Disclosures: Berry, Chey and Drossman report no relevant financial disclosures.
December 23, 2020
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The Rome Criteria and What’s Next for Rome V

Disclosures: Berry, Chey and Drossman report no relevant financial disclosures.
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In this episode, Douglas A. Drossman, MD, joins us to discuss his path into medicine, the history and influence of brain-gut interactions and what gastroenterologists can expect for Rome V criteria.

  • Intro :22
  • Drossman’s experiences growing up in New York :33
  • Drossman’s experience performing in a rock and roll band 1:20
  • How did Drossman migrate from playing in a rock band to going to medical school and choosing a career in functional GI disorders? 2:14
  • The history of functional GI disorders and the brain 6:05
  • The influence of brain-gut interactions on motility and sensation and the evolution of opinions 9:29
  • The formation of Rome and its impact on the field of functional GI disorders 13:33
  • Were there other frameworks that were considered at these meetings early on before Rome criteria ever evolved or came out aside from symptom-based diagnosis? 20:15
  • In the various iterations of Rome, what are your proudest moments? 27:06
  • What can gastroenterologists expect for Rome V? 31:00
  • The transformative nature of behavioral therapy 33:13
  • Has there been research on how disorders of brain-gut interaction vary by different countries and different types of upbringings and culture? 37:12
  • Why is it important for providers to better communicate with patients? 42:19
  • Are you going to alter the way you do your notes given the fact patients will have free access to everything that you write? 47:41
  • What advice would you give to fellows, younger faculty to have the same sort of impact and really fight for what they believe in? 48:44
  • What can you tell us about Rome V? 50:17
  • Thank so much, Dr. Drossman 51:24

Douglas A. Drossman, MD, is professor emeritus of medicine and psychiatry at University of North Carolina, and president emeritus of Rome Foundation.

To order Drossman’s new book Gut Feelings: Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction and the Patient-Doctor Relationship A Guide for Patients and Doctors, visit https://romedross.video/GutFeelingsWebsite

To learn more about the Rome Foundation, visit theromefoundation.org

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr. Berry and Dr. Chey at guttalkpodcast@healio.com. Follow us on Twitter @HealioGastro @sameerkberry @umfoodoc