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Interventions for treating constipation in pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2001
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Title
Interventions for treating constipation in pregnancy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2001
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001142
Pubmed ID
Authors

David Jewell, Gavin Young

Abstract

Constipation is a common problem in late pregnancy. Circulating progesterone may be the cause of slower gastrointestinal movement in mid and late pregnancy. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of different methods for treating constipation in pregnancy. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group trials register, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and MEDLINE. Date of last search: January 2001. Randomised trials of any treatment for constipation in pregnancy. Trial quality assessments and data extraction were done independently by two reviewers. Two suitable trials were identified. Fibre supplements increased the frequency of defecation (odds ratio 0.18, 95% confidence interval 0.05 to 0.67), and lead to softer stools. Stimulant laxatives are more effective than bulk-forming laxatives (odds ratio 0.30, 95% confidence interval 0.14 to 0.61), but may cause more side effects. Dietary supplements of fibre in the form of bran or wheat fibre are likely to help women experiencing constipation in pregnancy. If the problem fails to resolve, stimulant laxatives are likely to prove more effective.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 88 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 12%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 4%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 34 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 12%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 38 42%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 March 2020.
All research outputs
#1,094,186
of 22,890,496 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,466
of 12,333 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#732
of 40,335 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 25 outputs
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