantini
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Internal Medicine A and Rehabilitation Gastroenterology, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Piazz le L A Scuro, 37134 Verona, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 36:46-55. 2004..Intestinal failure impairs nutritional status and survival expectance. Though intestinal adaptation and enteral independence may be achieved, artificial nutrition is needed in about half of the patients...
- Manometric assessment of idiopathic megarectum in constipated childrenGiuseppe Chiarioni
Clinica di Gastroenterologia ed Epatologia Via Enrico Dal Pozzo, Padiglione W, Perugia 06100, Italy
World J Gastroenterol 11:6027-30. 2005..Data from this group were compared with those obtained in a similar group of children with recurrent abdominal pain...
- The role of biofeedback in the treatment of gastrointestinal disordersGiuseppe Chiarioni
Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7080, USA
Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:371-82. 2008..For both incontinence and dyssynergic defecation, the benefits of biofeedback last at least 12 months...
- Randomized controlled trial of biofeedbackGiuseppe Chiarioni
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1119; author reply 1119. 2007
- Reader responds to "review of the treatment options for chronic constipation"Giuseppe Chiarioni
MedGenMed 9:69. 2007