THE DANGERS OF CONSTIPATION IN CARDIAC PATIENTS
- Correlates of Constipation in an Ambulatory Elderly Population. Stewart, Ronald B.; Moore, Mary T.; Marks, Ronald G.; Hale, William E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul1992, Vol. 87 Issue 7, p859
Constipation is a common and often perplexing problem for elderly people. The prevalence of self-reported constipation and factors associated with constipation were investigated in 3,166 people over age 65. Twenty-six percent of women and 15.8% of men reported recurrent constipation (p <...
- Rectal Hyposensitivity. Gladman, Marc A.; Lunniss, Peter J.; Scott, S. M.; Swash, Michael // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2006, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p1140
Rectal hyposensitivity (RH) relates to a diminished perception of rectal distension that is diagnosed during anorectal physiologic investigation. There have been few direct studies of this physiologic abnormality, and its contribution to the development of functional bowel disorders has been...
- Assessment and Management of Pediatric Constipation in Primary Care. Coughlin, Elizabeth C. // Pediatric Nursing;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p296
Discusses the assessment and management of pediatric constipation which is a challenging problem frequently faced by primary care practitioners. Signs and symptoms of constipation; Organic and non-organic causes of constipation; Role of fiber in the management of constipation.
- CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON ISADOXOL IN THE CARDIOVASCULAR PATIENT WHERE "STOOL-STRAINING" IS TO BE AVOIDED. Bernstein, Arthur; Robins, Bernard; Cohen, Fred // Angiology;Aug1957, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p363
1. Isadoxol, a specially designed constipation corrective, was evaluated as a means of providing strain-free defecation in more than 200 cardiovascular patients. 2. This agent was found to be effective in 84 per cent of the bedridden patients and 75 per cent of the ambulatory patients, in spite...
- An Examination of the Reliability of Reported Stool Frequency in the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Constipation. Ashraf, Waseem; Park, Faye; Lof, John; Quigley, Eamonn M. M. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1996, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p26
Objectives: To investigate the reliability of reported stool frequency in the diagnosis of constipation. Methods: Our criterion for the diagnosis of idiopathic constipation was â‰¤3 stools per week for â‰¥6 months. Subjects who believed that they met this criterion were invited to...
- CONSTIPATION. Nathan, Alan // Practice Nurse;1/27/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p28
This article discusses the management of constipation. Constipation is the infrequent or difficult evacuation of feces. There is no exact definition, but it is a reduction in normal stool frequency accompanied by hardening of stool. Symptoms of constipation include the reduction of bowel...
- How to manage constipation and soiling in young children. Dale, Anne // Pulse;6/25/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 25, p71
Looks into constipation in children. Symptoms associated with the condition; Treatment with laxatives; Disadvantages of constipating for long periods of time.
- CONSTIPATION--a common problem. Richards, Sara // Practice Nurse;9/10/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p42
Provides information on risks associated with constipation. Factors that should be considered before the treatment for constipation can be prescribed; Causes of constipation; Assessment of constipation in babies and children; General treatment options.
- Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Fecal Incontinence in a Large Community Study of Older Individuals. Quander, Carline R.; Morris, Martha Clare; Melson, Joshua; Bienias, Julia L.; Evans, Denis A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr2005, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p905
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we describe the prevalence of fecal incontinence by race, age, sex, the presence of major chronic conditions of stroke and diabetes, and the use of certain psychoactive medications.METHODS: Study subjects are participants in the Chicago Health and Aging Project, a...