Factores asociados y respuesta al tratamiento en niños con constipación funcional

Translated title of the contribution: Risk factors and treatment response in children with functional constipation

Rámig Aranda-López, Helen Siancas-Pacheco, Alexis Ormeño-Julca, Jorge Osada

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Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of factors associated with functional constipation and treatment response in patients treated in pediatric gastroenterology offi ce of the Hospital Regional Lambayeque and a private clinic. Material and methods: An observational, descriptive and prospective study was performed using data from patients diagnosed with functional constipation, defi ned by the Rome III criteria, in the Lambayeque Regional Hospital and a private clinic from January to March 2016. We use a data collection. The statistical analysis was descriptive. Results: 86[%] of patients had inadequate intake of water and had no defi nite schedule defecation. 100[%] of patients had treatment response, 76[%] within two weeks. Conclusions: Inadequate intake of water and the absence of a defi nite schedule for defecation were the most frequent risk factors in our environment. All patients had treatment response, most within two weeks.

Translated title of the contributionRisk factors and treatment response in children with functional constipation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Mexicana de Pediatria
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


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