American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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Lacy BE. Symposia: Functional abdominal pain: A primer for the gastroenterologist. Presented at: ACG Annual Scientific Meeting; Oct. 22-27, 2021; Las Vegas (hybrid meeting).

Disclosures: Lacy reports serving on an advisory committee for Ironwood and Salix and consulting for Allakos and Arena.
November 05, 2021
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VIDEO: Available treatment improves quality of life in functional abdominal pain

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Lacy BE. Symposia: Functional abdominal pain: A primer for the gastroenterologist. Presented at: ACG Annual Scientific Meeting; Oct. 22-27, 2021; Las Vegas (hybrid meeting).

Disclosures: Lacy reports serving on an advisory committee for Ironwood and Salix and consulting for Allakos and Arena.
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LAS VEGAS — In a Healio Gastroenterology video exclusive, Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, of Mayo Clinic, outlined how to diagnose and treat functional abdominal pain, also known as centrally mediated abdominal pain.

“It’s important for a number of different reasons, one is it’s much more common than we think. In the general population, the prevalence of centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome is about 1%, but for referrals to gastroenterologist, it’s actually much more common. ... No. 2, chronic pain. Functional abdominal pain has a huge impact on patients in terms of health care utilization and quality of life; there are opportunities for us to treat these patients better,” Lacy said. “Lastly, it’s an important topic for discussion because there’s been a bit of a conundrum of how to diagnose and accurately treat these patients.”