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IADE, Beatriz  and  UMPIERRE, Verónica. Managing the constipated patient. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.3, pp.67-79. ISSN 0250-3816.

Constipation is a common problem. Most people solve the problem by itself, but there is a percentage who do not succeed and require medical help. It remains a challenge for the physician to select those who will benefit from studies to exclude organic disease, specific studies to evaluate the physiological mechanism involved, and what is the best treatment for each patient. In this chapter we review the most relevant aspects for the management of patients with functional constipation

Keywords : Chronic constipation; Dyssynergic defecation; Laxative anorectal manometry; Biofeedback.

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