Steigmann, Frederick
October 1960
Angiology;Oct1960 Part 2, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p488
Academic Journal
Discusses the dangers straining at stool and constipation in patients with impaired cardiac status. Reference to reported cases of death due to rupture of the spleen in patients after the use of the bed pan; Potential of bed pan to increase the frequency of straining in constipated patients; Proposal for the use of a mildly stimulating corrective substance to avoid the many complications of constipation and the stresses from straining at stool.


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