Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Patients diagnosed with upper functional gastroenterology disorders often have irritable bowel syndrome

Patients diagnosed with upper functional gastroenterology disorders often have irritable bowel syndrome

The risk factors for IBS-FD overlap deserve more concern, according to the authors.

FDA approves two new therapies for irritable bowel syndrome

FDA approves two new therapies for irritable bowel syndrome

Two new therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome, eluxadoline and rifaximin, have been approved by the FDA.

New guidelines address irritable bowel syndrome drugs

New guidelines address irritable bowel syndrome drugs

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New guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome treatment have been released by the American Gastroenterological Association.

Yoga may ease inflammatory bowel disease

Yoga may ease inflammatory bowel disease

Trends observed toward improvement in health-related quality of life and self-efficacy in children.

Activated charcoal for poison control

Activated charcoal for poison control

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Activated charcoal is a relatively benign product with a low risk profile.

Celiac disease more common with IBS

Celiac disease more common with IBS

Classifying abdominal pain-related disorders can help determine which patients with IBS should be screened for celiac disease.

FDA approves Linzess for IBS, chronic constipation

FDA approves Linzess for IBS, chronic constipation

Linzess sanctioned for constipation that does not respond to conventional treatment.

Choosing the best inflammation marker

Which serologic measure of inflammation is the most cost-effective and reliable when monitoring inflammatory disease?

Puzzling GI upset in a teenager

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, complement fixation, celiac, sonogram, gynecologic workup and routine labs have all been negative in a teen with a three-year history of recurrent chronic abdominal pain and diarrhea. What steps should be taken next?

Is IBS more common in vitamin B12-deficient patients?

A clinician notices that many of her patients with low vitamin B12 levels also have irritable bowel syndrome.

ACG grades medical approaches to IBD

ACG grades medical approaches to IBD

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Strong evidence indicates that mesalamine, sulfasalazine, and other 5-aminosalicylic drugs effectively induce remission in mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC) and prevent relapse in quiescent UC.

Sertraline for constipation

Is sertraline effective as an off-label treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

FDA wants more data on rifaximin for IBS

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A preparation of the gut-selective, broad-spectrum antibiotic rifaximin has been denied approval for the proposed indication of treatment of non-constipation irritable bowel syndrome and IBS-related bloating.

Irritable bowel syndrome made simple

Irritable bowel syndrome made simple

The authors place particular emphasis on the IBS's status as a true disease as opposed to a figment of the patient's imagination.

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