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Resources for Families
At Children’s National Hospital, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.
An anorectal manometry study is usually done when there is difficulty in bowel movements or soiling. It can also be used to determine if any underlying neuromuscular condition could be present.
Antroduodenal manometry is a test to assess the function of the stomach and proximal intestine by directly recording the pressure waves called peristalsis.
To assess the function of the large intestine (or ‘colon’), a colonic manometry test can directly record the pressure waves.
Esophageal manometry is a diagnostic test of the nerves and muscles in the esophagus (feeding pipe).
IBStim is a percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulator (PENFS) system intended to be used in patients 11-18 years of age with functional abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Learn more about this treatment.
Measuring the pH and impedance in the esophagus helps determine if acid or stomach contents are coming back up the esophagus.
SmartPill™ is a disposable, ingestible motility capsule that measures pressure, pH, transit time and temperature as it passes through the GI tract.
In addition to any resources your provider may give you, these helpful organizations can also support your ongoing treatment journey.
Child Life Specialists at Children's National Hospital are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.
When preparing for your child’s surgery, it is important that you understand the process and feel comfortable with our facility. View our resources to help prepare you and your child before, during and after surgery.