Management of constipation in palliative care patients undergoing opioid therapy: is polyethylene glycol an option?

Alternate title: 
J2 - Am J Hosp Palliat Care
Secondary title: 
T2 - American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Short title: 
Management of constipation in palliative care patients undergoing opioid therapy: is polyethylene glycol an option?
Authors: 
Wirz, Stefan
Klaschik, Eberhard
Volume: 
22
Start page: 
375-81
Annotations: 
Type D, Priority 5
Date: 
Sep-Oct
Year: 
2005
Accession number: 
16225360
Database: 
MEDLINE Cohort
Number: 
M1 - 5
Serial: 
1049-9091
ID: 
13141
Notes: 
N1 - Wirz S Klaschik E
Key words: 
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Analgesics, Opioid/ad [Administration & Dosage]
*Analgesics, Opioid/ae [Adverse Effects]
*Cathartics/ad [Administration & Dosage]
Constipation/ci [Chemically Induced]
*Constipation/dt [Drug Therapy]
*Electrolytes/ad [Administration & Dosage]
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neoplasms/co [Complications]
*Pain/dt [Drug Therapy]
Pain/et [Etiology]
*Palliative Care/mt [Methods]
*Polyethylene Glycols/ad [Administration & Dosage]
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
0 (Analgesics, Opioid)
0 (Cathartics)
0 (Electrolytes)
0 (Polyethylene Glycols)
Types of evidence: 
Type D
Priorities of Care: 
Priority 5: Plan and do