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Evidence about the prevention and management of constipation: implications for comfort part 1.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23026989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Constipation remains a challenging problem for patients and caregivers in home health. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, the scope, physiology, and evidence-based practice for nonpharmacological interventions for constipation are discussed. Part 2 will focus on pharmacological management of constipation, including medication cost, prevention of occurrence, and implications for palliative care.
Authors:
Deborah Fritz; Matthew Pitlick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Home healthcare nurse     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1539-0713     ISO Abbreviation:  Home Healthc Nurse     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403379     Medline TA:  Home Healthc Nurse     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-40     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Deborah Fritz, PhD, RN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Primary Care Service Line, John Cochran VA Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Matthew Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, John Cochran VA Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
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