A research team with members at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has discovered genetic factors involved in a severe form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), pediatric ulcerative colitis.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome experience less effective pain treatments, according to research from the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Researchers at the University of Leicester have developed a highly sensitive “electronic-nose” to identify the infectious bacteria Clostridium difficile that causes diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever in patients.
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.