Constipation

Victoria A. Brazil

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Constipation is a frequent chief presenting complaint in the emergency department (ED), despite the impression that it is a minor problem. It is particularly common in the elderly and those with multiple medical problems, complicating both their assessment and treatment for other conditions.

Management of patients with constipation of benign aetiology is often relatively straightforward. However,
constipation may be a symptom of serious and life-threatening pathology, ED assessment of this complaint should include thorough evaluation for these conditions. Constipation is also a preventable, adverse outcome of an ED visit, and clinicians should select discharge medications carefully.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Emergency Medicine
EditorsS.S. David
Place of PublicationGurgaon, India
Pages999-1003
Number of pages5
Volume1 & 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Constipation
Hospital Emergency Service
Pathology
Therapeutics

Cite this

Brazil, V. A. (2012). Constipation. In S. S. David (Ed.), Textbook of Emergency Medicine (Vol. 1 & 2, pp. 999-1003). Gurgaon, India.
Brazil, Victoria A. / Constipation. Textbook of Emergency Medicine. editor / S.S. David. Vol. 1 & 2 Gurgaon, India, 2012. pp. 999-1003
@inbook{827b3c0d0ff64e9ca790a6aaeb4a12de,
title = "Constipation",
abstract = "Constipation is a frequent chief presenting complaint in the emergency department (ED), despite the impression that it is a minor problem. It is particularly common in the elderly and those with multiple medical problems, complicating both their assessment and treatment for other conditions.Management of patients with constipation of benign aetiology is often relatively straightforward. However,constipation may be a symptom of serious and life-threatening pathology, ED assessment of this complaint should include thorough evaluation for these conditions. Constipation is also a preventable, adverse outcome of an ED visit, and clinicians should select discharge medications carefully.",
author = "Brazil, {Victoria A.}",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
isbn = "9788184736274",
volume = "1 & 2",
pages = "999--1003",
editor = "S.S. David",
booktitle = "Textbook of Emergency Medicine",

}

Brazil, VA 2012, Constipation. in SS David (ed.), Textbook of Emergency Medicine. vol. 1 & 2, Gurgaon, India, pp. 999-1003.

Constipation. / Brazil, Victoria A.

Textbook of Emergency Medicine. ed. / S.S. David. Vol. 1 & 2 Gurgaon, India, 2012. p. 999-1003.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Constipation

AU - Brazil, Victoria A.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Constipation is a frequent chief presenting complaint in the emergency department (ED), despite the impression that it is a minor problem. It is particularly common in the elderly and those with multiple medical problems, complicating both their assessment and treatment for other conditions.Management of patients with constipation of benign aetiology is often relatively straightforward. However,constipation may be a symptom of serious and life-threatening pathology, ED assessment of this complaint should include thorough evaluation for these conditions. Constipation is also a preventable, adverse outcome of an ED visit, and clinicians should select discharge medications carefully.

AB - Constipation is a frequent chief presenting complaint in the emergency department (ED), despite the impression that it is a minor problem. It is particularly common in the elderly and those with multiple medical problems, complicating both their assessment and treatment for other conditions.Management of patients with constipation of benign aetiology is often relatively straightforward. However,constipation may be a symptom of serious and life-threatening pathology, ED assessment of this complaint should include thorough evaluation for these conditions. Constipation is also a preventable, adverse outcome of an ED visit, and clinicians should select discharge medications carefully.

M3 - Other chapter contribution

SN - 9788184736274

VL - 1 & 2

SP - 999

EP - 1003

BT - Textbook of Emergency Medicine

A2 - David, S.S.

CY - Gurgaon, India

ER -

Brazil VA. Constipation. In David SS, editor, Textbook of Emergency Medicine. Vol. 1 & 2. Gurgaon, India. 2012. p. 999-1003