TITLE

APPLICABILITY OF SYMPTOM BASED DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA TO PATIENTS WITH A FIRM DIAGNOSIS OF IBS MADE IN THE OUTPATIENT CLINIC SETTING

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article cites a study conducted to assess the sensitivity of the three commonly used criteria in patients who had been followed up for at least one year alter having been given a firm clinical diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by an experienced physician with on interest in the condition. The longest standing diagnostic criteria, which were developed specifically for clinical use, remain the most sensitive in clinical practice. The Rome criteria are known to be specific, but this appears to be at the expense of sensitivity.
ACCESSION #
13219257

 

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