Anal Itching (cont.)
Authors and Editors
Author: Frederick B Gaupp,
MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Family Practice, Assumption Community Hospital.
Editor: Bhupinder Anand, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Baylor University College of Medicine
Tankova L, Yoncheva K, Kovatchki D, Doytchinova I; Topical anal fissure
treatment: placebo-controlled study of mononitrate and trinitrate therapies. Int
J Colorectal Dis. 2009 Apr;24(4):461-4. Epub 2009 Jan 10.
Cross KL, Massey EJ, Fowler AL, Monson JR; The management of anal fissure:
ACPGBI position statement. Colorectal Dis. 2008 Nov;10 Suppl 3:1-7.
Bharucha AE, Trabuco E. Functional and chronic anorectal and pelvic pain
disorders. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;37(3):685-96,
Previous editors: Scott H
Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of
Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD,
PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2009
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