Melatonin: a novel treatment for IBS?
- Melatonin improves IBS. // GP: General Practitioner;10/7/2005, p5
The article cites a study conducted by researchers in Singapore, according to which, the sleep hormone melatonin, improves abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The study included 40 patients with IBS and sleep disturbances. Half the patients were treated with 3mg of...
- Alterations in Cerebral Potentials Evoked by Rectal Distension in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Chan, Y. K.; Herkes, G. K.; Badcock, C.; Evans, P. R.; Bennett, E.; Kellow, J. E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2001, Vol. 96 Issue 8, p2413
OBJECTIVE: Central nervous system correlates of the visceral hyperalgesia documented in patients with irritable bowel syndrome are limited. Reproducible cerebral evoked potentials can be recorded in response to rhythmic balloon distension of the rectum in healthy adults. Irritable bowel syndrome...
- Managing irritable bowel syndrome. Horwitz, Brenda L.; Lembo, Anthony J.; Whitehead, William E. // Patient Care;Feb2003, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p18
Presents information on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Description and symptoms of IBS; Information on foods that can trigger IBS; Risk factors of IBS. INSET: The therapeutic relationship in IBS.
- Rationale for using serotonergic agents to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Baker, Danial E. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p700
Purpose. The role of serotonin in gastrointestinal (GI)-tract functioning, the pharmacologic rationale for using serotonergic agents in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and clinical experience with novel serotonergic agents are described. Summary. IBS is a common multisymptom...
- Rationale for using serotonergic agents to treat irritable bowel syndrome. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p712
Focuses on the rationale for using serotonergic agents to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Identification of learning objectives; Self-assessment questions; Scoring methods of the tests.
- The Radiology Corner. Messinger, Neil H.; Beneventano, Thomas C. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1971, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p162
Discusses ischemic colonic disease associated with carcinoma of the colon. Radiologic features of the disease; Pictures of the disease.
- Accelerated Right Colonic Emptying After Simulated Upper Gut Hemorrhage. Hammer, Johann; Lang, Karin; Kletter, Kurt // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1998, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p628
Objective: Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage delays gastric emptying. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of gastrointestinal hemorrhage on small intestinal, ileocecal, and proximal colonic transit. Methods: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive either a duodenal infusion of heparinized...
- NEED TO KNOW: IBS. Ruckert, Linden // Pulse;1/25/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p58
The article provides information on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). More people have at least one of the symptoms of IBS, namely abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea or bloating. It is associated with a considerable health and economic burden. Factors that increase the likelihood of a person...
- Reports of â€œSatisfactory Reliefâ€ by IBS Patients Receiving Usual Medical Care Are Confounded by Baseline Symptom Severity and Do Not Accurately Reflect Symptom Improvement. Whitehead, William E.; Palsson, Olafur S.; Levy, Rona L.; Feld, Andrew D.; VonKorff, Michael; Turner, Marsha // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2006, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p1057
BACKGROUND: Treatment trials for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) usually define a responder as a patient who reports satisfactory relief or adequate relief of symptoms at the end of the trial. However, these measures have not been adequately validated. AIMS: (1) Compare a binary satisfactory...