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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

New guidelines have been issued in relation to the management of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation. The updated guidelines were published as a supplement to the August issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Immune cells responsible for intestinal movement may be the key to an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.
Although small-bowel capsule endoscopy is often used to evaluate unexplained abdominal pain, a new analysis has found the procedure’s diagnostic yield is limited.
Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis during childhood is associated with increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology.
In Europe and the United States, more than 3 million people suffer from either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and while they are becoming more common diagnoses, the root causes and triggers are not completely clear to researchers.
Prebiotics and probiotics have been discussed frequently in the media for supposedly improving overall health, especially diseases related to the gut. However, the evidence on the efficacy and use of these dietary supplements is rather complicated.
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