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The problem of defecation disorders in children is underestimated and easily goes unrecognized: a cross-sectional study

We aimed to study constipation and fecal incontinence in terms of prevalence, recognizing the disorders, help-seeking behavior, and associated symptoms. In this cross-sectional study, 240 children (8 to 18 years) from the general Dutch population completed a questionnaire about defecation disorders. After exclusions for anorectal/pelvic surgery or comorbidities, we analyzed 212...

The influence of underweight and obesity on the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis in children

Purpose The impact of lower body mass index (BMI) on appendicitis has never been addressed. We investigated whether different BMIs affect the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis in children. Methods The correlation between BMI and diagnosis accuracy and treatment quality was evaluated by retrospective analysis of 457 children diagnosed with appendicitis. Based on BMI...