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Sensory adaptation training improves persistent symptoms in IBS-C  Healio

Compared with escitalopram, sensory adaptation training significantly improved hypersensitivity and bowel symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, according to a study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. 

“The barostat [G&J Electronics] is not widely used clinically, similar to other motility tools, but is commercially available, has been used in innumerable studies, and with some training can be adapted for sensori-behavioral therapy,” Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FRCP, from the division of neurogastroenterology/motility at Augusta University, and colleagues wrote. “Hence, [sensory adaptation training (SAT)] could be a viable treatment option for selected patients with refractory IBS symptoms, but further validation is needed including comparison with sham therapy, and newer visceral analgesics, and assessment of durability of response.”

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