Marian Emly

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Constipation affects the quality of life of many 'at risk' groups of people. Laxatives are the dominant management strategy whose long-term use is ineffective and very costly to the NHS prescription bill and in the use of health staff resources. The development of a user-friendly, evidence-based clinical guideline (The effective management of constipation(More)
In 2006, Emly and Rochester published a clinical guideline entitled The Effective Management of chronic constipation in primary care (Emly and Rochester, 2006). This was in response to a “one size fits all” approach to constipation management in the community. Laxatives were often prescribed as a first response to constipation without considering or(More)
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