IBS, Chronic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued
New guidelines offer some new approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To eat or not to eat: New disposable biosensor may help physicians determine which patients can safely be fed following surgery
A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a study. The device could also be used to help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, in addition to helping obese people learn by the sounds from their gut when they should or shouldn’t eat to help them lose weight. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

IBS, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: New Guidelines IssuedIBS, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued
New irritable bowel syndrome and constipation treatment guidelines offer up-to-date recommendations on drug therapy and diet. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 6, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers want to know how newest IBS drug helps stomach pain
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) The newest drug for irritable bowel syndrome has the welcome benefit of relieving the excruciating stomach pain affecting about a third of patients, and researchers want to know how. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological and physical symptoms long after acute attacks
UCLA researchers interviewed people with diverticulitis and confirmed that many suffer psychological and physical symptoms long after their acute illness has passed.  For the study, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Quality of Life Research, a UCLA team led by Dr. Brennan Spiegel interviewed patients in great detail about the symptoms they experience weeks, months or even years after an acute diverticulitis attack. Their striking findings add to growing evidence that, for some patients, diverticulitis goes beyond isolated attacks and can lead to a chronic condition that mimics irritable bowel syndr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks
Patients were interviewed by a research team in great detail about the symptoms they experience weeks, months or even years after an acute diverticulitis attack. Their striking findings add to growing evidence that, for some patients, diverticulitis goes beyond isolated attacks and can lead to a chronic condition that mimics irritable bowel syndrome. The researchers used those insights to develop a questionnaire to help doctors better assess the long-term impact of diverticulitis, which ultimately could lead to better understanding and management of the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/12/2011 12:39:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - July 23, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Immune cell's role in intestinal movement may lead to better understanding of irritable bowel syndrome
Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, researchers say. The muscular lining of the intestine contains a distinct kind of macrophage, an immune system cell that helps fight infections. The role of these cells in normal colon function is not known, although they have been linked to inflammation after abdominal surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune cell's role in intestinal movement may lead to better understanding of IBS
(Penn State) Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Three herbal teas that can aid digestion and treat stomach problems
(NaturalNews) According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. (1) Many of these problems are linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Blog: Cancer Risk in IBD
(MedPage Today) -- In this Guest Blog, Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, discusses his recent study on vitamin D and its relationship with cancer in patients with irritable bowel disease. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 8, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depressed? It May Be Celiac Disease
Melanie had been feeling out of sorts for years. No matter how well she slept, she was often fatigued. She had frequent headaches. She had diarrhea so often, she figured it was just how her body worked. She wryly said that she knew where every bathroom in town was located. Although an upbeat person by nature, it was hard for her to be happy when she felt bad so often. Nonetheless, some days were better than others. She was determined not to let how she felt physically get her down. Mel had been going to doctors for years to try to get an answer. Diagnoses included irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, lactose intoleran...
Source: Psych Central - June 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Depression Disorders General Healthy Living Celiac Disease Gluten Gluten-free diet Irritable bowel syndrome National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Source Type: news

Brain Scans Show Altered Placebo Analgesia Response in IBSBrain Scans Show Altered Placebo Analgesia Response in IBS
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond differently to placebo analgesia than do healthy controls and ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in remission, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Well: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Well: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Cutting Sugar May Ease IBS in Kids
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- A diet low in foods with certain sugars known as FODMAPs appears to reduce symptoms in children diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kids with IBS Face Four Times the Risk for Celiac Disease (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Children who meet clinical criteria for irritable bowel syndrome are four times as likely to have celiac disease as the general population, according to a JAMA Pediatrics article.Researchers studied nearly 800 Italian children aged 4 to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Increased prevalence of celiac disease in children with irritable bowel syndrome
There appears to be an increased prevalence of celiac disease among children with irritable bowel syndrome. Recurrent abdominal pain affects 10 percent to 15 percent of school-aged children. The prevalence of celiac disease is as high as 1 percent in European countries and patients can present with a wide spectrum of symptoms, including abdominal pain, although the disease is often asymptomatic. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Children's Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Calprotectin Distinguishes Organic From Functional DisorderFecal Calprotectin Distinguishes Organic From Functional Disorder
Fecal calprotectin is a non-invasive test that helps clinicians distinguish between organic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and functional disorder (irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS), according to new research from the UK. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 19, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for April 2014
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Vitamin D supplements are taken by nearly half of American adults. Low levels of vitamin D are a result, not a cause, of poor health. Therefore, supplement may not help http://buff.ly/Ml153n -- Vitamin D supplement sales increased more than 10-fold, from $24 million in 2002 to $605 million in 2011 (US data) http://buff.ly/Mo7Ykj"Is Your Stethoscope Going to Join Typewriter in the Storage Closet?" http://buff.ly/1dILsbh - However, you can't listen to lungs with ultrasound.Coffee Hydrates as Well as Water http://buff.ly/1i5Rc3V - Study defined mod...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments Aren't One-Size-Fits-All
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition that affects about 15.3 million people in the United States. No one remedy works for all patients, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to bring more treatments to the market. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - April 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutations Linked to IBS, May Lead to TreatmentMutations Linked to IBS, May Lead to Treatment
About 2% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have a SCN5A mutation that disrupts sodium channel function, suggesting a new pathogenic mechanism and possible treatments. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 27, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Defective gene could suggest a genetic basis for IBS
A joint team of researchers from Sweden, Italy, Greece and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota claim to have unearthed a clue to a genetic basis for irritable bowel syndrome.Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder that affects about 15-20% of the Western world. In some countries, such as Sweden, IBS is the second highest cause of work absenteeism, after common colds.Symptoms of IBS include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

Not just the gut: negative relationships, fatigue are more powerful than symptoms in IBS patients' health perceptions
Social relationships, fatigue and other coexisting medical problems have a stronger effect on how patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rate their overall health than the severity of their gastrointestinal symptoms, a University at Buffalo study has found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

Genetic clue to irritable bowel syndrome found
Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. Researchers estimate that approximately 15 to 20 percent of the Western world has IBS. It is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Most patients with the disorder commonly experience symptoms of cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and BDNF
In this study, Researchers used Neuromics'  i-FectTM Transfection Kit to deliver BDNF to determine effect on visceral hypersensitivity (VHS): J. H. Winston1 Q. Li1, S. K. Sarna1. Chronic prenatal stress epigenetically modifies spinal cord BDNF expression to induce sex-specific visceral hypersensitivity in offspring. Article first published online: 4 MAR 2014. Neurogastroenterology & Motility. DOI: 10.1111/nmo.12326. The Journal of Pain, Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2013, Pages 1485–1491 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2013.07.007 Intrathecal treatment with brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) ant...
Source: Neuromics - March 20, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: BDNF i-Fect Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic clue to irritable bowel syndrome
(Mayo Clinic) Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in the journal Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in the journal Gastroenterology. Researchers estimate [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News - March 20, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

How best to manage sepsis patients, particularly during the critical first few hours of treatment
Survival of patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether they received treatment based on specific protocols or the usual high-level standard of care, according to a five-year clinical study. The large-scale randomized trial, named ProCESS for Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock, was done in 31 academic hospital emergency departments across the country and was funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health.The results of the trial, led by Derek C. Angus, M.D., M.P.H., and Donald M. Yealy, M.D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

In IBS, non-GI issues more powerful than symptoms in patients' health perceptions
Social relationships, fatigue and other coexisting medical problems have a stronger effect on how patients with irritable bowel syndrome rate their overall health than the severity of their gastrointestinal symptoms, a study has found. "Self-reported health has been found to be a strong and robust predictor for mortality and morbidity even when controlled for the presence of disease symptoms," a researcher explains. "However, very few studies have looked at self-reported health in relation to gastrointestinal disease." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

In IBS, non-GI issues are more powerful than symptoms in patients' health perceptions
(University at Buffalo) Social relationships, fatigue and other coexisting medical problems have a stronger effect on how patients with irritable bowel syndrome rate their overall health than the severity of their gastrointestinal symptoms, a University at Buffalo study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

IBS and bloating: When the gut microbiota gets out of balance
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to sixty per cent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of IBS is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. For quite a long time, IBS was believed to be a primarily psychological condition."Contrary to this view, recent findings suggest that IBS is linked to clearly detectable gut microbiota alterations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

i-Fect, BDNF and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
In this study, Researchers used Neuromics'  i-FectTM Transfection Kit to deliver BDNF to determine effect on visceral hypersensitivity (VHS): J. H. Winston1 Q. Li1, S. K. Sarna1. Chronic prenatal stress epigenetically modifies spinal cord BDNF expression to induce sex-specific visceral hypersensitivity in offspring. Article first published online: 4 MAR 2014. Neurogastroenterology & Motility. DOI: 10.1111/nmo.12326. The Journal of Pain, Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2013, Pages 1485–1491 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2013.07.007 Intrathecal treatment with brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) ant...
Source: siRNA and DsiRNA Transfection Efficiency - March 11, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: BDNF;chronic stress;functional bowel disorders;iritable bowel syndrome;visceral hypersnsitivity i-Fect intrathecal delivery of siRNA Source Type: news

IBS and bloating: When the gut microbiota gets out of balance
(American Gastroenterological Association) Irritable bowel syndrome belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to 60 percent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. For quite a long time, irritable bowel syndrome was believed to be a primarily psychological condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Notes: Dancing on Ice Suzanne in stomach pain agony
Dancing On Ice star Suzanne Shaw suffered agonising stomach pains when skating for the show - triggered by her Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of FODMAPs on Small and Large Intestinal ContentsEffects of FODMAPs on Small and Large Intestinal Contents
Does the ingestion of fructose and fructans potentially exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms? The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 20, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Spastic colon: What does it mean?
Spastic colon is another term for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I had the bacteria in my gut analysed. And this may be the future of medicine
Andrew Anthony sent his stool off to have its bacteria sequenced. In the future, such techniques could help assess our susceptibility to conditions from diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to autism, depression and cancerWe are all familiar with "gut feelings", "gut reactions" and "gut instincts", but how much do we really know or care about our guts? As we become increasingly more aware of what we put in our stomachs, it's striking how ignorant we remain of what takes place in our intestines. And it turns out there is an awful lot going on down there.Microbiologists have made some startling...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Anthony Tags: Biology Health Microbiology & wellbeing Human biology Features Antibiotics Life and style The Observer Biochemistry and molecular biology Science Source Type: news

IBS Drug Succeeds in Large TrialsIBS Drug Succeeds in Large Trials
An experimental drug developed by Furiex Pharmaceuticals Inc met the main goal of a pair of large Phase III clinical trials by significantly alleviating diarrhea and abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 5, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Are Dietary FODMAPs a Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? (FREE)
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors In a randomized trial, IBS symptoms … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 29, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Military food to blame? Harry Reid asked Pentagon to research Irritable Bowel Syndrome
At a time when the nation was involved in two wars and there was already plenty of strain on the military's budget, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was pressuring the Defense Department to spend scarce Pentagon resources (and taxpayer dollars) to research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New, 'designer' fiber may help address fiber intolerance and ease IBS symptoms
(Rush University Medical Center) A newly-developed, "designer" dietary fiber with an added potential prebiotic effect may eliminate the side effects of current treatment for irritable bowel syndrome which affects 10-20 percent of the population, disproportionately women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The IBS Miracle Review | Learn How To Cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome...
The IBS Miracle designed by James Walden is the latest program that teaches people how to get relief from their irritable bowel syndrome naturally without any medication. A full review on the site...(PRWeb January 12, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/the-ibs-miracle/review/prweb11482337.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ondansetron May Ease Irritable Bowel SymptomsOndansetron May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Ondansetron relieved some of the most annoying symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), in a randomized trial from the UK. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 8, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis Tied to Higher Risk of IBS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Diverticulitis patients had significantly elevated risks for irritable bowel syndrome and mood disorders over time -- potentially suggesting a new disease class, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news