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Golytely: a new approach to faecal impaction in old age.

Authors
  • Puxty, J A
  • Fox, R A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Age and ageing
Publication Date
May 01, 1986
Volume
15
Issue
3
Pages
182–184
Identifiers
PMID: 3739857
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forty-five elderly subjects with faecal impaction were entered into a study of the efficacy of golytely. Twenty-three were treated with golytely 2 l/day for 2 days and then lactulose 30 ml b.d. and daily enemas. Twenty-two were treated with lactulose 30 ml b.d. and daily enemas alone. A good response was achieved in 13 (56%) within 1 week and in 20 (87%) within 2 weeks when golytely was used, as compared to only 5 (23%) within 1 week and 9 (41%) within 2 weeks when it was not used.

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