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Constipation research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Emptying disorders are of the most common causes of constipation. An adjustable toilet seat was designed by \" Shva-Nach\" Ltd company, and is designed to facilitate the angle sitting position. Its efficacy will be evaluated in the current study, on 50 volunteers who suffer from constipation and meet the Rome 3 criteria for constipation.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion criteria: 1. Patients suffering from constipation and meet the criteria of Rome 3. No sub - distribution by emptying disorders or decreased stool frequency 2. Age group 18-80 years 3. Study population may include patients suffering from metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and hypercalcemia. 4. Patients who understand the goals of the research and collaborate Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients who do not understand the goals of the research and / or unable to cooperate. 2. women with known pregnancy - second trimester and up 3. Patients with obesity - BMI> 35 and / or weight over 120 kg 4. Neurological diseases - dementia, Parkinson's disease, CVA, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury 5. Disabled patients on wheelchairs. 6. Patients with active anal fissure / fistula, active inflammation of the colon, patients after resection of the colon. 7. Minors and no judgment

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Device:Experimental toilet seat

Device:Standard toilet seat

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Experimental toilet seatExperimental toilet seat for 1 month

Standard toilet seatStandard toilet seat for 1 month

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: March 2014

Completed Date:

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Improvement in bowel movement frequency

Secondary Outcome: Improvement in quality of life

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center


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