Rectal suppository: commonsense and mode of insertion

  title={Rectal suppository: commonsense and mode of insertion},
  author={K. Abd-el-Maeboud and T. El-Naggar and E. M. M. El-Hawi and S. A. Mahmoud and S. Abdelhay},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • K. Abd-el-Maeboud, T. El-Naggar, +2 authors S. Abdelhay
  • Published 1991
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Rectal suppository is a well-known form of medication and its use is increasing. The commonest shape is one with an apex (pointed end) tapering to a base (blunt end). Because of a general lack of information about mode of insertion, we asked 360 lay subjects (Egyptians and non-Egyptians) and 260 medical personnel (physicians, pharmacists, and nurses) by questionnaire which end they inserted foremost. Apart from 2 individuals, all subjects suggested insertion with the apex foremost. Commonsense… CONTINUE READING
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