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Constipation in elderly long-stay patients: its treatment by magnesium hydroxide and bulk-laxative.

@article{Kinnunen1987ConstipationIE,
  title={Constipation in elderly long-stay patients: its treatment by magnesium hydroxide and bulk-laxative.},
  author={O. Kinnunen and J. Salokannel},
  journal={Annals of clinical research},
  year={1987},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          321-3
        }
}
  • O. Kinnunen, J. Salokannel
  • Published 1987
  • Medicine
  • Annals of clinical research
  • Sixty-four geriatric long-stay patients aged 65 years or older participated in the trial. All were using laxatives prior to the study. For the study laxatives the mean dose of magnesium hydroxide was 25 ml daily and for bulk-laxative 8.7 g daily. Magnesium hydroxide caused a more frequent bowel habit (13.2 vs. 10.4/4 weeks, p less than 0.001) than bulk-laxative and additional laxative bisacodyl was not needed as often as with bulk-laxative (2.3 vs. 3.3/4 weeks, p less than 0.01). Also the stool… CONTINUE READING

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