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Constipation in Cancer Patients: A Guide for Clinicians

Assessing and Managing Opiate-Induced Constipation in Adults With Cancer (PDF file: 183 Kb)
Susan C. McMillan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Pharmacologic Treatment of Constipation in Cancer Patients (PDF file: 135 Kb)
Jorge G. Avila, PharmD, BCOP

The “Big C” (PDF file: 58 Kb)
John Horton, MB, ChB, FACP

Selected Readings Focusing on Constipation in Cancer Patients (PDF file: 85 Kb)
John Horton, MB, ChB, FACP, and Susan C. McMillan, PhD, RN, FAAN

Case Vignettes: Managing Various Presentations of Constipation in Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 116 Kb)

Guidelines for the Control of Constipation in Adult Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 56 Kb)

Patient Information Sheet: Pain Medicine and Constipation (PDF file: 29 Kb)

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About the art in this issue:
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a leading French painter of the postimpressionist period whose lush color, two-dimensional forms and subject matter helped form the basis of modern art. His development of a conceptual method of representation was a decisive step for 20th-century art. After spending a short period with Vincent van Gogh in Arles (1888), Gauguin increasingly abandoned imitative art for expressiveness through color. In 1891, he sailed to the Tropics where he remained  for the rest of his life, first in Tahiti and later in the Marquesas Islands.

Self Portrait,
1896. Oil on canvas.

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Breton Landscape — Fields by the Sea (Le Pouldu)
,1889. Oil on canvas.
Making Merry,1892. Oil on canvas.

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