Clinical Trial

Understanding Mechanisms of Normal and Disordered Defecation

Study Description

Understanding Mechanisms of Normal and Disordered Defecation

Researchers are trying to better understand why constipation occurs and improve the tests for diagnosing these conditions.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Diagnostic Test - Fecoflowmetry

Rectum will be filled with a small amount of paste.Two thin catheters will be inserted into the anus to measure pressures and electrical activity (electromyography or EMG). Subjects will be asked to sit on a commode, contract (squeeze) your anal muscles, blow into a balloon, and expel the paste into the commode.

Diagnostic Test - Rectal Barostat Study

Contractions will be recorded with a balloon inserted into the rectum and inflated

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Understanding Mechanisms of Normal and Disordered Defecation

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03842007

ParticipAid ID

eXDV8e