American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Healthy U http://www.healthyalberta.com
A patient guide: Managing chronic constipation.
American Gastroenterological Association website. Available at:
http://www.gastro.org/info%5Ffor%5Fpatients/2015/10/29/a-patient-guide-managing-chronic-constipation. Accessed December 18, 2014.
Camilleri M, Kerstens R, Rykx A, Vandeplassche L. A placebo-controlled trial of prucalopride for severe chronic constipation.
N Engl J Med.
Constipation. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at:
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/constipation. Accessed December 18, 2014.
Constipation in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116186/Constipation-in-adults. Updated January 13, 2016. Accessed December 18, 2014.
Constipation in children. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T900171/Constipation-in-children. Updated June 2, 2016. Accessed September 29, 2016.
Treatment of constipation. International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders website. Available at:
http://www.aboutconstipation.org/site/treatment. Updated November 22, 2013. Accessed December 18, 2014.
6/25/2008 DynaMed Systematic Literature Surveillance
http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Thomas J, Karver S, Cooney GA, et al. Methylnaltrexone for opioid-induced constipation in advanced illness.
N Engl J Med.
11/30/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Arebi N, Kalli T, Howson W, Clark S, Norton C.
Systematic review of abdominal surgery for chronic idiopathic constipation.
6/20/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Attaluri A, Donahoe R, Valestin J, Brown K, Rao SS. Randomised clinical trial: dried plums (prunes) vs. psyllium for constipation.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © 2012 EBSCO Publishing
All rights reserved.
It's time to stop guessing. If you want to make some changes but just aren't sure how, the free personal health survey from LiveWell is a great place to start.
Fight heart disease and prevent heart attacks. HeartSHAPE® is a painless, non-invasive test that checks pictures of your heart for early-stage coronary disease.
How many calories do you need to eat each day to maintain your weight and fuel your physical activity? Enter a few of your stats into this calculator to find out.
Using body mass index as a reference, this calculator determines your ideal body weight range. All you need to do is enter your height.
This tool considers your height and weight to assess your weight status.
Wellmont Nurse Connection is your resource for valuable health information any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak to a Nurse any time, day or night, at (423) 723-6877 or toll-free at 1-877-230-NURSE.
You clicked on a link that will cause you to leave myWellmont.
For security purposes you will be signed out.