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Combinations of laxatives and green banana biomass on the treatment of functional constipation in children and adolescents: a randomized study

Overview of attention for article published in Jornal de Pediatria, January 2019
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Title
Combinations of laxatives and green banana biomass on the treatment of functional constipation in children and adolescents: a randomized study
Published in
Jornal de Pediatria, January 2019
DOI 10.1016/j.jped.2017.10.011
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Vanessa Mello Granado Cassettari, Nilton Carlos Machado, Pedro Luiz Toledo de Arruda Lourenção, Marry Assis Carvalho, Erika Veruska Paiva Ortolan

Abstract

Evaluate the effect of combinations of green banana biomass and laxatives in children and adolescents with chronic constipation. This was a randomized study of 80 children and adolescents with functional constipation according to the Rome IV Criteria, who were divided into five groups: (1) green banana biomass alone; (2) green banana biomass plus PEG 3350 with electrolytes; (3) green banana biomass plus sodium picosulfate; (4) PEG 3350 with electrolytes alone; and (5) sodium picosulfate alone. Primary outcome measure was the reduction of the proportion of patients with Bristol Stool Form Scale ratings 1 or 2. Secondary outcome measures were: increase of the proportion of >3 bowel movements/week and reduction of the proportion of fecal incontinence, straining on defecation, painful defecation, blood in stool, abdominal pain, and decreased laxative doses. On consumption of green banana biomass alone, a statistically significant reduction was observed in the proportion of children with Bristol Stool Form Scale rating 1 or 2, straining on defecation, painful defecation, and abdominal pain. Conversely, no reduction was observed in fecal incontinence episodes/week, blood in stool, and no increase was observed in the proportion of children with >3 bowel movements/week. The percentage of children who required decreased laxative dose was high when green banana biomass was associated with sodium picosulfate (87%), and PEG 3350 with electrolytes (63%). Green banana biomass alone and associated with laxatives was well tolerated, and no adverse effects were reported. Green banana biomass is advantageous as an adjunct therapy on functional constipation, mainly for reducing doses of laxatives.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 18%
Student > Master 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Lecturer 3 4%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 32 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Chemistry 4 5%
Engineering 4 5%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 35 45%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2019.
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#2,097,754
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Outputs from Jornal de Pediatria
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