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Table. 3.

Proportion of Positive Findings on Anorectal Tests in Patients With Normal and Slow Transit Constipation

Positive findings (positive patients/total patients) Colonic transit study results P-value
NTC (n = 103) STC (n = 66)
Dyssynergic pattern on ARM (158/169) 96 (93.2) 62 (93.9) 0.850
Failure to expel the balloon during a BET (75/169) 45 (43.7) 30 (45.5) 0.822
Impaired evacuation (< 50% contrast) on BD (44/83) 32/55 (58.2) 12/28 (42.9) 0.186
Meets the Rome criteria for DD (79/169) 47 (45.6) 32 (48.9) 0.717

NTC, normal transit constipation; STC, slow transit constipation; ARM, anorectal manometry; BET, balloon expulsion test; BD, barium defecography; DD, defecation disorders.

Values are presented as n (%) unless specified otherwise.

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