Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders
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Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders

Angela Gardiner Clinical physiologist and endoscopist, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Yorkshire
Jill Marshall Stoma care nurse specialist, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Yorkshire
Graeme Duthie Reader in surgery and consultant surgeon, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Yorkshire

This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a study of 80 patients and conclude that it is a valuable treatment for some patients.

Nursing Standard. 19, 9, 39-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.11.19.9.39.c3755

Correspondence

A.B.Gardiner@hull.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review