Chronic Constipation Treatment Algorithm 2013

Click here to view the full 2013 Chronic Constipation Treatment Algorithm. 

Click here to view the full 2013 Chronic Constipation Treatment Algorithm. 

About the CARE Guidance on Chronic Constipation Management

Why Guidance on Chronic Constipation Management?

The mission of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty is to enhance medical education with the explicit goal of improving patient outcomes. Patients with chronic constipation can suffer from extreme discomfort, which affects their quality of life and also their ability to work. The CARE Guidance on Chronic Constipation is intended to help general practitioners measurably improve the evaluation and management of patients with chronic constipation. The CARE Guidance will offer insight into how to determine if initial therapy may not be successful and whether to proceed with more detailed evaluations, as well as how to implement examination modifications.

What is Inside the CARE Guidance on Chronic Constipation Management

  • CARE Chronic Constipation Management Algorithm
  • Classification of Chronic Constipation
  • Red Flags and Secondary Causes
  • Cause of Constipation (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Slow Transit, IBS-C and Inadequate Intake) § Lifestyle Modifications
  • Osmotic Laxatives and Prokinetics
  • Patient Education and Management of Expectations § Complex or Complicating Features 

 

Below is the link to the algorithm. 

Click here for the full algorithm.  

Click here for the full algorithm.