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Colon irrigation causes lymphocyte movement from gut-associated lymphatic tissues to peripheral blood.

Abstract Title: Colon irrigation causes lymphocyte movement from gut-associated lymphatic tissues to peripheral blood. Abstract Source: Biomed Res. 2009 Oct;30(5):311-4. PMID: 19887728 Abstract Author(s): Yoko Uchiyama-Tanaka Abstract: It is well established that the intestine is an important site responsible for the local immune system. It is speculated that people suffering from constipation and carrying fecal residues in the intestine may have a decreased function of this immune system. In this study, colon irrigation, which is cleansing of the colon using a simple hydrotherapy instrument, was performed in 10 subjects with or without the disease. The number of leukocytes and their demarcation were then evaluated. The number and ratio of lymphocytes increased significantly after irrigation. This result suggested that colon irrigation might induce lymphocyte transmigration from gut-associated lymphatic tissues into the circulation, which may improve colon and immune system function. Article Published Date : Oct 01, 2009
Therapeutic Actions Colon Irrigation

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Rectal Trauma: Evidence-Based Practices.

Related Articles Rectal Trauma: Evidence-Based Practices. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2018 Jan;31(1):17-23 Authors: Clemens MS, Peace KM, Yi F Abstract The management of rectal trauma has often been lumped in with colon trauma when, in fact, it is a unique entity. The anatomic nature of the rectum (with its intra- and extraperitoneal segments) lends itself to unique circumstances when it comes to management and treatment. From the four Ds (debridement, drainage, diversion, and distal irrigation), the management of rectal trauma has made some strides in light of the experiences coming out of the recent conflicts overseas as well as some rethinking of dogma. This article will serve to review the anatomy and types of injuries associated with rectal trauma. A treatment algorithm will also be presented based on our current literature review. We will also address controversial points and attempt to give our opinion in an effort to provide an update on an age-old problem. PMID: 29379403 [PubMed]