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Rectal irrigation

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Articles and guidelines on the application of rectal irrigation

Rectal irrigation is a way of facilitating the evacuation of faeces from the bowel by introducing water (or other fluids) into the colon to reach beyond the rectum. Due to the volume of fluid used, the procedure is conducted over the toilet or commode. A commercially available product (Peristeen) has been launched last year in the UK. These articles explain how the procedure can be used in practice.

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