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Exploring the Attitudes of Pediatric Oncologists Toward the Use of Laxatives for the Prevention of Constipation in Patients Undergoing Active Treatment: A Canadian Perspective.

Written by Essa M, Santo AE, Fleming A, Mitchell D, Abish S. on .

Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Constipation is a common problem in pediatric oncology patients. However, there is a paucity of the published literature on the prevention of constipation in this population.

The primary purpose of this study was to explore, through a Web-based survey, the current practice of pediatric oncologists and pediatric oncology trainees in Canadian centers in preventing constipation in children receiving active chemotherapy treatment, specifically during periods of intensive vincristine therapy.