Chapter 28. Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Daniel L. Worthley1,
  2. Graeme P. Young1,2 and
  3. Robert J. Fraser2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch28

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Worthley, D. L., Young, G. P. and Fraser, R. J. (2009) Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

  2. 2

    Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • lower gastrointestinal disorders;
  • small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO);
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
  • thiopurine s-methyltransferase (TPMT) tool in patients likely to develop thioguanine related myelosuppression;
  • drug metabolism of thioguanines and role of thiopurine s-methyltransferase;
  • diverticulosis;
  • mesenteric ischaemia;
  • diarrhoea and faecal incontinence;
  • haemorrhoids


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Malabsorption

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Diverticulosis

  • Mesenteric ischaemia

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhoea and faecal incontinence

  • Haemorrhoids

  • References