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jueves, 18 de julio de 2019

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ALiEM - July 17th, 2019 - By: Bragg K and Fox H
"Severe constipation, requiring fecal disimpaction and rectal enemas, can be excruciatingly painful for patients. Administering sedatives and opioids to help alleviate this pain poses a challenge, because many of the patients are elderly and tend to be more sensitive to these medications. Furthermore, there may be increased vagal tone when straining, leading to hypotension and bradycardia and which can result in defecation-related syncope. Also, opioids can exacerbate constipation. Herein we present 2 cases and tricks on achieving better pain control..."