Chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) is a clinical condition comprised of a myriad of etiologies and subgroup that affects between fourteen and 28 percent of the U.S. population. Not only is it prevalent, but it is also expensive; it results in anywhere between two and a half and seven million healthcare visits each year at a cost of $29 billion. In spite of its widespread impact, it is thought to be underreported due to social perceptions and lack of a clear-cut definition for constipation. Symptoms may arise: as a result of poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, demographic predisposition; secondary to an adverse drug effect; from neuropsychiatric conditions; or completely idiopathically.
The following healthcare professionals: gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.
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Release Date: October 02, 2017 -- Expiration Date: October 02, 2019
Faculty: Joseph Weiss, MD
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