Journal article

Constipation.

MA Kamm

Br J Hosp Med | Published : 1989

Abstract

After years of relative neglect there is increased interest in colonic motor disorders such as constipation. A variety of aetiologies are being elucidated and separate clinical syndromes are now recognized. Newer specific prokinetic drugs may enable more effective treatment in the future for severely disabled patients. The outcome of surgery in these patients remains unpredictable.