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The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 179–181 | Cite as

Constipation: Clinical and roentgenolosic evaluation of the use of bran

  • M. H. Streicher
  • Lucille Quirk
Article

Conclusions

  1. 1.

    Of the 135 patients studied, 107 were improved clinically, 26 remained unchanged and 2 became worse.

     
  2. 2.

    Of 135 patients studied roentgenologically 31 demonstrated delayed cecal emptying time before bran, 16 showed delayed motility while on bran, showing that 15 were improved while on bran. Of 90 patients showing delayed total emptying time before bran, 63 were recorded with delayed motility while on bran, showing that 27 were improved.

     
  3. 3.

    Bran administered orally aids bowel activity.

     

Keywords

Bran Saccharin Intestinal Motility Corneal Ulcer Bowel Activity 
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References

  1. 1.
    Fantus, B., Kopstein, G. and Schmidt, H.: Roentgen-ray Study of Intestinal Motility as Influenced by Bran.J. A. M. A., 114: 404–408, Feb. 3, 1940.Google Scholar
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    Kopstein, G.: A Roentgenologic Contribution to the Physiology and Anatomy of Intestinal Motility.Radiology, 35: 39–44, 1940.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1943

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Streicher
    • 1
  • Lucille Quirk
    • 1
  1. 1.Chicago, Illinois

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