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Volume 18, Issue 6 (9-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 18(6): 78-85 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of pediatrics, Arak University of Medical sciences, Arak, Iran
2- Department of pediatrics, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , parsayousefichaijan@yahoo.com
3- Depatrment of Base Sciences, Arak University of Medical sciences, Arak, Iran
Abstract:   (5383 Views)

  Background: The prevalence of constipation in childhood is 0.7% to 29.6%. Inorganic causes are considered as the most common cause of constipation in children. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is the most effective and safest laxatives which is usable in children in the long-term. This study was conducted to evaluate and compare the effect of PEG treatment and probiotic bacilluscoagulans and bifidobacterium and probiotic to enhance the growth of probiotics.

  Materials and Methods: In this double blind clinical trial study(interventional study), 120 children aged 2-16 years with chronic functional constipation enrolled the study based on ROME III criteria. The bowels became empty by using liquid paraffin. Then, children were randomly divided into three groups of polyethylene glycol+placebo and Probiotics+placebo and polyethylene glycol+probiotics recipients. After 6 weeks of treatment, treatment success rates between the three groups were compared before and after the study Data analyzed by SPSS 20 software.

  Results: The results of the study conducted on the three groups for treatment of constipation showed that the effect of polyethylene glycol and probiotic on treatment was considerable before and after treatment but the levels of effect was similar in the comparison of groups. The simultaneous use of two drugs was more effective than a single drug.

Conclusion: Overall, the results of our study showed that concurrent use of polyethylene glycol and probiotics is much more effective in the treatment of constipation.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2014/12/21 | Accepted: 2015/04/20