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noun appropriate activity, assignment, business, chore, design, duty, employment, exploitation, mission, munus, occupation, office, officium, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, task, usage, use, utility, work
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function

verb achieve, act, act effectively, answer a purpose, avail, be effective, be in operation, be useful, carry on, carry out, effectuate, execute, have effect, operate, perform, render a service, run, serve, work
See also: activity, agency, appointment, assignment, business, calling, capacity, charge, demean, duty, employment, execute, job, obligation, occupation, operate, operation, part, perform, position, post, province, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, specialty, sphere, task, trade, use, utility, work
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Bowel Function Evaluation Form: In the bowel function evaluation form prepared for the experimental group, there were four questions regarding the time the patient left surgery, gum chewing times and durations, intestinal sounds, and flatulation time.
Some studies like ours reported that there was no association between the age of the patients and functional outcomes after posterior sagittal anorectoplasty, whereas some others stated that bowel function may improve with age [11, 23].
Most people should consume at least 30 to 35 grams of fiber a day--a fiber supplement can help--but the amount of fiber necessary for healthy bowel function varies from person to person.
Lap-APR has particular advantages to patients with low rectal cancer, including rapid recovery of bowel function, early oral intake of water, semi-fluid and solid diet, and early education of stoma care.
The study focused on return of bowel function measured by time to first flatus and time to return of bowel motion.
To investigate whether coffee consumption accelerates recovery of bowel function following surgery, Gungorduk and colleagues conducted a randomized controlled trial of coffee consumption after laparotomy with hysterectomy and staging for patients with gynecologic malignancies.
The HD patients who were 4 years old and older and their guardians were interviewed and bowel function was assessed according to a structured bowel function score (BFS) in which bowel function from worse to better is scored on a scale from 1 to 20 (1 being very poor and 20 being very good) [5].
The aim of this study was to investigate if there were any differences between HD-patients with and without CHD, respectively, operated on with transanal endorectal pull-through (TERPT), with regard to birth characteristics, initial symptomatology, diagnostic and surgical procedures, short-term postoperative outcome, and long-term outcome with regard to bowel function.
Men in the active-monitoring group had substantially less difficulty with urinary, sexual, and bowel function, as expected.
(17) Reduced bowel function, as confirmed by the bowel function questionnaire, was less common among users of transdermal fentanyl (29% fentanyl vs 48% morphine; P<.001).
[USPRwire, Thu Apr 02 2015] Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort associated with altered bowel function. Although IBS is not a life-threatening disorder, it has a considerable effect on patients' quality of life (QOL).
However, few studies have looked at the effect of posterior vaginal wall repair with mesh on bowel function.