Tag Archives: Irritable bowel syndrome

The effect of comorbid medical & psychiatric diagnoses on CFS

The effect of comorbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Benjamin H Natelson, Jin-Mann S Lin, Gudrun Lange, Sarah Khan, Aaron Stegner & Elizabeth R Unger in Annals of Medicine, published online: 23 Oct 2019 [https://doi.org/10.1080/07853890.2019.1683601]   … Continue reading

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Faecal Microbiome Transplantation (FMT) a promising treatment for CFS with IBS

A retrospective outcome study of 42 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 30 of whom had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Half were treated with oral approaches, and half were treated with faecal microbiome transplantation, by JN Kenyon, Shelly Coe, Hooshang Izadi in Human … Continue reading

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A psychiatrist’s perspective: Medically unexplained syndromes: IBS, FM & CFS

Article abstract: Medically unexplained syndromes: irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, by Jason Luty in BJPsych Advances [Published online: 6 June 2018] This is a review of three of the more common medically unexplained syndromes that present for treatment to liaison … Continue reading

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A systematic review of probiotic interventions for gastrointestinal symptoms & IBS in CFS/ME

Research abstract: A Systematic Review of Probiotic Interventions for Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) by Matthew Corbitt, N Campagnolo, D Staines, S Marshall-Gradisnik in Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 2018 pp 1–12 Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms … Continue reading

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Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, by Alexandra H. Mandarano, Ludovic Giloteaux, Betsy A. Keller, Susan M. Levine, Maureen R. Hanson in  PeerJ 6:e4282 [January 22, 2018] Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) … Continue reading

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Even “minor” infections can cause ME/CFS

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 5 July 2017: Even “Minor” Infections Can Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Giardia hasn’t historically ranked high as a potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Some anecdotal reports suggest that a Giardia outbreak may … Continue reading

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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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