Author(s): Enck P
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Abstract For 20 years now, biofeedback applications in the treatment of fecal incontinence and, more recently, chronic constipation in adults have proven that improvement of anorectal function can be achieved in a majority of patients. Despite this evidence, the definitive mode of action of biofeedback training remains obscure but may include improvement of both motor and sensory functions of the anorectum. In addition, behavioral modification of individual defecatory behavior in these patients may be effective as well. The long-term results of such treatment need to be tested in future research.
This article was published in Dig Dis Sci
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access