In the Journals

IBS causes absences, productivity loss at work

September 26, 2018
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are negatively affected by their disease at work, according to research published in The American Journal of

Partnership for a microbiome diagnostics platform to detect precancerous colon polyps announced

September 21, 2018
Prescient Medicine Holdings LLC and Metabiomics Corp. have announced a joint venture to develop a microbiome diagnostics platform for detecting…

In the Journals

Diminished conditioned pain modulation observed in patients with IBS

September 14, 2018
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome experienced significantly diminished conditioned pain modulation, a physiological phenomenon where a painful…

In the Journals

Antidepressants, psychological therapies reduce IBS symptoms

September 6, 2018
Antidepressants can help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by targeting the interaction between the brain and the gut, according to a…


Q&A: Believing IBS is a disease of ‘nervous, anxious women’ is ‘antiquated’ and ‘wrong’

August 27, 2018
Imagine being a physician specialized in a certain area and hearing that something being taught in a board review course for recertification could be…

In the Journals

Glutamine supplements improve symptoms of postinfectious IBS-D

August 21, 2018
Oral dietary glutamine supplements helped patients improve symptoms of postinfectious diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome, according to…

In the Journals

IBS-D can lead to suicidal thoughts

August 8, 2018
More than 10% of patients with diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome admited to feeling suicidal thoughts, according to data from a survey…

In the Journals

Insufficient evidence to support gluten-free diet for IBS

August 7, 2018
New research revealed a lack of evidence to support initiating a gluten-free diet to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. However…

In the Journals

Capsule more accurate than breath test for detecting hydrogen in gut

August 1, 2018
A swallowable capsule more accurately detected gas in the gut than breath tests, the current standard used to diagnose several gastrointestinal…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Exposure CBT helps pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders

July 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — Exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy was more effective than usual treatment at improving symptoms in children with…

Healio Hot Topic

Why a GI Dietitian Adds Value to a GI Practice

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2018
Kate Scarlata, RDN
Difficult to treat gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome can be cumbersome for the patient and health care practitioner alike…

Healio Hot Topic

IBS: Transitioning from a Syndrome to a Disease

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2018
William Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG
Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom-based condition defined by the presence of abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. The clinical phenotype can…

Healio Hot Topic

GI psychologists bring value to IBS patient care

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2018
The benefits of incorporating GI-specific psychological care for patients with irritable bowel syndrome are becoming increasingly recognized. Hence…


Flexibility Key in Diagnosing, Managing IBS

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2018
Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
This month’s Healio Hot Topic focuses on irritable bowel syndrome and the grey areas we encounter as physicians when we evaluate and manage…

Healio Hot Topic

9 Things to Know About Medical Therapies for IBS

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2018
While diet-based and microbiome-based therapies gain speed in the gastroenterology world, irritable bowel syndrome has seen recent approvals in the…

In the Journals

Patients with IBS-C ‘dissatisfied’ with treatment options

July 12, 2018
Patients with constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome expressed dissatisfaction with the available treatments for their symptoms, despite…

In the Journals

Ultra-processed foods linked to IBS

June 26, 2018
Patients who eat more ultra-processed foods have a higher risk for irritable bowel syndrome, according to research published in the American Journal

Meeting News

Stressful events in adulthood linked to increased risk for IBS

June 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — Patients with more perceived stressful life events in adulthood are more likely to develop irritable bowel syndrome, according to…

In the Journals

Most GIs believe IBS diets ‘as good or better’ than medical therapy

June 21, 2018
The majority of gastroenterologists in the United States believe that diet therapy can be as good as, if not better than, available medical therapies…

Meeting News

Gut microbiome predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in IBS

June 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — The presence of certain kinds of bacteria in a patient’s gut microbiome helped predict their responsiveness to cognitive…