A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Renée M. Marchioni Beery, Reena V. Chokshi
    Pages 1-20
  3. Vanessa C. Costilla, Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein
    Pages 21-39
  4. Siddharth P. Sura, Jennifer Christie
    Pages 41-65
  5. Kelly K. Everhart, Brian E. Lacy
    Pages 67-95
  6. Arnold Wald
    Pages 97-107
  7. Askin Erdogan, Satish S. C. Rao
    Pages 109-131
  8. Brijen Shah
    Pages 159-171
  9. Suzanne Rose
    Pages 173-176
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0331-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0332-0
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology