Treatment of constipation in older people.

  title={Treatment of constipation in older people.},
  author={Dov Gandell and Sharon E. Straus and Maria Bundookwala and Vincent Tsui and Shabbir M H Alibhai},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={185 8},
Constipation is a common experience for a wide range of client groups. However, it is often badly managed, and research into effective treatment of constipation is sparse. This article summarises a systematic review carried out for the NHS health Technology Assessment programme. There is some evidence that laxatives can improve frequency and consistency of… CONTINUE READING