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Study Finds Physicians, Nurses Use Dietary Supplements

Physicians and nurses are as likely as members of the general public to use dietary supplements; and most physicians and nurses recommend supplements to their patients, according to a new study published in Nutrition Journal.
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The Cost of Constipation

In the February 2009 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers estimated the use and cost of medical services related to chronic children’s constipation. Using two years of consecutive data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, it was estimated that more than 1.7 million U.S. children (1.1%) suffered from constipation during the time frame.
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Comparing Oral Laxative Options for Children

When it comes to selecting the right children’s oral laxative, it’s important to pick a form, formula and flavor that meet the needs of your pediatric patient. Easy-to-dose formulations and great-tasting flavors help improve compliance, while relieving constipation quickly helps improve long-term outcomes.
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Functional Constipation and Soiling in Children

The University of Michigan Health System recently updated its Guidelines for Clinical Care for “Functional Constipation and Soiling in Children.” To read the full 2008 Guideline, click the link below.
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Diet and Pediatric Constipation

Insufficient fluid intake, poor diet, changes in diet and not getting enough fiber are all leading causes of pediatric constipation. Bouts of such constipation often may be avoided if parents follow some basic dietary principles, such as increasing their child’s daily ingestion of fluids and dietary fiber.
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Dosing Challenges with Laxatives

When faced with limited options for relieving children’s constipation, many physicians admit to having recommended laxatives that are formulated for adults. However, such products may present palatability and dosing problems that limit laxative compliance in children.
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Proactive Treatment for a Familiar, Functional Problem

Pediatric constipation often develops when children “hold back” from going to the bathroom to avoid painful or unpleasant defecation. Constipation can eventually result in fecal impaction, as evidenced by a hard mass in the lower abdomen and dilated rectum filled with a large amount of stool.
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