Dr. David Cutting is a valued colleague who is reporting initial success rates of 79% using the bedwetting alarm in his pediatric office practice in Melbourne Australia. At six months, 73% continued to be dry and at 24 months, 64% continued dry. It is very rare that a busy practicing physician is able to systematically conduct follow up research and report on the results of his own treatments. He utilizes two continence nurses and his interventions are very elaborate and very, very supportive.
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The topics include:
- Encopresis Overview
- Encopresis Causes
- Encopresis Symptoms
- When to Seek Medical Care
- Encopresis Diagnosis
- Encopresis Treatment
- Encopresis Self-Care at Home
- Encopresis Medical Treatment
- Emptying the Colon of Stool
- Establishing Regular Soft and Painless Bowel Movements
- Maintaining Very Regular Bowel Movements
- Encopresis Medications
- Encopresis Other Therapy
- Encopresis Follow-up
- Encopresis Prevention
- Encopresis Prognosis
I have been following a Yahoo! group on encopresis. It is led by a young mother who has a child with encopresis who is sensitive and supportive. It appears to be flourishing with good traffic and new members.
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IFFGD, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, is a nonprofit education and research organization founded in 1991. IFFGD addresses the issues surrounding life with gastrointestinal (GI) functional and motility disorders and increases the awareness about these disorders among the general public, researchers, and the clinical care community. This site refers to information and fact sheets, which can be purchased for learning about a variety of problems and interventions unique to the GI tract or certain portions or conditions thereof.
This website gives a good summary of the definition, statistics, causes, and standard treatment for encopresis, but does not include more experimental and recent effective treatment approaches.
This prestigious medical institution reviews the definition, symptoms, and causes for encopresis with contact information for treatment. The clinic has been in the forefront for biofeedback for encopresis.
- What are elimination disorders?
- What are the symptoms of encopresis?
- What causes encopresis?
- How common is encopresis?
- How is encopresis diagnosed?
- How is encopresis treated?
- What other problems are associated with encopresis?
- What is the outlook for children with encopresis?
- Can encopresis be prevented?
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Dr. Robert W. Collins is a charter member of this organization. The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, a national nonprofit organization, is committed to advancing psychology as a profession and improving the delivery of health services to the public. To realize its mission,
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This is a truly unique organization led by parents with a combined interest in both enuresis and Encopresis. My impression is that in many “socialized medicine” countries much more is asked, expected, and volunteered by families to manage problems with behavioral methods than here in the USA. The USA appears to be more medicalized and “stuck” on the use of medications and surgical procedures.
While the majority of the cases of Encopresis are of the retentive or “outlet obstruction” variety. Some children pass normal, soft stools, but don’t do it when and where they are supposed to, which is the very definition of encopresis. The medical assessment is usually normal, and signs of constipation are noticeably absent. This link takes you to the original article entitled, “Treatment Guidelines for Primary Nonretentive Encopresis and Stool Toileting Refusal” in The American Family Physician. You will also find here the means for ordering a pamphlet on this problem. Our Soiling Solutions® approaches can often be effective for this form of encopresis because they regulate and form habits for urge recognition and voiding on a regular, preventative schedule. Many medical authorities are pessimistic about the successful treatment of this form of encopresis.
A comprehensive information guide about sleep disorders. Descriptions, symptoms, causes, and treatments of various sleep disorders like sleep apnea, bedwetting, encopresis, insomnia, snoring, restless legs and narcolepsy.
This site offers up-to-date information on Functional GI and Motility Disorders for both the professional and the patient, and provides information on the Center and its research, training, patient education and clinical treatment. The Co-directors of this Center are Douglas A Drossman, M.D. and William Whitehead, Ph.D., who have been very instrumental in the formation of the International Foundation of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (see link above) and arranging for its International Conferences on Encopresis and Enuresis.