Fecal Incontinence in the Elderly: FAQ

  title={Fecal Incontinence in the Elderly: FAQ},
  author={B. Shah and Sita Chokhavatia and S. Rose},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  • B. Shah, Sita Chokhavatia, S. Rose
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Fecal incontinence (FI) is a common gastrointestinal (GI) complaint in patients aged 65 years and older. This evidence-based review article discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of FI in the geriatric population. We emphasize aging-related changes leading to and impacting evaluation and treatment of this symptom while incorporating the core geriatric principles of functional status and management aligned with patient preference and goals of care. 
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