High prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome and upper gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with chronic renal failure


Kahvecioglu S., Akdag I., Kiyici M., Gullulu M., Yavuz M., Ersoy A. , ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.61-66, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-66
  • Keywords: chronic renal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, gender, anxiety, depression, GASTRIC MYOELECTRICAL ACTIVITY, HEMODIALYSIS-PATIENTS, DEPRESSION, MOTILITY, ANXIETY, IMPACT

Abstract

Background. Gastrointestinal symptoms and psychiatric disorders are common among patients with chronic renal failure since uremia affects all systems as well as the gastrointestinal tract. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a frequent functional disorder worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the frequency of IBS and upper gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). The relationships between IBS, sex and additional psychiatric disorders in the same patient group were determined and results were compared with controls.