TITLE

A NOVEL INDEX TO ASSESS FUNCTIONAL SYMPTOMS IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA99
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Functional symptoms occur in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) probably more than in the general population. Existing disease indices lack objectivity, relying in port on the functional symptoms that overlap with organic disease manifestations. The article attempts to devise a structured evaluation of functional symptoms in IBD. Patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome completed symptom questionnaire. The identification and management of functional symptoms in IBD remain clinical problems. The new index needs further validation, but appears a potentially important step forwards.
ACCESSION #
13219201

 

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