Tag Archives: IBS

Dr Bested’s experience of treating gut symptoms in ME/CFS

Altered Gut Microbiome in ME/CFS, by Alison C Bested, October 2016 In 2007 as a doctor specialized in treating patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), I was curious to see if there was a relationship of the … Continue reading

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Dr Mark Porter on the challenge of IBS, pregabalin & BAD

The Times article, by Dr Mark Porter, 18 October 2016: Not all of the six million Brits who think they have IBS need to hang on for the new wonder drug “Part of the challenge is that IBS is unlikely … Continue reading

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A subset of ME/CFS patients have IBS

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: There is evidence that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is accompanied by gastro-intestinal symptoms; and IgA and IgM responses directed against lipopolysaccharides (LPS) of commensal bacteria, indicating bacterial translocation. METHODS: This study was carried out to examine … Continue reading

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High risk of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome in patients with Clostridium difficile

Research abstract: Background: Infectious enteritis is a commonly identified risk factor for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is on the rise. However, there is limited information on post-infectious IBS (PI-IBS) development following CDI and … Continue reading

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Possible association between IBS subgroups & autonomous dysfunction

Research abstract: OBJECTIVE: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional intestinal disorder. Although there are marked improvements in the conceptualization of IBS pathophysiology in brain-intestinal interaction disorder, there is no definite consensus in the role of autonomic dysfunction (AD) … Continue reading

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Do anorexia, IBS, CFS share a common cause?

Lancaster University press release, 25 April 2016: Do anorexia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome share a common cause? Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa may all have a common origin according to researchers. They speculate that … Continue reading

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Guidance for community nurses on nutrition advice for IBS, CFS etc.

Article abstract: This article describes the conclusions of an expert panel that discussed four case studies; these were examples of patients typically encountered by nurses working in the community. The panel considered the nutritional and lifestyle advice that could be given by nurses … Continue reading

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Changes to genes found in IBS

Research abstract: Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a stress-sensitive disorder. Environmental factors including stress can trigger epigenetic changes, which have not been well-studied in IBS. We performed a pilot study investigating genome-wide DNA methylation of IBS patients and healthy … Continue reading

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IBS subtypes

Research abstract: Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified into subtypes according to bowel habit. Objective: To investigate whether there are differences in clinical features, comorbidities, anxiety, depression and body mass index (BMI) among IBS subtypes. Methods: The study group included … Continue reading

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Dry eye disease in patients with chronic pain

Research abstract: PURPOSE: To investigate clinical characteristics of dry eye disease (DED) patients with a chronic pain syndrome. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study METHODS: 425 patients of a tertiary care DED patient cohort in the Netherlands were included. Chronic pain syndromes, irritable … Continue reading

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