Do We Really Need Soap to Clean the Rectum?


I n this issue, Chumpitazi et al (1) publish an interesting retrospective study on the use of soapsuds enemas (SSEs) in the management of fecal impaction in children presenting with abdominal pain. The authors describe a large cohort of children (n1⁄4 512) treated with SSE in the emergency department of a single quaternary children’s hospital. They conclude… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001144