A review of laxative therapies for treatment of chronic constipation in older adults.

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BACKGROUND Multiple studies have addressed the treatment of chronic constipation in adults in general; however, less guidance is available for treating this condition in older patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to review the effectiveness of laxatives for chronic constipation in the elderly. METHODS Medline, Web of Science, international… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1543-5946(10)80003-0

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@article{Fleming2010ARO, title={A review of laxative therapies for treatment of chronic constipation in older adults.}, author={Virginia H Fleming and William E Wade}, journal={The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy}, year={2010}, volume={8 6}, pages={514-50} }