Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis and Clinical Management

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-06-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This comprehensive yet concise guide to the diagnosis and management of IBS is divided into four main parts: Overview, Diagnosis, Symptom-specific Treatment, and What's Next in IBS. Each chapter includes a summary of key points, and most chapters include cases and multiple choice questions for rapid review. Clinicians who manage patients with IBS will want to keep this dependable reference close at hand.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors, vii

Foreword, ix

Preface, xi

Part 1 Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 1

1 Definitions and Classifications of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 3
Alexander C. Ford

2 Epidemiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 23
Stefan Müller-Lissner

3 Global Impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 37
Eamonn M.M. Quigley

Part 2 Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 51

4 What is the Best Way to Identify and Quantify Irritable Bowel Syndrome?, 53
Gururaj J. Kolar and G. Richard Locke, III

5 Practical Approach to Clinical Assessment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 69
Robin Spiller and Ching Lam

6 Interface between Primary Care and Secondary Care, 93
Nicholas S. Coleman and Hazel Everitt

Part 3 Symptom-specific Treatment of IrritableBowel Syndrome, 119

7 Self-Management Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 121
Monica E. Jarrett, Pamela Barney and Margaret M. Heitkemper

8 Food-related Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 141
Michel Dapoigny

9 Gut Inflammation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 159
Kok-Ann Gwee

10 Psychological Factors and Treatments in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 183
Stephan R. Weinland and Douglas A. Drossman

11 Gut Motility Related Symptoms, 215
Juan-R. Malagelada and Carolina Malagelada

12 Gut Hypersensitivity Related Symptoms, 237
Adam D. Farmer, Madusha Peiris and Qasim Aziz

13 Abdominal Bloating, 263
Peter J. Whorwell

14 Sequencing the Treatments: The Book in One Chapter!, 277
Hans Törnblom and Magnus Simrén

Part 4 What’s next in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 301

15 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Horizons for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 303
Jan Tack

Index, 315

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