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Prune intake ameliorates chronic constipation symptoms and causes little discomfort from diarrhea and loose stools: A randomized placebo-controlled trial

Aim Little information is available about the effectiveness of natural foods in treating chronic constipation. Methods: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 84 people with persistent constipation who were presenting more than six months before and lasting for more than three months were randomized to reduce or placebo intake for 8 weeks. As primary outcomes for constipation improvement, we evaluated daily Bristol stool form scale scores and stool frequency, as well as administered the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale. After 1 week, the prune group showed significantly reduced incidences of hard stool and increased rates of normal stool, which were even more apparent after 7 weeks between the two groups. Straight after 1 week, Prune dramatically raised stool frequency right after 1 week. Also, after 4-8 weeks of cut intake, GSRS of hard stools, flatulence, and incomplete evacuation were significant reduced, with constipation and hard stool in comparison to the placebo group.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/PPR/PPR441084


Taking care of a diarrhea epidemic in an urban hospital in Bangladesh: Appraisal of putative causes, presentation, management, and deaths averted.

Introduction A diarrhea epidemic in Dhaka city and nearby areas that continued into May in April 2018 and extending into May. During the outbreak, the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, a specialist diarrheal disease hospital, saw a significant rise in patient visits. The researchers also reviewed the patients' appearance and clinical course, estimated the likelihood of mortality avoided by treating patients during the epidemic. The patients who were hospitalized at Dhaka Hospital during the diarrhea outbreak between April 2 and May 12, 2018 were compared to the DDSS-enrolled patients treated during the same years using logistic regression. During the 2018 epidemic period, B Dhaka Hospital treated 29,212 diarrheal patients. During the outbreak, Vibrio cholerae, ETEC, or Campylobacter interaction was linked with higher incidences of diarrhea. Those who were adolescents and young adults compared to those younger than five years, borrowed money or depended on assistance to pay for the hospital's transportation were more likely to experience diarrhea during the disease than those who lived outside of 20 kilometers, and those who lived outside the city were more likely to experience diarrhea during the epidemic. Conclusions/significance Vibrio cholerae was responsible for the 2018 diarrhea epidemic in Dhaka.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/34780462

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