Theoretical tools to analyze anorectal mechanophysiological data generated by the Fecobionics device
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AbstractA mechanical approach is needed for understanding anorectal function and defecation. Fecal continence is achieved by several interacting mechanisms including anatomical factors, anorectal sensation, rectal compliance, stool consistency, anal muscle strength, motility, and psychological factors. The balance is easily disturbed, resulting in symptoms such as fecal incontinence and constipation. Novel technologies have been developed in recent years for studying anorectal function. Especially, the Fecobionics device, a simulated feces, has gained attention recently. This facilitates new analysis of anorectal mechanical function. In this study, a theoretical model is developed to analyze anorectal mechanophysiological data generated by the Fecobionics device. Theoretical approaches can enhance future interdisciplinary research for unraveling defecatory function, sensory-motor disorders, and symptoms. This is a step in the direction of personalized treatment for gastrointestinal disorders based on optimized subtyping of anorectal disorders.
Acceptance Date26/06/2019
All Author(s) ListLiao D, Chen SC, Lo KM, Zhao J, Futaba K, Gregersen H
Journal nameJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Volume Number141
Issue Number9
Article number094501
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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