21. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine4,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist5,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine4 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine6
  1. Alexander C Ford1,
  2. Paul Moayyedi2 and
  3. Nicholas J Talley3

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch21

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Ford, A. C., Moayyedi, P. and Talley, N. J. (2010) Irritable Bowel Syndrome, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 6

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Gastroenterology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Gastroenterology Division, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Definition of irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Prevalence and incidence of irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and health services;
  • Pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Making a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Prognosis of irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Evidence for disturbed gastrointestinal motility;
  • Evidence for visceral hypersensitivity and abnormalities of central pain processing;
  • Evidence for a post-infectious etiology and altered gut flora

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Prevalence and incidence of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Irritable bowel syndrome and health services

  • Pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Making a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Prognosis of irritable bowel syndrome

  • References