Search for dissertations about: "constipation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 51 swedish dissertations containing the word constipation.

  1. 1. Slow Transit Constipation : Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment

    Author : Erik Lundin; Urban Karlbom; Wilhelm Graf; Anders Dolk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surgery; colectomy; constipation; radio-opaque markers; rectal compliance; rectal sensation; scintigraphy; segmental colonic resection; segmental colonic transit; sphincter pressure; Kirurgi; Surgery; Kirurgi;

    Abstract : Oral 111-Indium-DTPA colonic scintigraphy was used to assess segmental transit in 23 patients with slow transit constipation (STC) and 13 controls. The transit time did not differ between patients and controls in the right colon, whereas the patients had a consistent delay from the transverse colon and distally (P... READ MORE

  2. 2. Constipation in palliative care : Prevalence, definitions, symptom distress and risk-factors

    Author : Eva Erichsén; Maria Friedrichsen; Anna Milberg; Tiny Jaarsma; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Palliative care; constipation; prevalence; definition; symptom-distress; risk factors;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Constipation for patients in palliative care is common and described with variations in prevalence. Side -effects from opioid- treatment, is considered to be one of the main factors leading to constipation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nutritional status, body composition and physical activity among older people living in residential care facilities

    Author : Maine Carlsson; Yngve Gustafson; Frode Slinde; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Nutritional status; constipation; BW loss; UTI; body composition; exercise; muscle mass; functional balance; Nutrition; Näringslära; näringslära; Nutrition;

    Abstract : The main purpose of this thesis was to study, whether drinkable yoghurt enriched with probiotic bacteria could have any effect on constipation and body weight (BW) among older people with dementia. Further, it concerns poor nutritional status among older people with physical and cognitive impairments and its relationship with factors commonly occur in older people living in residential care facilities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cold feet in children with neurological disorders

    Author : Lena Svedberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Skin temperature; Acupuncture; Autonomic dysfunction; Cerebral palsy; Spinal cord disorders; Pain; Constipation; Well-being; Parental health; Parental mood; Restricted time; Services support; Sleeping disorders;

    Abstract : These studies focused on presence of cold feet in children with neurological disorders and raised the questions: Does acupuncture affect skin temperature? Are cold feet a general symptom in children with neurological disorders? Are cold feet associated with other symptoms? What are the moods, health, and daily life experiences of these children’s parents? Study I assessed effects of acupuncture on skin temperature in children with neurological disorders. The study was of pilot character, to determine if further investigation in a larger, well-characterised group could be worthwhile. READ MORE

  5. 5. Aspects of institutional care of patients with dementia

    Author : Per-Olof Sandman; Rolf Adolfsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Dementia; institutional care; ADL; constipation; conversation; dietary intake; morning; care; relocation;

    Abstract : The aim of the present study was to investigate all long-term institutions in the county of Västerbotten, Northern Sweden, to give a detailed description of the institutionalized population with respect to motor functions, vision, hearing, speech, ADL-functions, prevalence of psychiatric symptoms and behavioral disturbances, staff work load, use of psychoactive drugs and prevalence of dementia. Another aim was to select some specific 'problem areas' in the nursing care of demented patients for further descriptive and interventional studies. READ MORE