ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Focuses on clinical reasoning and problem solving
- Written by experts in gastrointestinal motility and medical education
- Covers special considerations related to the symptom
- Includes a special section with cases for individual or small group learning
Constipation: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment serves as an unmet resource for physicians and other health care providers, including trainees and students, who see patients with constipation. The text reviews pathophysiologic mechanisms and details evaluation and management strategies. The volume also enables the reader to identify epidemiologic factors and quality of life parameters for patients with constipation, discuss differences in pathophysiologic mechanisms for different etiologies of constipation, recognize primary causes of constipation, and assess special considerations related to the symptom of constipation including presentations in the elderly, in pregnant women, in patients with systemic diseases, and patients with a history of abuse.
Written by thought leaders and recognized experts in gastrointestinal motility and medical education, Constipation: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment is of great value and utility for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, as well as fellows and residents.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Anorectum - Colonic inertia - Cystoceles - Dyssynergic defecation - Perineal descent- Rectoceles
Related subjects » Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Overview of Constipation
Renée M. Marchioni Beery and Reena V. Chokshi
2. Overview of Testing of Motility and of the Anorectum
Vanessa C. Costilla and Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein
3. Chronic Constipation
Siddharth P. Sura and Jennifer Christie
4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation
Kelly K. Everhart and Brian E. Lacy
5. Colonic Inertia and Megacolon
6. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Askin Erdogan and Satish S. C. Rao
7. Constipation and Special Considerations: The Elderly, Children, Pregnancy,
Spinal Cord Injury, Metabolic Disorders and Systemic Diseases, Opioid-Induced,
and History of Abuse
9. Putting it All Together
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd.
University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA.