Current approaches to diagnosing and managing constipation in advanced cancer and palliative care.

Abstract

Constipation is common in advanced cancer. Despite this, clinicians' understanding of the underlying changes affecting the colon and the rest of the gastrointestinal tract are limited. Two case histories are used to illustrate the problems encountered when the current approaches to diagnosing and managing altered bowel habits are unsuccessful. An… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2009.0274

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@article{Clark2010CurrentAT, title={Current approaches to diagnosing and managing constipation in advanced cancer and palliative care.}, author={Katherine A. A. Clark and Kat Urban and David Christopher Currow}, journal={Journal of palliative medicine}, year={2010}, volume={13 4}, pages={473-6} }