Question: What was the timing after birth of passage of meconium?
Significance: If it is delayed for >48 hours, consider Hirschsprung disease.
Question: Is the child able to pass a b...
Treatment of functional constipation:
The use of polyethylene glycol (PEG) (e.g., MiraLAX® or other generics) with or without electrolytes orally at 1 to 1.5 g/kg/...
Schedule regular visits to make certain therapy is maintained, decreasing the frequency of visits when patient is doing well.
Parents should be encouraged to call ...
Bekkali NLH, van den Berg MM, Dijkgraaf MGW, et al. Rectal fecal impaction treatment in childhood constipation: enemas versus high doses oral PEG. Pediatrics. 2009;124(6):e110...
564.00 Constipation, unspecified
564.09 Other constipation
564.02 Outlet dysfunction constipation
K59.00 Constipation, unspecified
K59.09 Other constipation
K59.02 Outlet dysfunction constip...
Q: When is constipation an emergency?
A: When intestinal obstruction, sigmoid volvulus, or Hirschsprung enterocolitis occurs.
Q: Does polyethylene glycol-3350 taste bad?
A: Advantages of polyethylene...
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