Incidence, clinical presentation, and management of constipation in a pediatric ED

Antonella Diamanti, Fiammetta Bracci, Antonino Reale, Massimo Crisogianni, Mara Pisani, Massimo Castro

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Abstract

Objectives: The study aimed to assess, in pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), the incidence of visit to the ED for functional constipation (FC), symptoms, signs of presentation, and management from ED physicians. Design: This is a retrospective study of hospital records for a period of 1 year at the ED of "Bambino Gesù" Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy. Children younger than 15 years discharged from ED with a diagnosis of FC in the 1-year period were included. Interventions: We analyzed medical records of 202 patients (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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