Tag Archives: Irritable bowel syndrome

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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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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