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Editors: Jonathon D. Driggers and Calvin A. Pellegrino
Book Description:
This book examines new research on irritable bowel syndrome, also known as spastic colon, which is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any organic cause. As discussed in this book, although there is no known cure, symptoms can often be relieved through bowel movements and through certain treatments including dietary adjustments, medication and psychological interventions. Irritable bowel syndrome may begin after an infection or a stressful life event. However, the exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome is unknown. This book examines the most common theory, which states that it is a disorder of the interaction between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, although there may also be abnormalities in the gut flora or the immune system as well. Some researchers have also suggested that irritable bowel syndrome is a type of low-grade inflammatory bowel disease.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Pathway for the Development of Drugs to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome: From Molecule Identification Through Approval
(Allen W. Mangel, Sheri E. Fehnel, Stephanie R. Earnshaw, et al, RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC)

The New Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Changing Trends and Casues
(Peter Laszlo Lakatos, Department of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, and Laszlo Lakatos, Department of Medicine, Csolnoky F. County Hospital, Veszprem, Hungary)

Neuroendocrine and Immune Interactions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(Peter Fitzgerald and Timothy G. Dinan, Department of Psychiatry and Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Ireland)

Impact of Oxidative Stress on Diabetes Mellitus and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases*
(Jana Varvarovska, University Hospital Plzen, Czech Republic, et al.)

Adverse Effects of Corticosteroid Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease*
(Petros Zezos, Dimitrios Gkotsis, Military General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Georgios Kouklakis, Univ. General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Greece)

Short Communications
Is Colonic Hypersensitivity Really a Biological Marker of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS0? -A Role of Visceral Sensitivity on Pathophysiology of IBS
(Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

Spasmolytics in Irritable Bowel Syndrome a Meta-analysis of their Controlled clinical Trials
(S.Evangelista, Menarini Ricerche SpA, Preclinical Development, Florence, Italy)

Interviewer-assisted Questionnaire Administration: An Innovation to Circumvent the Validation of the Rome Criteria in Resource-limited Multicultural Settings
(Nimzing G. Ladep, Edith N. Okeke, Emmanuel I. Agaba, and et al, Department of Medicine University of Jos and Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State, Nigeria)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009, 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-930-8
   Status: AV
  
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