TITLE

Review: Some therapies for treating the irritable bowel syndrome may be effective for symptom improvement: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Primack, Brian A.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to therapies for treating the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which may be effective for symptom improvement. In addition to accounting for 28% of problems seen in gastroenterology practice, IBS is the second leading cause of absenteeism from work or school. IBS is a particularly complex topic to study via meta-analysis, at least in part because of its poorly understood pathophysiology and myriad treatment options. When judged by the original Manning criteria, IBS prevalence estimates can be eleven times higher than the more stringent Rome criteria.
ACCESSION #
17116551

 

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