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Constipation and diarrhea: the neglected symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8578037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To review the symptom experience of constipation and diarrhea related to cancer and its treatment. DATA SOURCES: Published articles and book chapters relating to constipation and diarrhea in patients with cancer. CONCLUSIONS: Constipation and diarrhea often represent a major concern and source of discomfort for the cancer patients. Research is needed to establish prevention and treatment protocols for patients at risk for constipation or diarrhea. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Oncology nurses are in an excellent position to recognize individuals who are at high risk for constipation and diarrhea. Preventive strategies and treatment protocols are of utmost importance.
P S Wright; S L Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in oncology nursing     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0749-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-08     Completed Date:  1996-03-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504688     Medline TA:  Semin Oncol Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-97     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham 55294-1210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cathartics / therapeutic use
Constipation* / etiology,  nursing
Diarrhea* / etiology,  nursing
Neoplasms / complications*,  therapy
Oncologic Nursing
Risk Factors
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