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Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome as defined by PubMed/MeSH

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: "disorder with chronic or recurrent colonic symptoms without a clearcut etiology. This condition is characterized by chronic or recurrent abdominal pain, bloating, mucus in feces, and an erratic disturbance of defecation“.

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Abstracts published
in the last 5 years
Free full text published
in the last 5 years
   Prevention and Control
      Randomized Controlled Trial
      Practice Guideline


Clinical update: irritable bowel syndrome. Spiller R. Lancet. 2007 May 12;369(9573):1586-8. PMID:17499587

AGA technical review on irritable bowel syndrome. Drossman DA, et al. Gastroenterology. 2002 Dec;123(6):2108-31. PMID:12454866

Clinical practice. Irritable bowel syndrome. Mayer EA. N Engl J Med. 2008 Apr 17;358(16):1692-9. PMID:18420501

Functional bowel disorders. Longstreth GF, et al. Gastroenterology. 2006 Apr;130(5):1480-91. PMID:16678561

Guidelines on the irritable bowel syndrome: mechanisms and practical management. Gut. 2007 Dec;56(12):1770-98  PMID:17488783