Management of Constipation:
Considerations for clinical practice
Slide Resource CME/CE Quiz
1. The prevalence of constipation in the general population of the USA is approximately.
2. Primary chronic constipation is

b. Generally a result of insuffi cient dietary fi ber c. A condition with multifactorial etiology 3. Which of the following is not thought to be involved in the pathophysiology/etiology of

4. What is the relationship between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and IBS?

a. All patients with IBS show evidence of SIBO b. Results are confl icting but some patients benefi t from antibiotic therapy c. There is no relationship between IBS and SIBO d. SIBO is the cause of post-infectious IBS 5. Which of the following statements is accurate?

a. Abdominal pain precludes a diagnosis of chronic constipation b. Abdominal pain is relieved with defecation in IBS c. IBS-C can be distinguished from dyssynergic defecation on the basis of symptomatology d. Abdominal pain is not necessary for a diagnosis of IBS 6. Which of the following statements is false?

a. Patients with chronic constipation often present with symptoms of heartburn or belching b. Patients with chronic constipation are more likely to complain about straining or hard stools c. Rates of anxiety are higher among patients with chronic constipation than controls d. Patients with suspected IBS-C should always undergo colonoscopy 7. Routine initial evaluation of a patient with suspected chronic constipation or IBS-C should

Management of Constipation:
Considerations for clinical practice
Slide Resource CME/CE Quiz
8. Which of the following statements is true regarding lubiprostone in chronic

a. Lubiprostone has no effect on straining and stool consistency b. 80% of patients experience a bowel movement within 48 hours of fi rst dose c. The effects of lubiprostone are not sustained in the long-term d. Lubiprostone is not effective in patients over the age of 65 9. Linaclotide acetate has shown some effi cacy in patients with chronic constipation:

What is it?
10. Which of the following statements about tegaserod is false?

a. Tegaserod has shown effi cacy in improving symptoms of IBS b. Tegaserod can only be prescribed under a treatment IND c. Tegaserod is more effective than PEG-3350 in chronic constipation d. Tegaserod is a serotonin receptor antagonist Management of Constipation: Considerations for clinical practice
Date: January 10, 2008 thru January 10, 2009- Job Code: JE8005325 (Slide Deck)
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