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dc.contributor.authorEllis, Mark R.eng
dc.contributor.authorMeadows, Susan E.eng
dc.date.issued2002eng
dc.description.abstractThe best treatment for minor, self-limited constipation (infant dyschezia) may be observation and parental education about its benign nature. (Grade of recommendation: D, expert opinion.) For cases requiring treatment, limited evidence suggests that 2 weeks of 2% or 4% lactulose normalizes stool passage and consistency. (Grade of recommendation: C, single cohort study.) No data are available about the benefits or harms of rectal thermometer stimulation, glycerin suppositories, sorbitol or sorbitol-containing juices, barley malt extract, or corn syrup. The significant risks of sodium phosphate enemas and mineral oil consumption make their use contraindicated. (Grade of recommendation: D, case reports and expert opinion.)eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2860eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionClinical Inquiries, 2002 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of family practice, 51, no. 08 (August 2002)eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectinfant dyscheziaeng
dc.subjectlactuloseeng
dc.subjectparental educationeng
dc.subjectfunctional defecation disorderseng
dc.subject.lcshDefecation disorders -- Treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshConstipation in childreneng
dc.titleWhat is the best therapy for constipation in infants?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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