Navigation Links
Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag
Date:12/8/2008

Study estimates US treatment costs at $4 billion, similar to asthma

MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in the United States, treatment of childhood constipation costs about $4 billion, about the same as for asthma and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

They analyzed 2003-04 data on children younger than 18 who were diagnosed with constipation or prescribed a laxative, and found that children with constipation had $3.9 billion more in health-care costs per year than those without constipation. The findings are scheduled for publication early next year in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Even with the high prevalence of constipation in children and its associated costs, the condition hasn't received much attention in public health campaigns, the researchers noted.

"Despite being considered by many a relatively benign condition, childhood constipation has been shown to be associated with a significantly decreased quality of life," study author Dr. Carlo Di Lorenzo, chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Nationwide Children's, said in a hospital news release. "The day-to-day struggle caused by constipation can often be emotionally devastating, and can also have an impact on the overall health and well-being of affected children and their families."

The researchers hoped their study findings might increase awareness of childhood constipation, to lead to earlier treatment of the condition.

"In many cases, constipation in children can be prevented or corrected through dietary and behavioral changes," Dr. Hayat Mousa, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children's, said in the news release.

"Parents should talk to their children about their bathroom habits and make sure they are having a bowel movement at least every other day. For mild cases of constipatio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic predisposition increases childhood asthma risk
2. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
3. Childhood asthma still inappropriately treated in the UK
4. Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
5. Success of Shape-Up Somerville Childhood Obesity Intervention to be Presented at the Friedman School Symposium at Tufts, October 29-31, 2007 - Boston
6. Success of Shape Up Somerville childhood obesity intervention to be presented
7. Childhood vaccination may protect adult eyes
8. Childhood Obesity Epidemic a Long-Term Challenge
9. New chemotherapy regimen prolongs survival in difficult-to-treat childhood brainstem gliomas
10. Antibiotics Not Always Best Bet for Battling Childhood Ear Infections
11. Childhood TV viewing a risk for behavior problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag
(Date:6/3/2015)... Rolling Meadows, IL (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 ... filler manufacturers include additional precautions on product labels ... for their treatments, according to the American Society ... asking manufacturers to include new warnings about the ... fillers into blood vessels. While product labels already ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that ... U.S. Education Challenge, which showcases the top usage of ... in the U.S. , This year’s winner is ... and Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. ... and Assessment Based on Hyper-spatial Resolution Natural Color Digital ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL ... Weight Associated with Proximity of Mother’s Home to Gas Wells ... to a high density of natural gas wells drilled with ... birth weights than women living farther from such wells, according ... Health analysis of southwestern Pennsylvania birth records. , ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 Loma Linda University ... negotiations with San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (SGMH). The SGMH ... Thursday, May 28. , “Loma Linda University Health has ... Kerry Heinrich, chief executive officer, Loma Linda University Medical ... expand our services to this community.” , Under ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 Save On Medical ... yesterday, to make shopping for health care procedures easier ... has a fresh look and makes it easier to ... around you. , Now, when patients search for ... and surgical procedures) they can see the provider’s price ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ASDSA Supports FDA Fillers Directive 2Health News:ASDSA Supports FDA Fillers Directive 3Health News:ASDSA Supports FDA Fillers Directive 4Health News:Hexagon Geospatial Announces U.S. Education Challenge Winner at HxGN Live 2015 2Health News:Fracking Proximity Associated with Lower Birth Weight 2Health News:Fracking Proximity Associated with Lower Birth Weight 3Health News:Fracking Proximity Associated with Lower Birth Weight 4Health News:Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health Enter into Exclusive Affiliation Negotiations with San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital 2Health News:Save On Medical Launches New Mobile-Optimized Website 2
... Spread of HIV and Challenge StigmaMENLO PARK, Calif., ... media companies from Latin America announced the establishment ... SIDA (IMLAS) -- the first Latin American Media ... meeting last month held in conjunction with the ...
... of Trade Alerts on stocks making news today. Investors can ... visiting: http://www.BeaconEquity.com/m Today,s Trade Alerts include: Johnson & ... ABT ), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: ... AG (NYSE: NVS ) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: ...
... Medical travel company Companion Global Healthcare Inc. ... employer groups now have additional options for saving ... remaining closer to home.Companion Global Healthcare President David ... Hospitals in Hermosillo, Mexico, and Monterrey, Mexico, into ...
... MinnesotaMINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18 SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... that it will place its LUMA(R) Cervical Imaging ... Surgery, located in Edina, Minnesota.Dr. James B. Presthus, ... introduction of the LUMA System represents our continued ...
... 18 ,Allscripts announced today that Edge Health Solutions, ... the Allscripts Electronic,Health Record as "EdgeEHR(TM) Powered by ... practice management software on the Mac OS X(R),platform. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081013/AQM041LOGO ) , Canada-based ...
... TEMPO™ for Grant Management assists medical affairs departments in deploying ... ... Morrisville, N.C. (PRWEB) February 18, 2009 -- Clinipace, ... has been selected by two pharmaceutical firms to deploy its ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Top Latin American Television Companies Commit to Addressing AIDS 2Health News:Top Latin American Television Companies Commit to Addressing AIDS 3Health News:Top Latin American Television Companies Commit to Addressing AIDS 4Health News:Beacon Equity Issues Technical Trade Alerts on Drug Manufacturers: JNJ, ABT, LLY, PFE, NVS, GSK 2Health News:Companion Global Healthcare Expands Service to Include Hospitals in Mexico 2Health News:LUMA Cervical Imaging System Installed in Edina at Minnesota Gynecology 2Health News:LUMA Cervical Imaging System Installed in Edina at Minnesota Gynecology 3Health News:Edge Health Solutions Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Apple Mac OS X Medical Platform 2Health News:Edge Health Solutions Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Apple Mac OS X Medical Platform 3Health News:Edge Health Solutions Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Apple Mac OS X Medical Platform 4Health News:Edge Health Solutions Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Apple Mac OS X Medical Platform 5Health News:Two Pharmaceutical Firms Select Clinipace to Deploy New Grant Management Solution 2
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 3, 2015  Giving people with low vision ... of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists ... that are at the forefront of low vision care. ... the technology and latest treatment options available to patients ... remedied with traditional means. Recently, doctors in six new ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... RICHMOND, Va. , June 3, 2015  PARI Respiratory ... Kitabis Pak ® .  Kitabis Pak, approved by the FDA ... inhalation solution with a PARI LC PLUS ® Nebulizer ... highlights all the hard work we put into this unique ... package that is easy for patients to use, we also ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... , June 3, 2015  OncoSec Medical ... developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced that ... healthcare institutional investors to purchase approximately $13.6 million ... has agreed to sell to such investors an ... at a price of $5.50 per share. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Announces Training of Doctors in Six New States and Canada 2International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Announces Training of Doctors in Six New States and Canada 3International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Announces Training of Doctors in Six New States and Canada 4Kitabis Pak Wins American Package Design Award 2OncoSec Medical Announces $13.6 Million Registered Direct Offering 2OncoSec Medical Announces $13.6 Million Registered Direct Offering 3
... Dec. 18 Just in time for the,holiday season, ... a unique holiday giving initiative launched by Facebook, the ... UNICEF will offer members of the website community,the opportunity ... "Charity Gift." The initiative is an offshoot of Causes, ...
... Lixte,Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LIXT) ... treatment of cancer, announced the,closing of a private ... its Common Stock at a price of $0.65 ... Capital, Inc. acted as placement agent and,received $65,000 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:UNICEF Partners With Causes on Facebook to Launch 'Charity Gift' Feature 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Private Placement 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Private Placement 3
... with a high resolution 1640 x ... Non Myd - digital achieves new ... ease of use. Now supplied complete ... install VK-2 image and patient management ...
Nidek offers 3-Dx Digital stereo camera to provide a complete and comprehensive digital imaging platform....
Eye Q PRO is the optimum choice for ophthalmologists and clinicians specializing in advanced pathology and research....
LM-770 Projection Digital Lensmeter...
Medicine Products: