Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 289–292 | Cite as

Calcium polycarbophil improves constipation in non-traumatic spinal cord disorders

  • Ryuji SakakibaraEmail author
  • Taketo Yamaguchi
  • Tomoyuki Uchiyama
  • Zhi Liu
  • Tatsuya Yamamoto
  • Takashi Ito
  • Takeo Odaka
  • Takamichi Hattori


Calcium polycarbophil shortened total colonic transit time (P < 0.05), increased bowel frequency and improved defecation difficulty in four patients with non-traumatic spinal cord disorders. Polycarbophil may be useful for the treatment of constipation.


constipation colonic transit time calcium polycarbophil non-traumatic spinal cord disorders autonomic nervous system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryuji Sakakibara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Taketo Yamaguchi
    • 2
  • Tomoyuki Uchiyama
    • 1
  • Zhi Liu
    • 1
  • Tatsuya Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Takashi Ito
    • 1
  • Takeo Odaka
    • 2
  • Takamichi Hattori
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurology Dept.Chiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Dept. of GastroenterologyChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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