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Scientific Insights Into Opioid-Induced Constipation
Anthony J. Lembo, MD
Balancing the Benefits and Risk of Opioid-Based Therapy
Individualized Assessment and Mechanism-Based Multimodal Treatment
Responsible Opioid Prescribing to Achieve Individualized Functional Goals
Overcoming Pain and Gastrointestinal Distress to Improve Patient Outcomes
Selecting Patients and Optimizing Long-Term Outcomes
Proactive Diagnosis and Targeted Management
Consensus and Controversies for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
The Role of Nurses in Optimizing Long-term Outcomes
Evolving Best-Practice Strategies to Maximize Efficacy and Safety
A Focus on Patients With Opioid-Induced Constipation
Patient Selection, Treatment Initiation, and Ongoing Monitoring
Engaging With Patients About Opioid-Induced Constipation
The PCP’s Role in Timely Recognition and Referral
Debates and Discussions About Therapeutically Targeting Nerve Growth Factor Signaling
Expanding the Conversation on Opioid-Induced Constipation
Let’s Talk Constipation