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Use of fibers in childhood constipation treatment: systematic review with meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Jornal de Pediatria, September 2018
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Title
Use of fibers in childhood constipation treatment: systematic review with meta-analysis
Published in
Jornal de Pediatria, September 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.jped.2017.10.014
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Authors

Patricia Piccoli de Mello, Diego Andre Eifer, Elza Daniel de Mello

Abstract

To gather current evidence on the use of fiber for constipation treatment in pediatric patients. Systematic review with meta-analysis of studies identified through Pubmed, Embase, LILACS and Cochrane databases published up to 2016. Randomized controlled trials; patients aged between 1 and 18 years and diagnosed with functional constipation receiving or not drug treatment for constipation; articles published in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and German in journals accessible to the researchers. A total of 2963 articles were retrieved during the search and, after adequate evaluation, nine articles were considered relevant to the study objective. A total of 680 children were included, of whom 45% were boys. No statistical significance was observed for bowel movement frequency, stool consistency, therapeutic success, fecal incontinence, and abdominal pain with fiber intake in patients with childhood constipation. These results should be interpreted with care due to the high clinical heterogeneity between the studies and the methodological limitation of the articles selected for analysis. There is a scarcity of qualified studies to evaluate fiber supplementation in the treatment of childhood constipation, generating a low degree of confidence in estimating the real effect of this intervention on this population. Today, according to the current literature, adequate fiber intake should only be recommended for functional constipation, and fiber supplementation should not be prescribed in the diet of constipated children and adolescents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Professor 4 6%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 24 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Engineering 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Physics and Astronomy 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 33 48%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 31 December 2020.
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#4,434,936
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Outputs from Jornal de Pediatria
#84
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#83,144
of 284,957 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Jornal de Pediatria
#1
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