Promoting Excellence : Treatment Protocol for Constipation in ESRD

Renal Palliative Care Initiative: Treatment Protocol for Constipation in ESRD

This treatment protocol was created to address and manage the symptom of constipation in patients with end stage renal disease.

Clinical Care Tools - Symptom Management

Renal Palliative Care Initiative
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street S2669
Springfield, MA 01199

Michael Germain, M.D.
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
This protocol was made available at the clinics and renal unit nursing stations.

esrd, end stage renal disease, constipation, dialysis, kidney disease, symptom assessment

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1. Lew, SQ, Albertini, B, Bosch, JP: "The digestive tract, in Daugirdas," JT, Blake, PG, Ing, TS (eds): Handbook of Dialysis, Chap34. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001, p 601.

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Posted April 2004

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