Results or pelvi-perineal rehabilitation in patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia

Wainstein, C; Carrillo K.; Zarate, AJ; Fuentes, B.; Venegas, M; Quera, R; Larach, A.; Larach, J; Lopez-Koestner, F


Introduction: Pelvic floor dyssynergia (PPD) is a common cause of outlet obstruction constipation. Treatment for this condition is based on pelvi-perineal re-education (PPR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of PPR on patients with PPD Methods: Patients with the diagnosis of PPD were included. The study was conducted between 2010 and 2011. PPR was performed by specialized kinesiologists. Prior and after treatment a constipation questionnaire was performed (KESS) (scale from 0 to 39 points, a higher score is associated with more symptom severity). KESS score before and after PPR were compared. Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon rank sum test for paired samples was used for statistical analysis, p value < 0,05 was considered as significant. Results: Thirteen patients were included (11 women), mean age 44.3 years old (r: 18-76). Mean total KESS score prior and after PPR were 19.6 (SD: 5.8) and 12.6 (DS: 63), respectively (P=. 002). Frequency of bowel movements, stool consistency, abdominal pain and abdominal bloating did not present statistically significant changes before and after treatment. Use of laxatives, enemas and/or digitations, as well as unsuccessful evacuation, feelings of incomplete evacuation improved significantly. Total evacuation time (before 1.53 vs after 1; P=.012) and difficult evacuation causing painful efforts (before 2.08 vs after 1.07; P=.001) also decreased significantly. Conclusion: PPR in patients with PPD, significantly improves the symptoms of obstructive constipation, mainly with respect to mechanical assistance and difficult evacuation. (C) 2012 AEC. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Results or pelvi-perineal rehabilitation in patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia
Título de la Revista: CIRUGIA ESPANOLA
Volumen: 92
Número: 2
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 95
Página final: 99
Idioma: Spanish


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