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Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders

Marshall, Jill; Gardiner, Angela; Duthie, Graeme


Jill Marshall

Angela Gardiner

Graeme Duthie


This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a study of 80 patients and conclude that it is a valuable treatment for some patients.


Gardiner, A., Marshall, J., & Duthie, G. (2004). Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 19(9), 39-42. doi:10.7748/ns2004.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2004
Publication Date Nov 10, 2004
Journal Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN 2047-9018
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 9
Pages 39-42
Keywords General Medicine
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PMID 15574053