Megacolon

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Megacolon

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Megacolon" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Megacolon" returned 110 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Shigellosis and toxic megacolon secondary to Shigella flexneri serotype 3a: The challenges of laboratory diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Emma McGuire, Simon Tiberi, Holly Ciesielczuk, Mark Melzer

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2018 May;70():104-106.

 

We present a rare case of Shigella flexneri bacteraemia and toxic megacolon, and discuss the challenges of conventional laboratory techniques versus molecular PCR platforms in differentiating between Shigella species and Escherichia coli.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Relation between mast cells concentration and serotonin expression in chagasic megacolon development.
 

Author(s): M A R Freitas, N Segatto, N Tischler, E C de Oliveira, A Brehmer, A B M da Silveira

Journal: Parasite Immunol.. 2017 03;39(3):.

 

Chagas' disease is still reaching about 10 million people in the world. In South America, one of the most severe forms of this disease is the megacolon, characterized by severe constipation, dilated sigmoid colon and rectum and severe malnutrition. Previous data suggested that mast ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neurogenic Megacolon in Spinal Cord Injury.
 

Author(s): Rukma R Govindu, Michelle Kelley

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 12;375(22):e45.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Megacolon" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Symptoms and diagnostic criteria of acquired Megacolon - a systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Tahleesa Cuda, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan de Costa

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Acquired Megacolon (AMC) is a condition involving persistent dilatation and lengthening of the colon in the absence of organic disease. Diagnosis depends on subjective radiological, endoscopic or surgical findings in the context of a suggestive clinical presentation. This review sets ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chagasic megacolon: enteric neurons and related structures.
 

Author(s): Samir Jabari, Enio C de Oliveira, Axel Brehmer, Alexandre B M da Silveira

Journal: Histochem. Cell Biol.. 2014 Sep;142(3):235-44.

 

Megacolon, the irreversible dilation of a colonic segment, is a structural sign associated with various gastrointestinal disorders. In its hereditary, secondary form (e.g. in Hirschsprung's disease), dilation occurs in an originally healthy colonic segment due to an anally located, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Toxic megacolon associated with cytomegalovirus infection in a patient with steroid-naïve ulcerative colitis.
 

Author(s): Ken Inoue, Naoki Wakabayashi, Kohei Fukumoto, Shinya Yamada, Nobukatsu Bito, Naohisa Yoshida, Kazuhiro Katada, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Takeshi Ishikawa, Osamu Handa, Tomohisa Takagi, Hideyuki Konishi, Nobuaki Yagi, Satoshi Kokura, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Akio Yanagisawa, Yuji Naito

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(19):2739-43.

 

Most cases of cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) occur in those treated with immunosuppressants and/or corticosteroids. We herein present the case of a 57-year-old man with toxic megacolon associated with CMV colitis in corticosteroid-naïve ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Effects of Butyrate Enemas on Postoperative Intestinal Mobility Disorders in Hirschsprung's Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hirschsprung's Disease

 

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2018

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Neuropsychological Development and Functional Outcome Sin Children With Hirschsprung Disease at School Age
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hirschsprung's Disease (HD)

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2018

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Laparoscopic Assisted Pull-through Versus Other Surgical Procedures for Treatment of Hirschsprung Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hirschsprung Disease

 

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2017

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