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Successful Fecal Bacteria Transplantation and Nurse Management for a Patient With Intractable Functional Constipation

A Case Study

Huang, Yingchun MS; Wang, Xinying PhD; Li, Xuejiao MS; Peng, Nanhai MD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000134
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Intractable functional constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder that features persistent difficult defecation, reduced bowel movements, or a feeling of incomplete defecation. Despite many therapeutic approaches, there has not been an established standard treatment protocol. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), an innovative therapy that was introduced recently, has been preliminarily shown to have good effects and is expected to have good prospects. However, nursing is also of great importance during the process of FMT. An innovative nursing care protocol is combined with FMT, with a view to improving the clinical symptoms and quality of life of patients with intractable functional dyspepsia. This case-based study addresses the effects of nursing interventions used during the treatment of one patient with intractable functional constipation who received FMT.

Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.

Correspondence: Nanhai Peng, MD, Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China (peng.head@163.com).

The first 2 authors contributed equally to this work.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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