Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Common Name(s)

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 2015

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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 2015

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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 772 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An antiemetic for irritable bowel syndrome?
 

Author(s): Robert Levy, Jason Corbo, Shailendra Prasad

Journal: J Fam Pract. 2014 Oct;63(10):600-2.

 

A drug used for cancer patients may provide some relief to patients with IBS.

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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Association between the location of diverticular disease and the irritable bowel syndrome: a multicenter study in Japan.
 

Author(s): Eiji Yamada, Masahiko Inamori, Eri Uchida, Emiko Tanida, Motoyoshi Izumi, Kimiya Takeshita, Tetsuro Fujii, Kazuto Komatsu, Jun Hamanaka, Shin Maeda, Akira Kanesaki, Nobuyuki Matsuhashi, Atsushi Nakajima

Journal: Am. J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Dec;109(12):1900-5.

 

No previous reports have shown an association between location of diverticular disease (DD) and the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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Therapeutic effects, tolerability and safety of a multi-strain probiotic in Iranian adults with irritable bowel syndrome and bloating.
 

Author(s): Elham Jafari, Homayoon Vahedi, Shahin Merat, Shabnam Momtahen, Aina Riahi

Journal: Arch Iran Med. 2014 Jul;17(7):466-70.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder in Iran with challenging treatment. Although trials have suggested that probiotics alleviate the complaints of patients with minimal side effects, they have not been investigated in Iranian adults.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" returned 168 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Correlation of the microbiota and intestinal mucosa in the pathophysiology and treatment of irritable bowel, irritable eye, and irritable mind syndrome].
 

Author(s): János Fehér, Illés Kovács, Elena Pacella, Zsolt Radák

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2014 Sep;155(37):1454-60.

 

Accumulating clinical evidence supports co-morbidity of irritable bowel, irritable eye and irritable mind symptoms. Furthermore, perturbation of the microbiota-host symbiosis (dysbiosis) is considered a common pathogenic mechanism connecting gastrointestinal, ocular and neuropsychiatric ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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Interaction between ingested nutrients and gut endocrine cells in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (review).
 

Author(s): Magdy El-Salhy, Odd Helge Gilja, Doris Gundersen, Jan G Hatlebakk, Trygve Hausken

Journal: Int. J. Mol. Med.. 2014 Aug;34(2):363-71.

 

Several endocrine cell abnormalities have been reported in different segments of the gastrointestinal tract of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These cells have specialized microvilli that project into the lumen; they function as sensors for the gut contents and respond ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Is irritable bowel syndrome an organic disorder?
 

Author(s): Magdy El-Salhy, Doris Gundersen, Odd Helge Gilja, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk, Trygve Hausken

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Jan;20(2):384-400.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is generally considered to be functional because there appears to be no associated anatomical defect. Stress and psychological factors are thought to play an important role in IBS. The gut neuroendocrine system ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Sensitivity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2015

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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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Saccharomyces Boulardii in Diarrhea Dominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2007

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