Diagnosis and management of functional constipation: A common pediatric problem
The Nurse Practitioner
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.
Petersen, B. (2014). Diagnosis and management of functional constipation: a common pediatric problem. The Nurse Practitioner, 39(8), 1-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000451909.40427.b0