Functional Constipation Webinar
Recorded on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Overview: Functional Constipation and Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation: how to diagnose and manage the patients in clinical practice.
Speaker: Maura Corsetti, Clinical Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Nottingham
Description: Functional constipation is a condition with an estimated population prevalence of 16%, characterised by infrequent bowel movements, hard stools and straining when passing stool. In a considerable proportion of patients, functional constipation overlaps with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C), which is characterised by abdominal pain associated with the altered bowel habit.
The differentiation of these two subgroups of patients is relevant in clinical practice, as the management of IBS-C needs to target both constipation and abdominal pain. This webinar will teach how to differentiate patients with functional constipation from IBS-C and how to manage these patients, providing simple tips for the clinical practice.
Faecal Incontinence Webinar
Recorded on: Wednesday 6th September 2017.
1 in 40 people you know are faecally incontinent on an at least monthly basis. As patients age, this prevalence increases. Bowel incontinence is a Cinderella topic – with patients often embarrassed to mention it and clinicians feeling there is little to be done. This is especially distressing as faecal incontinence is the commonest reason to be placed in a care home, and because there is much that can be done to manage the condition.
Dr Anton Emmanuel, Senior Lecturer & Consultant Neuro-Gastroenterologist at University College London
Key learning outcomes:
• How to identify patients with faecal incontinence these patients and what basic assessment is needed to inform a management plan
• Evidence for diet, medication and devices
• When to refer on for specialist care in a minority of patients
• Q&A session for participant questions