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Chronic Constipation: When Initial Treatment Fails

Severe chronic constipation can dramatically imp...

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Advice to Primary Care Clinicians: Address 'Lifestyle Vital Signs' with Patients

One of the tenets of patient-center...

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Evaluating a Patient for Chronic Constipation: When to Refer to a Gastroenterologist

General Assessment

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Chronic Constipation: Considerations for Primary and Geriatric Care Practitioners

It is a general rule that intestines become s...

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Clinical Factors and Complications of Constipation in the Elderly

Constipation can best be defined as unsatisfacto...

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Endocrine Conditions and Chronic Constipation

Chronic constipation is a common symptom that so...

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A Patient-Centered Approach to Chronic Constipation

A number of major trends are emerging in long-te...

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A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Chronic Constipation

Due to the clinical complexity and patient varia...

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Chronic Constipation and the Risk of Hemorrhoids

Conventional wisdom tells us that every time we ...

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Assessment of Constipation in the Elderly

When evaluating a patient suffering from constipation it is important to look for red flag signs suc...

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Assessing Chronic Constipation in the Elderly and Ensuring Transition of Care

Articles on the assessment of chronic constipation and the development of a proactive treatment plan...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder characterized by the hallmark symptoms...

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Nonpharmacologic Management of Chronic Constipation in the Elderly

In the preceding topics, we have reviewed the myths and misconceptions regarding the treatment of ch...

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Chronic Constipation in LTC: The Medication Regime Review (MRR) and F-Tags

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services State Operations Manual (SOM) tag F428--Medication Re...

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Treatment Adherence in the Elderly: A Case Management Perspective

Mr. G is a 72-year-old patient with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. When he told his case manager...

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Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Constipation in the Elderly

Managing chronic constipation in older adults presents a number of clinical challenges. Some importa...

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Polypharmacy and Constipation

Secondary constipation continues to be a major health burden for older adults and can often be direc...

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Editorial: Myths and Misconceptions About the Treatment of Chronic Constipation

There are many widely held but incorrect beliefs about the optimal treatment of chronic constipation...

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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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