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IBgard reduces IBS symptoms within 24 hours

May 25, 2017

CHICAGO —IBgard showed significant efficacy in a combined group of patients with irritable bowel syndrome with both diarrhea and constipation, and patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS, at 24 hours and at 4 weeks, according to data from two posters presented at Digestive Disease Week.

“The data presented at DDW demonstrating a degree of clinical benefit with peppermint oil as a therapy for two difficult to treat conditions such as functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome with a mixed stool pattern are important and intriguing,” Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, professor of medicine in the gastroenterology division at the University of South Alabama, and Healio Gastroenterology Peer Perspective Board member, told Healio Gastroenterology. “These data add to the body of literature supporting the use of peppermint oil based therapies for some functional gastrointestinal disorders and additional research regarding the mechanism of action of this therapy and confirmation of its effects is eagerly awaited.”

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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Von Willebrand Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

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IBgard reduces IBS symptoms within 24 hours

May 25, 2017
CHICAGO —IBgard showed significant efficacy in a combined group of patients with irritable bowel syndrome with both diarrhea and constipation…

In the Journals

Psychological, dietary interventions show promise for treating abdominal pain in IBD

May 24, 2017
Limited evidence from a systematic review shows psychological interventions focusing on relaxation and stress management, as well as certain dietary…

In the Journals

Uceris tablets induce remission in mesalamine-refractory, mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis

May 24, 2017
A phase 3 randomized controlled trial demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Uceris tablets for induction of clinical and endoscopic remission in…

In the Journals

IBD patients on social media focus on risks rather than benefits of biologics

May 23, 2017
A study of social media posts showed patients with inflammatory bowel disease more often share their concerns about the negative side effects of…

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