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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000451909.40427.b0
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Diagnosis and management of functional constipation: A common pediatric problem

Petersen, Brenda MSN, RN, APN-BC, CPNP-PC, CNL

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Abstract

Constipation may be functional, anatomic, neurologic, obstructive, endocrine, metabolic, or medicinal. This article will review the common presentation of functional constipation, diagnostic criteria, treatment, and management guidelines in pediatric primary care. Implications for nurse practitioners and directions for future research will be discussed.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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