This Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease spotlight education lab activity is produced by SLACK Incorporated and brought to you by Shire.
An estimated 60 to 70 million people in the United States are affected by gastrointestinal disorders that may impact quality of life, work and activity.1,2 The incidence rates of certain GI disorders and symptoms are increasing the chronic burden patients with GI disorders experience.2-4
This spotlight education lab activity takes an in-depth look at the landscape of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), including a review of the current incidence of CIC, unmet needs, and results of a national survey of gastroenterologists and patients with CIC.
William D. Chey, MD, a Peer Perspective Board Member of Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, shares his expert perspective on findings from the Current Insights About Constipation survey, conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Shire. Chey, who contributed to the overall design of the survey, discusses how these results relate to real-world experiences of gastroenterologists and their patients with CIC.
The content of this spotlight education lab activity is brought to you by Shire. For more educational activities on this topic, visit Healio.com/Gastroenterology/Education-Lab.
1. Everhart JE, Ruhl CE. Burden of digestive diseases in the United States part I: overall and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Gastroenterology. 2009; 136:376-386.
2. Peery AF, Dellon ES, Lund J, et al. Burden of gastrointestinal disease in the United States: 2012 update. Gastroenterology. 2012;143(5):1179-1187.e3
3. Dellon ES. Epidemiology of eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2014;43(2):201-218.
4. Molodecky NA, Soon IS, Rabi DM, et al. Increasing incidence and prevalence of the inflammatory bowel diseases with time, based on systematic review. Gastroenterology. 2012;142(1):46-54.e42.
Dr. Chey is a paid consultant for Shire.
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