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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
and you are
between 18 and 80
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

Constipation is a very common problem. Western style toilets that are nearly universal in the United States require the person to sit on the toilet. However, results from uncontrolled studies suggests that a squatting posture (as prevalent in many foreign countries) may be better at facilitating evacuation compared to a Western style commode. One uncontrolled, unpublished study suggests that a footstool improved bowel symptoms in nearly 98% of 153 constipated participants. Hence, the investigators propose to evaluate the benefits of a footstool on symptoms and anorectal functions in constipated patients. Hypothesis: the regular squatting assist device (7 inches) but not a sham device (2 inches tall) will improve symptoms of constipation.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Squatting Assist Device
  • Device: Sham Squatting Assist Device
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02877394. The sponsor of the trial is Mayo Clinic and it is looking for 85 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Use of a Squatting Assist Device in Patients With Constipation