Overview

Although constipation commonly occurs with chronic opioid therapy, it often goes unrecognized by clinicians, exposing patients to potential medical complications and poor quality of life. During this Interactive Professor™ program, expert faculty will share time-sensitive strategies for assessing bowel patterns as well as prophylactic and more intensive bowel regimens. 

There is no fee for this activity. 


Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate patients on chronic opioid therapy for bowel function and risk factors for OIC development 
  • Compare the mechanisms of action and clinical profiles of current prescription medications for OIC
  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with OIC that reflect bowel symptoms, prior treatment response, and patient preferences 


Faculty Disclosures

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: 

Jeffrey Gudin, MD

Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca plc; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Consultant: AstraZeneca plc; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Anthony J. Lembo, MD

Consultant: AstraZeneca plc; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Amanda Glazar, PhD, nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk, nothing to disclose

Laura Gilsdorf, nothing to disclose

Jim Kappler, PhD, nothing to disclose  

Disclosures

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Supporters

AstraZeneca

Education Partners

Integritas Communications, LLC


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Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients.

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Discussion of Off-Label Uses and Investigational Products
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