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Case-controlled Study on Risk Factors for the Development of Constipation in Hospitalized Patients

Ueki, Tetsuya; Nagai, Keiko; Ooe, Nobuharu; Nakashima, Mihoko N.; Nishida, Koyo; Nakamura, Junzo; Nakashima, Mikiro;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2011 Journal: 藥學雜誌, volume 131, issue 3, pages 469-476 (issn: 0031-6903, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Abstract
Constipation is a common problem in hospitalized patients; however, the relative risks of its development with various factors have not been clarified. To clarify the risk factors associated with constipation, we performed a case-controlled study of 165 hospitalized patients who were not laxative users on admission. They were divided into case (n=35) and control (n=130) groups according to laxative administration during hospitalization. Comparison of the patient backgrounds in the two groups revealed significant differences in the activities of daily living, length of fasting, rest level on admission, cerebrovascular disease, and administration of hypnotics. Mul...
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free text keywords: Adverse drug reaction, Constipation, Hospitalized patient, Hypnotics, Laxative, Risk factor
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