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      Biofeedback Therapy for Defecation Disorders

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          Biofeedback therapy is a useful adjunct to conventional treatment for many patients with refractory defecation disorders. This article provides an overview regarding the historical evolution of this treatment together with current perspectives regarding the principles and techniques of performing biofeedback therapy and an assessment of its outcome in adults and pediatric patients with defecation disorders.

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          Journal
          DDI
          Dig Dis
          10.1159/issn.0257-2753
          Digestive Diseases
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-6521-9
          978-3-318-00892-0
          0257-2753
          1421-9875
          1997
          1997
          04 November 2008
          : 15
          : Suppl 1
          : 78-92
          Affiliations
          Departments of aMedicine and Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, and bDepartment of Gastroenterology, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
          Article
          171623 Dig Dis 1997;15:78–92
          10.1159/000171623
          9177947
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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