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05. Diarrhea, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Monica L. Skomo
  • Describe the etiology of diarrhea and constipation
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of diarrhea, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Identify the major pharmacologic drug classes and the agents in each class used to treat diarrhea, constipation, and IBS
  • Describe the mechanism of action for the major pharmacologic drug classes used to treat diarrhea, constipation, and IBS
  • List the goals of therapy for diarrhea and constipation
  • Apply the treatment algorithms for diarrhea, constipation, and IBS
  • Given a patient history, recommend appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for diarrhea, constipation, and IBS and explain the rationale behind your decisions
  • Discuss drug adverse effects and monitoring parameters for pharmacologic agents
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