Trans-anal irrigation TAI is used widely to treat bowel dysfunction, although evidence for its use in adult chronic functional constipation remains unclear. Long-term outcome data are lacking, and the effectiveness of therapy in this patient group is not definitively known. Evidence for effectiveness and safety was reviewed and the quality of studies was assessed. Primary research articles of patients with chronic functional constipation, treated with TAI as outpatients and published in English in indexed journals were eligible. Searching included major bibliographical databases and search terms: bowel dysfunction, defecation, constipation and irrigation. Fixed- and random-effect meta-analyses were performed.
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Rectal irrigation provides a reliable bowel management option, it is easy, quick, effective and hygienic to use, allowing you to live life to the full and not worry about your bowels. Over recent years it has been more widely used as a bowel management solution. It simply involves instilling warm tap water into the rectum via the anus and then allowing the water to be expelled, thus emptying the colon. Studies have shown that regular rectal irrigation can be an effective solution to prevent faecal incontinence and constipation. It can also reduce the amount of time spent on bowel management.
Anal Irrigation Systems
It can be used by people with a variety of bowel problems to make it easier to empty your bowels effectively and securely. If used on a regular basis, anal irrigation can help prevent chronic constipation and faecal incontinence. An anal irrigation system will usually consist of a control unit with a pump, a water bag and a rectal catheter. These systems can be very flexible; for example, if you are going away from home for several hours you can judge exactly when to use the equipment and it is also convenient to pack and bring with you. If you would like more information on this treatment, please speak to your GP or health professional as a thorough examination will be needed to assess your suitability.
Largest online gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy education and training resource with histology, x-ray images, videos, gastro calculators, and MCQs. An anal irrigation system will usually consist of a control unit with a pump, a water bag and a rectal catheter. For further information about the Peristeen anal irrigation system click please visit www. Peristeen Anal Irrigation works by introducing luke warm tap water into the bowels using a rectal catheter. The principle behind the system is very simple.