Constipation Algorithm

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ALGORITHM March 2012 Constipation Symptoms in Adults with Cancer Screening and Assessment (Screen for constipation at each visit)

Constipation Algorithm for the Elderly New Mexico Medical Review Association 5801 Osuna Road NE, Suite 200 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 -2587 (505) 998-9898 nmmra.org

Metabolic causes of constipation (67). ALGORITHM FOR INFANTS LESS THAN 1 YEAR OF AGE The evaluation of infants differsin some aspects from thatof older children. Even in infancy most constipation is functional. However, when treatment fails, or there is delayed

A CBC is normal. In the absence of evidence suggesting pelvic floor dysfunction or colonic inertia (see ’refractory constipation and difficult defecation’ algorithm following), the gastroenterologist makes a diagnosis

American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement: Diagnostic algorithm for refractory constipation. R/O, rule out. December 2000 AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 1763. However, before therapeutic regimens are initiated,

Appendix A: Constipation Management Algorithm Assess Cause Yes Constipation? Obstructed bowel? α available at bccancer.bc.ca/HPI/FPON * contraindicated in patients with renal failure

For constipation, treat prophylactically with stool softeners, intermittent stimulant laxatives such This algorithm has been created to assist in decision making about opioid therapy for chronic pain. This algorithm will be repeated throughout this module at each point at which a decision is

Management of Constipation in Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders abstract OBJECTIVES: To develop a practical, readily applied algorithm for pri-

A PROGRAM OF THE AGA INSTITUTE Review online at gastro.org/constipationdecisiontool. 150-027PNQ_14-5 AGA INSTITUTE GUIDELINES FOR Treatment of Chronic Constipation

Algorithm for the Management of Opioid Induced Constipation Normal bowel habits Obstructed bowel? Hypomotility: e.g., ascites, autonomic neuropathy, abdominal

Constipation Algorithm Text Medication Options Laxatives Dosage Side Effects Notes Osmotic Lactulose* 1-3 mL/kg/day in divided doses; available as 70% solution.

Bowel Obstruction (BO) Algorithm Please review definition and pathophysiology when using the algorithm Assess for the presence of Colonic BO risk Constipation (a late finding) Fever and tachycardia Hyperactive bowel sounds occur early as GI

Boston Children’s Hospital October 13, 2014 . Outline • Case examples • Changing patterns and problems with Constipation Algorithm . Red Flags/Alarm Signs Also, • Hirschsprung disease, bowel malformation, volvulus, sepsis:

UHL Algorithm for the Use of Laxatives in Adults CHILDREN: Refer to clinician experienced in paediatric constipation PREGNANCY: use of bulk forming laxatives (Ispaghula) suggested.

Constipation Algorithm . Pediatric Constipation Treatment and Referral Guidelines Developed in a collaboration of pediatric gastroenterologists from the Departments of Pediatrics at Carolinas Health Care, Duke University,

UHL Algorithm for the Use of Laxatives in Adults CHILDREN: Refer to clinician experienced in paediatric constipation CHRONIC CONSTIPATION: If stable for 5-7days consider downward titration of laxative Leicestershire Medicines Strategy

American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement: Diagnostic algorithm for refractory constipation. R/O, rule out. December 2000 AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 1763. However, before therapeutic regimens are initiated,

Appendix A – Constipation Management Algorithm Appendix B – Medications Used in Palliative Care for Constipation This guideline is based on scientific evidence current as of the Effective Date.