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your resource for FREE certified CME/CE and other content designed to inform clinicians about chronic constipation in the elderly. New content is added frequently and covers topics including prevention, diagnosis, and advances in treatment, so please visit this site often. is a specialty portal on and is presented by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.


Current Cases

Polypharmacy, Chronic Constipation, and Medication Reconciliation
Mrs. Greene is an 89-year-old woman admitted to a long-term care facility after a short hospitalization for congestive heart failu...


Slow-Transit Constipation
Mr. Halvorsen is an 82-year-old man who has resided in an assisted-living facility for 3 years. He originally relocated there due ...


Opioid Analgesics and Constipation
Mr. Cliver is an 80-year-old newly admitted resident of a nursing facility. He has a history of chronic pain secondary to lumbar d...


Pelvic Floor Dyssnergia
Mrs. Devlin is a highly active and vibrant 68-year-old woman referred to a gastroenterologist for her chronic constipation. She re...


Normal-Transit Primary Constipation
Mr. Jones is a 75-year-old nursing home resident who has been transferred to a new primary care physician. The nurses reporting on...


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Current Topics

Chronic Constipation: When Initial Treatment Fails
Severe chronic constipation can dramatically impact an individual's quality of life and can lead t...


Advice to Primary Care Clinicians: Address 'Lifestyle Vital Signs' with Patients
One of the tenets of patient-centered interviewing suggests that it is important to make sure that ...


Evaluating a Patient for Chronic Constipation: When to Refer to a Gastroenterologist
General Assessment Assessment for chronic constipation should begin with a discussion of the p...


Chronic Constipation: Considerations for Primary and Geriatric Care Practitioners
It is a general rule that intestines become sluggish with age. - Hippocrates Chronic const...


Clinical Factors and Complications of Constipation in the Elderly
Constipation can best be defined as unsatisfactory defecation characterized by infrequent stool, d...


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The E-IMPACCT (Elderly IMProvements & Advances in Chronic Constipation Treatment) educational initiative is sponsored through a collaboration of ASCP, AKH Inc., and Medical Communications Media, Inc.

Supported by an educational grant from Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.


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