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  2. Gastroenterology. 2021 Apr 15:S0016-5085(21)00642-9. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2021.04.020. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Oral monosaccharides and disaccharides are used to measure in vivo human gut permeability through urinary excretion. AIMS: 1. To obtain normative data on small intestinal and colonic permeability; 2. To assess variance on standard 16g fiber diet performed twice; 3. To determine whether dietary fiber influences gut permeability measurements; 4. To present pilot data using 2 selected probes in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METH
  3. IBS awareness month: 8 recent updates on treatment, pain management Healio Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most burdensome and chronic ailments with an estimated 45 million people affected in the United States, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders reports. Although it is so common, many people remain undiagnosed and unaware their symptoms indicate a recognized disorder. Further, patients are often stigmatized and misunderstood, creating a significant impact on their quality of life. View the full article
  4. Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS: 4 Mistakes to Avoid Everyday Health If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chances are you’ve heard of the low-FODMAP diet. But how does the diet work, and can it really help you manage the hallmark symptoms of IBS, like gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea? Created by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, the low-FODMAP diet is a science-backed way for people with gastrointestinal conditions like IBS to figure out which foods trigger their symptoms so they can limit or eliminate them from their diet. FODMAPs (the acronym
  5. Telehealth for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Verywell Health Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that can be difficult to manage.1 After getting a diagnosis, treating IBS may mean working with several different healthcare professionals. Before the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth services were not commonly used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS. Some parts of receiving care for IBS might still need to be done in person, such as procedures or lab work. However, there are other aspects of treating IBS that could be accomplished through telehealth appointments,
  6. 'Public toilet closures are not an inconvenience, they're an equality issue' The Bristol Cable Throughout successive lockdowns, people have had to take their social lives outside in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. In the wake of cafe closures and bans on indoor meetings between households, face-to-face meetings have become limited to walks and hangouts on park benches. An unintended consequence of this exodus outdoors has seen Bristolians facing a shortage of public loos. Toilet access has been an issue of national concern over the last 12 months, causing frustration acro
  7. What % risk of death would you accept for your disease to be cured? In #IrritableBowelSyndrome #IBS the answer is 10% risk of death This is how much the disorder can affect peoples' lives. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1542356520304845 (Feed generated with FetchRSS) View the full article
  8. Anji Pharma Adds Clinical Sites to Accelerate Clinical Development of Pradigastat for the Treatment of Functional Constipation Business Wire View the full article CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anji Pharma has initiated dosing in the U.S. and China as part of a Phase 2 program for pradigastat (ANJ908) in functional constipation. Pradigastat, a first-in-class inhibitor of diacylglycerol acyl transferase 1 (DGAT1), has a robust safety and pharmacodynamic profile that has been rigorously established across multiple clinical studies. Chronic constipatio
  9. New ACG IBS Guidelines with Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD Healio In this episode, Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, joins us to discuss the American College of Gastroenterology’s newest guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome, options for patients with IBS-D and IBS-C, and much more. Brought to you by Red Hill Biopharma. Intro :02 Can you briefly review the process that led to the final document? 1:31 All recommendations are not created equal in this guideline or any guideline … do you think that is a fair statement? 3:56 Do you have some key takeaways for listeners in r
  10. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 13;11(1):8077. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-87158-2. ABSTRACT Gastrointestinal symptoms are frequent in acute adrenal insufficiency. Although digestive symptoms can significantly reduce quality of life, they are rarely described in patients with treated chronic adrenal insufficiency (CAI). We aimed to characterize digestive symptoms in CAI patients. We used the section pertaining functional bowel disorders of the Rome IV questionnaire. A questionnaire was published on the website of the non-profit patient association "Adrenals" (NPPA of CAI patients) for five months. Information o
  11. Inflamm Intest Dis. 2021 Feb;6(1):32-37. doi: 10.1159/000511105. Epub 2020 Dec 9. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Protracted exposures to small doses of radiation, even cumulative effective doses (CED) as low as 50-100 mSv, may increase the risk for malignancy. Medical radiation exposure has not been rigorously examined for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We examined medical radiation exposure in patients with IBS at a tertiary care center in the USA. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with IBS at our institute from 2009 to 2018 were included in a retrospective cohort study. Medical charts were
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  13. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 Apr 12:e14150. doi: 10.1111/nmo.14150. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Symptoms following fructose ingestion, or fructose intolerance, are common in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) and are generally attributed to intestinal malabsorption. The relationships between absorption, symptoms, and intestinal gas production following fructose ingestion were studied in patients with FGID. METHODS: Thirty FGID patients ingested a single dose of fructose 35 g or water in a randomized, double-blind, crossover study. Blood and breath gas
  14. RT @emilyhaller_rdn: From the archives, but w/ updated photos: a delicious Low FODMAP Quinoa Tabbouleh salad. Even if you don't have a sensitivity to FODMAPs you will enjoy this dish. Made w/ fresh vegetables, herbs, cooked quinoa, & a lemon, olive oil dressing. https://hallerhealthandwellness.com/low-fodmap-quinoa-tabbouleh/ (Feed generated with FetchRSS) View the full article
  15. Medications for #IBS are expensive. How expensive? @umfoodoc and colleagues take a deep dive into both payer and patient perceptions of treatment 💰 CBT: Better than “no treatment,” lubiprostone, plecanatide, & (for payers) linaclotide Access? Difficult https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7818007/ (Feed generated with FetchRSS) View the full article
  16. Minerva Gastroenterol (Torino). 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.23736/S2724-5985.21.02802-6. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a multifactorial condition without any specific investigation. Faecal calprotectin (FC) may be elevated in IBS without any explanation. In addition, some patients with IBS have symptoms related to lactose intolerance. AIMS: Our main objective was to investigate whether an increase in FC could be related to lactose intolerance in patients with IBS. METHODS: In this retrospective single-center study, all patients with IBS who have underwen
  17. Nutr Health. 2021 Apr 8:2601060211004784. doi: 10.1177/02601060211004784. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to assess the association between dairy consumption and constipation in the general adult population. DESIGN: Data from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study were used to assess the association between dairy consumption and constipation in women (n=632) and men (n=609). Information on milk, yogurt and cheese, and constipation were self-reported. Total dairy was calculated by summing the intake of milk, yogurt and cheese and expressed as servings per day. Multiva
  18. Lubiprostone safety profile comparable in children, adults with PFC Healio Lubiprostone was not significantly more effective compared with placebo in children or adolescents with pediatric functional constipation; however, the safety profile was similar to that in adults, according to study results. “In summary, the results of this analysis of two phase 3 studies showed that the overall safety profile of lubiprostone in this population was comparable to that observed in adult patients with chronic constipation,” Marc A. Benninga, pediatric gastroenterologist from Emma Children’s Ho
  19. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Mar 31;43:101374. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101374. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The benefits of written expressive disclosure (WED) to health are documented in a variety of healthy and clinical populations. This study investigates the effect of WED on health-related outcomes in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: Adults (N = 189) meeting Rome III criteria for IBS were randomly assigned to write about their: (1) deepest thoughts and feelings about the most stressful life event of the past five years (n = 67), (2) deepest thoughts and feelings
  20. RT @CCSMonash: The #LowFODMAP diet is everywhere, but @MonashFODMAP researchers warn it's not for weight loss. Dr Jane Varney explains https://theconversation.com/the-fodmap-diet-is-everywhere-but-researchers-warn-its-not-for-weight-loss-131550?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton via @ConversationEDU (Feed generated with FetchRSS) View the full article
  21. Constipation: how can nurses help to reduce the scale of the problem? Nursing Times The Bowel Interest Group recently published a report on the cost of constipation to the NHS, highlighting the scale of chronic constipation cases in the UK and the urgent need to implement solutions to alleviate the problem. This article outlines the key findings from the report that are relevant to nurses including communication, managing high-risk patients, laxative use and dedicated services. View the full article
  22. The Surprising Relationship Between Gut Health and Disordered Eating Well+Good Eating disorders (EDs) are complicated; recovery, even more so. Not only can they be difficult to treat, but eating disorders (unlike some other mental health conditions) affect the body as well as the mind. I’ve experienced this firsthand, and I’ve had to heal my whole self in order to recover fully—including, surprisingly, my gut. Throughout treatment programs, I’ve met fellow survivors with incontinence, who required low fiber diets, or who had been under doctor’s care for severe constipation. While my
  23. J Dig Dis. 2021 Apr 6. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12988. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT AIM: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and altered defecation, with a female predominance. Alterations in fecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) is associated with IBS. However, little is known regarding sex-based differences in this regard. METHODS: We recruited 162 diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D) patients and 66 age-matched healthy controls (HCs). Abdominal and psychological symptoms were evaluated using the IBS Severity Scoring System and Hospital Anxiety and Depres
  24. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Apr 3:kaaa119. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaaa119. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, often disabling gastrointestinal (GI) disorder for which there is no satisfactory medical treatment but is responsive to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). PURPOSE: To evaluate the costs and cost-effectiveness of a minimal contact version of CBT (MC-CBT) condition for N = 145 for IBS relative to a standard, clinic-based CBT (S-CBT; N = 146) and a nonspecific comparator emphasizing education/support (EDU; N = 145). METHOD: We estimated the per-patie
  25. Br J Nutr. 2021 Apr 5:1-19. doi: 10.1017/S0007114521001215. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT This review intends to act as an overview of Fructose Malabsorption (FM) and its role in the aetiology of diseases including, but not limited to, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Infantile colic and the relationship between fructose absorption and the propagation of some cancers. IBS results in a variety of symptoms including stomach pains, cramps and bloating. Patients can be categorised into two groups, depending on whether the patients' experiences either constipation (IBS-C) or diarrhoea (IBS-D).
  26. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 Apr 5:e14147. doi: 10.1111/nmo.14147. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is common and can be associated with disabling gastrointestinal symptoms. Comprehensive data regarding utilization and cost of pediatric IBS are lacking. Our aim was to determine the annual all-cause spending and healthcare utilization in pediatric IBS. METHODS: Cross-sectional cohort study using a national claims database of commercially insured individuals. 932,592 members, age 8-18 years, were included. Members were selected based on PheWa
  27. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Apr;96(4):1071-1089. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.10.004. ABSTRACT Functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders (FGIDs) result from central and peripheral mechanisms, cause chronic remitting-relapsing symptoms, and are associated with comorbid conditions and impaired quality of life. This article reviews sex- and gender-based differences in the prevalence, pathophysiologic factors, clinical characteristics, and management of functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that together affect approximately 1 in 4 people in the United States. These conditions are m
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