bowel transit time


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bowel transit time

The length of time it takes for food (or a marker dye) to pass through the gastrointestinal tract, from ingestion to defecation. It is shorter in conditions such as malabsorption and more prolonged in constipation.
See also: time
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Solav, "Prospective controlled study of effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on small bowel transit time and gastric emptying half-time in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus," Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, vol.
The effect of prucalopride on small bowel transit time (SBTT) in patients undergoing VCE has not been previously investigated.
Endo et al., "Lubiprostone decreases the small bowel transit time by capsule endoscopy: an exploratory, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled 3-way crossover study," Gastroenterology Research and Practice, vol.
Diagnostic Yield of Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy Depends on the Small Bowel Transit Time. World Journal Gastroenterology 2012; 18(13):1502-1507.
The research found that amount decreases bowel transit time, increases the amount of stool being passed during a bowel routine and creates better stool consistency to help prevent bowel accidents.
The study also looked at urgency and frequency of defecation, bowel transit time, and pain scores.
Abbreviations CI: Confidence interval GTT: Gastric transit time IQR: Interquartile range OR: Odds ratio SETT: Small bowel transit time TTT: Total transit time WCE: Wireless capsule endoscopy.