Based on technical review and expert consensus, a guideline committee put together by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released official recommendations on the laboratory evaluation of functional diarrhea and diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) in immunocompetent adults. This report was published in Gastroenterology. Members of the AGA guideline committee and authors of the technical review…
Irritable bowel syndrome is rarely serious, but is still an inconvenience and a painful disorder for patients who have it. For patients who have IBS or are concerned they may have it, how can you explain the basics of how it is detected and managed?
Investigators evaluated the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in a well-defined cohort of patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) using quantitative microbiological assessment of the duodenal aspirate.
Researchers compared integrated multidisciplinary clinical care vs gastroenterologist-only care with regard to symptoms, specific functional disorders, psychological state, quality of life, and cost of care for treating functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Probiotics should only be recommended for specific patient populations since there is not enough evidence to support their use in the majority of digestive conditions, according to new clinical guidelines released by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and recently published in Gastroenterology.