Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Why Rome Iv Matters In Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(MedPage Today) -- The natural history of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) defined according to the stricter Rome IV criteria is more severe than that of Rome III-defined IBS, a longitudinal study found. This has important implications for patient...
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Covid-19 Vaccine Study Has A Warning For People Who Take Common Ibd Drug

A new study is alerting people who take a common drug for Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) that their body’s response to the first COVID-19 vaccine dose may be lower than expected. The issue was observed in people taking an immune-suppressing...
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Minimizing The Pesky Placebo Response In Ibs Trials

(MedPage Today) -- Pharmacological trials in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should include a run-in period of at least 2 weeks and dosing of no more than once or twice a day in order to minimize the pooled placebo response rate, a new...
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3 Reasons To Avoid Arena Pharmaceuticals -- And 1 Reason To Buy

What do drugs for weight loss, pulmonary hypertension, and irritable bowel syndrome all have in common? Not much -- except they are all offerings in which Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA) has come close to the finish line over the past two...
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Specific Bacterium In The Gut Linked To Irritable Bowel Syndrome (ibs)

Researchers have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS -- especially the form that causes diarrhea. Although the discovery needs confirmation in larger studies, there is hope that it might lead to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria, Diarrhea

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Ueg: Allergy-related Dz Tied To Irritable Bowel Syndrome At 16

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- Asthma and food hypersensitivity (FH) at age 12 years are associated with an increased risk for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at age 16 years, according to a study presented at UEG Week Virtual 2020, held Oct. 11 to...
Related topics: Allergies, Asthma, Medical Research

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Study Probes Links In Asthma, Food Sensitivity And Irritable Bowel Syndrome

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 -- Teens who had asthma and food hypersensitivity when they were younger are at increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers report. For the study, the investigators examined the health of 2,770 children from...
Related topics: Medical Research, Asthma

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Giant Spider Provides Promise Of Pain Relief For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Molecules from the venom of one of the world's largest spiders could help researchers tailor pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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Fecal Transplant Curbs Irritable Bowel Symptoms In Controlled Trial

(MedPage Today) -- In patients who had treatment-refractory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea or mixed symptoms, symptoms eased after fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in a small, sham-controlled trial. The effect waned over 1 year...
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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction May Cut Ibs Symptoms

FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 -- Mindfulness-based stress reduction training is associated with robust improvements in gastrointestinal symptoms for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published online April 7 in...
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'dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel

THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 -- Probiotic supplements containing "killed" bacteria might help some people with irritable bowel syndrome find relief, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings add to evidence that certain probiotics can help some...
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Mindfulness Program May Benefit Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Adults with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gastrointestinal symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant to reduce stress.
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What Is A Low Fodmap Diet And How It Can Help With Gastrointestinal Discomfort

A low FODMAP diet is a type of elimination diet designed to help people with GI disorders like irritable bowel syndrome. Here's what to avoid eating.
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Medical News Today: Treatment Options For Ibs

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Learn about the treatments and remedies here.

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Colon Pain

Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Constipation, Diarrhea, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Trick Or Treat: Something To Eat

Lisa Hanawalt illustrates a humorous comic in which people prone to irritable-bowel syndrome search for Halloween sweets to give to trick-or-treaters.

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Researchers Find Dietary Changes That Help Treat Irritable Bowel Disease

(Credit: Rimma Bondarenko/Shutterstock) In recent years, researchers have pinpointed a group of compounds called FODMAPs that are common trigger foods for people with irritable bowel syndrome. But it wasn’t immediately clear whether...
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Cognitive Therapy By Phone, Web May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered via telephone and web is effective for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published online Sept. 3 in The Lancet Gastroenterology...
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Scientists Find Simple Urine Test Could Offer A Non-invasive Approach For Diagnosis Of Ibs

Scientists at McMaster University have identified new biomarkers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in urine, which could lead to better treatments and reduce the need for costly and invasive colonoscopy procedures currently used for diagnosis.
Related topics: Medical Research, Colonoscopy

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Marketing Ok'd For Device To Help Reduce Ibs Symptoms In Adolescents

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- The IB-Stim has received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first medical device used to help alleviate functional abdominal pain in 11- to 18-year-old patients with irritable bowel...
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