Efficacy and Safety of Traditional Medical Therapies for Chronic Constipation: Systematic Review

@article{Ramkumar2005EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and Safety of Traditional Medical Therapies for Chronic Constipation: Systematic Review},
  author={Davendra P. Ramkumar and Satish Sanku Chander Rao},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={936-971}
}
OBJECTIVES:Constipation is common, and its treatment is unsatisfactory. Although many agents have been tried, there are limited data to support their use. Our aim was to undertake a systematic review of the efficacy and safety of traditional medical therapies for chronic constipation and to make evidence-based recommendations.METHODS:We searched the English literature for drug trials evaluating treatment of constipation by using MEDLINE and PUBMED databases from 1966 to 2003. Only studies that… CONTINUE READING
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