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Chronic Idiopathic Constipation in Adults: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and clinical management

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This review examines the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical management of CIC (chronic idiopathic constipation) in adults.

It is based on a synthesis of relevant evidence from articles listed in PubMed from inception until January 2018, including original research articles, consensus guidelines and opinion articles.

Authors
Christopher J Black, Alexander C Ford

Type
1-hour Reading 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify any red flag symptoms that would necessitate further investigation with colonoscopy to exclude colorectal malignancy through careful history taking and clinical assessment of the patient with constipation undertaking
  • Coordinate lifestyle modifications, if these are not effective, choose treatment with osmotic and stimulant laxatives
  • Explain the next steps if there is no response to pharmacological treatment and when it is suitable
  • Focus
    Gastroenterology, constipation, symptom, medical history, colonoscopy, colorectal malignancy, laxative, diet, lifestyle 

    Provider name

    Medical Journal of Australia

    Provider number

    N/A

    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    Digestive System Diseases

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    Chronic Idiopathic Constipation in Adults: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and clinical management
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Gastroenterology, Pathology
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    CPD Points
    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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