How Hospice Pharmacists Deal with Constipation
How Hospice Pharmacists Deal with Constipation
An alternative treatment for OICA new study examines an alternative to current treatments of OIC in abdominoplasty patients.
Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairmentsCrying and agitation for no apparent reason in children with severe neurologic impairment is a common and frustrating problem for parents and providers alike. A methodical approach is helpful in dealing with this problem, yet sometimes the cause is not apparent, even after a thorough search. It is helpful to explain to parents and caretakers that the cause of the distress may take some time to figure out, and that diagnosis is often difficult. However, in most cases, a satisfactory treatment can be found.
Functional constipation: A guideline reviewFunctional constipation in children is no news to pediatricians. What may be news is that recommendations on how to diagnose and treat this common malady keep evolving as more evidence becomes available.
9 Newly Approved Novel Drugs
9 Newly Approved Novel DrugsIt's still early in 2017, but the FDA has been approving drugs left and right. Here's what you need to know.
Constipation drug wins approvalFDA approved plecanatide (Trulance, Synergy Pharmaceuticals) for adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.
Wet pants and constipationThe relationship between the urinary tract and the lower gastrointestinal tract impacts urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urinary incontinence in children.
Optimizing care for children with constipationThere is no question that pediatricians are experienced in managing constipation considering its prevalence among children. Research shows, however, that the majority of pediatricians are not aware of recently released evidence-based recommendations for both the diagnostic evaluation of children with constipation and the treatment of functional constipation, said Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Synergy Pharmaceutical's constipation drug garners positive resultsSynergy Pharmaceuticals’ drug for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) has garnered very positive results in a phase 3 clinical trial, the company reported this week.
Study to examine laxative use in childrenThe US Food and Drug Administration has awarded a research grant to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study the safety of an adult laxative commonly used in children.