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Five Categories of Lower Gastrointestinal Functional Bowel Disorders in Revised Rome IV Criteria
The new Rome IV criteria classify the functional bowel disorders into five distinct categories, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, functional diarrhea, functional abdominal bloating/distention, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. A new category for opioid-induced constipation, which is distinct from the functional bowel disorders, has been added.
Rome IV updates include more specific definitions and diagnostic criteria for functional gastroduodenal disorders such as functional dyspepsia, belching disorders, and nausea and vomiting disorders.
The Rome Foundation announced the release of updated and revised Rome IV diagnostic criteria for more than 20 different gastrointestinal disorders at DDW 2016.
Using data from four previously published studies and using mathematical models to extrapolate data to the current year, researchers at Johns Hopkins contended that medical errors were now the third leading cause of death in the US today.
Surgeons perform approximately 800,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgeries globally each year.
The body’s reaction to a surgical incision is completely understandable - scars are unavoidable.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a common procedure in adult patients but a recent study looked at whether the procedure was safe for younger patients and whether it provided the same level of efficacy.
A recent analysis of past studies has shown that loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for both stroke and coronary heart disease with stroke showing a slightly greater association.
More good news on the Mediterranean diet, this time from the Mediterranean.

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