Avoiding unnecessary surgery in irritable bowel syndrome

Longstreth, George F.
May 2007
Gut;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p608
Academic Journal
The article comments on the paper which deals on the importance of avoiding unnecessary surgery in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It was found that an increased surgery contributes to events that characterize the ineffective care of severe IBS and functional abdominal pain syndrome. Unnecessary surgery was considered to promote psychiatric distress, and somatic and visceral hypervigilence. The author stresses the need of additional studies on patients with IBS undergoing surgery.


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