In the Journals

Amitiza improves abdominal pain, bloating in IBS-C

October 11, 2016
Researchers showed superiority of Amitiza over placebo for improving abdominal pain, bloating and composite endpoints including stool frequency in…

In the Journals

Risk factors support biopsychosocial model of IBS

October 4, 2016
The results of a prospective cohort study showed that — in addition to acute gastrointestinal infection — female sex, vulnerability to…

In the Journals

Migraine associated with functional GI disorders in children, adolescents

September 16, 2016
In children and adolescents, migraine headaches are positively associated with functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal migraine…

VSL#3 probiotic goes dairy-free

September 7, 2016
VSL Pharmaceuticals has relocated manufacturing of its probiotic medical food VSL#3 back to Italy to remove all traces of dairy from the process…

IBgard safe, well-tolerated in IBS patients

September 1, 2016
Six-month data from a real-world surveillance study shows over-the-counter IBgard is safe and well-tolerated in patients with irritable bowel…

In the Journals

New-onset IBS common after C. difficile infection

August 3, 2016
Patients with Clostridium difficile infection have a high risk for developing post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome, particularly those with…

FDA News

SYN-010 for IBS-C to enter phase 3 development following FDA meeting

August 2, 2016
Synthetic Biologics today announced it has completed an End of Phase 2 meeting with the FDA for SYN-010, its microbiome-based anti-methane drug for…

In the Journals

Functional GI disorders involve both gut-to-brain, brain-to-gut pathways

July 27, 2016
A brain-to-gut pathway originating with psychological symptoms and a distinct gut-to-brain pathway originating with gut symptoms are both involved in…

7 recent developments in dietary therapies for IBS

July 25, 2016
A wealth of new data on dietary therapies for irritable bowel syndrome have been recently published in the journals and presented at scientific…

In the Journals

Low FODMAP rye bread benefits patients with IBS

July 19, 2016
Modified low FODMAP rye bread improved symptom control in patients with irritable bowel syndrome in a randomized clinical trial. “Our study…

In the Journals

Hypnotherapy as effective as low FODMAP diet in IBS

July 13, 2016
The efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome is comparable to the low FODMAP diet, according to…

In the Journals

IBgard peppermint oil delivery system provides rapid IBS symptom relief

July 11, 2016
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome experienced rapid symptom relief, high satisfaction and improved quality of life with IBgard, an…

In the Journals

Probiotic yeast improves abdominal pain, bloating in IBS-C patients

June 28, 2016
Although the probiotic Saccharomyces cerevisiae I-3856 failed to improve symptoms overall in a cohort of patients with irritable bowel syndrome in a…

Meeting News Coverage

Rome IV diagnostic criteria for functional GI disorders released at DDW

June 23, 2016
SAN DIEGO — The international, nonprofit Rome Foundation revealed the fourth edition of its diagnostic criteria for functional GI disorders at…

Meeting News Coverage

Fructose malabsorption, symptom severity, IBS subtype predict response to low FODMAP diet

June 21, 2016
Irritable bowel syndrome patients experienced greater benefits from a low FODMAP diet if they had a positive fructose breath test, greater symptom…

FDA News

FDA advisory committee to review biosimilar candidate to Humira

June 15, 2016
The Arthritis Advisory Committee of the FDA has agreed to review data supporting Amgen’s Biologics License Application for ABP 501, a…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Low FODMAP diet improves QoL in IBS-D

May 27, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Shanti L. Eswaran, MD, from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, discusses the results of a…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: IBS blood test gives physician, patient confidence in diagnosis

May 25, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Mark Pimentel, MD, from Cedars Sinai Medical Center, discusses the importance of IBSchek, a…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Mindfulness training improves IBS symptoms, quality of life

May 24, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Kirsten Tillisch, MD, from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Oppenheimer…

Meeting News Coverage

Low FODMAPs linked to altered metabolome, improved IBS symptoms

May 22, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who adhered to a low fermentable oligo-, di-, and mono-saccharides and polyols, or FODMAP…