Special Issue "Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Gastroenterology & Hepatopancreatobiliary Medicine".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Most disorders within the central or autonomic nerve systems cause gastrointestinal symptoms. The term neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) is commonly used to describe the characteristic combination of constipation, difficult evacuation, and fecal incontinence experienced by persons with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or spina bifida. Patients with Parkinson´s disease have panenteric involvement and a clinically unique presentation of gastrointestinal symptoms. Likewise, patients with diabetic neuropathy have symptoms significantly different from those of other patient groups with NBD.
The total number of patients with NBD is very large and the symptom complex has severe consequences for social activities and quality of life of those affected. Despite the improved knowledge achieved within the last decades, the treatment of NBD remains a major clinical challenge. Treatment modalities for NBD have improved significantly but, unfortunately, this is not yet fully reflected in clinical practice. Better diagnostic tools and simple screening instruments for NBD are needed and the effects of NBD on other organ systems remain obscure.
The present Special Issue will include clinically oriented reviews and original papers on the prevalence, pathophysiology, current, and future diagnostic tools, as well as established and upcoming treatments for NBD.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Krogh
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- Neurogenic bowel dysfunction
- spinal cord injury
- multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- diabetic neuropathy
- fecal incontinence
- transanal irrigation