Constipation in children and young people : diagnosis and management of idiopathic childhood constipation in primary and secondary care

Without early diagnosis and treatment, an acute episode of constipation can lead to anal fissure and become chronic. By the time the child or young person is seen they may be in a vicious cycle. Children and young people and their families are often given conflicting advice and practice is inconsist...

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Corporate Authors: National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (Great Britain), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Great Britain), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Great Britain)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London RCOG Press 2010, 2010
Series:NICE clinical guidelines
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Without early diagnosis and treatment, an acute episode of constipation can lead to anal fissure and become chronic. By the time the child or young person is seen they may be in a vicious cycle. Children and young people and their families are often given conflicting advice and practice is inconsistent, making treatment potentially less effective and frustrating for all concerned. Early identification of constipation and effective treatment can improve outcomes for children and young people. This guideline provides strategies based on the best available evidence to support early identification, positive diagnosis and timely, effective management. Implementation of this guideline will provide a consistent, coordinated approach and will improve outcomes for children and young people
Physical Description:PDF file (v, 249 p.) ill