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Med Clin North Am. 2000 Sep;84(5):1231-46, ix.

Constipation.

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Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

Most patients with chronic constipation respond to dietary measures, fiber supplements, or laxatives. For those who do not, diagnostic tests of colonic and anorectal function help to select appropriate treatments. Therapeutic options, pharmacologic agents, and surgery, the last resort, are discussed in this article.

PMID:
11026926
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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