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Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction and Gastrointestinal Problems

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

Gastrointestinal problems in individuals with spinal cord injury are a major cause of morbidity. Patients with spinal cord injuries need a bowel program that allows socially acceptable continence and prevents fecal impaction. This chapter describes the pathophysiological basis of bowel dysfunction and treatment strategies associated with normal and spinal cord injuries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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