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Normal Bowel Function Restored After Oxygen Therapy In Systemic Sclerosis And Colonic Inertia

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#1 janey


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:47 PM

Normal Bowel Function Restored After Oxygen Therapy in Systemic Sclerosis and Colonic Inertia.

Colorectal involvement with obstructed defecation is a common complication of progressive systemic sclerosis (pSSc), compromising quality of life and placing patients at risk for life-threatening complications. J Rheumatol 2007; 34:1777-8. (Also see: GI involvement)

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:27 PM

I have to say that one surprised me, Janey. Very interesting.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:53 AM


Lovin' good news all the time.

Pretty simple solution to a serious problem. Wonder why that is...

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:14 AM

Hi, has there been any follow up on this, or has anyone had the oxygen therapy?.

It seems a shame that there was no follow up.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:17 PM

Hi Summer,

I agree; it would be very interesting to hear if any of our members had the oxygen therapy and whether it was successful for them. :)

Thankfully I haven't had any Sclero bowel problems so can't really advise from my own experience, but it does sound from Janey's report as if the patient who received oxygen by nasal cannula was doing well afterwards.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:56 PM

I have had bowel issues for many years, even before the scleroderma diagnosis. I have been on and off oxygen over the past 7 years with a nasal canula. I have noticed no difference. However, my bowel issues have not been obstruction, more diarrhea.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

I am due to have a loop ileostomy in a couple of months time due to slow transit and Colonic Inertia.

Does anyone know how we can find out about how this patient is going?, I have tried to email a contact person at the bottom of the report, without success.

It certainly would be good if there was a trial on this.

Many thanks