Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease or condition that affects or aggravates a person’s colon or large intestine. Several symptoms accompany this syndrome, most notably diarrhea or constipation or alteration between the two. Other symptoms include abdominal pain, gas, and cramping. Though capable of causing great discomfort, IBS does not lead to more serious conditions such as colon cancer or ulcerative colitis. The exact cause of IBS is unknown.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group is a patient led and patient governed organization dedicated to helping everyone who suffers from IBS and other digestive health disorders, through patient communication, support, symptoms, causes, treatment, accurate information and education.

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.

http://ddnc.org/

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group is a patient led and patient governed organization dedicated to helping everyone who suffers from IBS and other digestive health disorders, through patient communication, support, symptoms, causes, treatment, accurate information and education.

http://www.ibsgroup.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" returned 730 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Curative effect of warming kidney and fortifying spleen recipe on diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
 

Author(s): Xiaolan Su, Yanping Tang, Jing Zhang, Yuebin Dong, Wei Wei, Yibing Bai, Yong Liu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2013 Oct;33(5):615-9.

 

To observe the curative effect of a recipe for warming the kidney and fortifying the spleen on diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D).

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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Treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by focusing on the liver in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Qianwen Li, Fengbin Liu, Zhengkun Hou, Di Luo

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2013 Oct;33(5):562-71.

 

To assess the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by focusing on the liver.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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A clinicopathologic study of 24 cases of systemic mastocytosis involving the gastrointestinal tract and assessment of mucosal mast cell density in irritable bowel syndrome and asymptomatic patients.
 

Author(s): Leona A Doyle, Golrokh J Sepehr, Matthew J Hamilton, Cem Akin, Mariana C Castells, Jason L Hornick

Journal: Am. J. Surg. Pathol.. 2014 Jun;38(6):832-43.

 

Counting mast cells in gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal biopsies is becoming an increasingly common practice. The primary reason for this exercise is to evaluate for possible involvement by systemic mastocytosis (SM). However, the features of mastocytosis in GI biopsies are not well ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" returned 157 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis of 25 studies.
 

Author(s): Zhi-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Jun Duan, Li-Xia Wang, Dong Yang, Gang Zhao, Lin Zhang

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The results of previous studies assessing the association between the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism of serotonin transporter gene and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to clarify the association between the 5-HTTLPR mutation and the presence of IBS ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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Challenges in management of irritable bowel syndrome in children.
 

Author(s): Siba Prosad Paul, Penny Barnard, Charlotte Bigwood, David C A Candy

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2013 Dec;50(12):1137-43.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common cause of recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children and can be a debilitating experience for both child and family. Organic causes of RAP symptoms such as celiac and inflammatory bowel diseases should be excluded before a diagnosis of IBS ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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Association of interleukin-10 polymorphisms with risk of irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Shan-Yu Qin, Hai-Xing Jiang, Dong-Hong Lu, You Zhou

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(48):9472-80.

 

To clarify the current understanding of the association between interleukin-10 (IL-10) polymorphisms and the risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Saccharomyces Boulardii in Diarrhea Dominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2007

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Delivered Dietary Intervention for Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Abdominal Pain

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2013

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Lactibiane Tolerance
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2012

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