Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Q&A With Craig Strasnick From Commonwealth Laboratories: New Test Looks for Fast Identification of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Whether patients have irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease what matters to them most is getting the correct diagnosis and treatment as quickly as possible.
The US Food and Drug Association (FDA) granted approval for eluxadoline (Viberzi) and rifaximin (Xifaxan), to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and women.
Some intestinal bacteria cause more pain than others in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, according to study results reported by a team of researchers from North Carolina.
Relaxation responses physiologic states of deep rest induced by practices such as meditation, yoga, and prayer were reported to positively trigger symptom improvement and gene expression changes within patients afflicted with gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
Americans’ low-fiber diets that tend to be rich in red meats put them at risk for diverticulosis, and by age 60, roughly half of Americans have or have had diverticulosis. It’s not clear how many patients with diverticulosis go on to develop diverticulitis, but once diverticulitis develops, 10-25% of patients need surgery, often urgently.
When NYU Langone Medical Center gastroenterologist Lee Ann Chen, MD needs frozen stool pills, she puts in an order with OpenBiome, a two-year-old Massachusetts non-profit whose sole mission is to provide them.
In Part 2 Lea Ann Chen, MD, discusses some potential issues associated with Fecal Matter Transplantation.

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