Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Online Clinical Trial: Validation for Gastrointestinal Cognitions (GI-Cog) for IBS or Crohn’s

EDITED TO ADD: Since this post was originally written, the specific study described below has ended and is no longer seeking participants. Please see the last paragraph of this post for other resources on IBS studies, or click on the Clinical Trials category on the upper right of the blog sidebar to see all posts …

Continue reading

Increasing Access to Quality Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome is estimated to affect 9-23% of people in different countries worldwide, conservatively 10-15% in the U.S. alone. ¬†One would think this means that IBS education, treatment and local support systems are are readily available, as they are for many other less common chronic conditions in many communities. In many parts of the …

Continue reading

Representative Jackson of Illinois Co-Sponsors HR 2239 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

UPDATE: HR 2239 did not pass in the 112th Congress. In February 2013, the Act was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as HR 842. Please see the March 2, 2013 post or click on the HR 842 category on the blog sidebar for updated information. The IFFGD website and THOMAS, the Library of Congress legislative …

Continue reading

Representative Gallegly of California Co-Sponsors HR 2239 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

UPDATE: HR 2239 did not pass in the 112th Congress. In February 2013, the Act was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as HR 842. Please see the March 2, 2013 post or click on the HR 842 category on the blog sidebar for updated information. According to THOMAS, the Library of Congress legislative database, as …

Continue reading

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Is Not a Diagnosis of Exclusion.

Many people are disconcerted if they are told by their doctors, after minimal or no tests, that they have IBS. This is understandable, for with many other common disorders, abnormalities can readily be found and treated by an alert and thorough health care provider. This is not the case with IBS or other functional GI …

Continue reading

Clinical Trial: IBS: Attachment Style, Catastrophizing and Negative Pain Beliefs

The following study at the Mind-Body Digestive Center in New York, NY is one of the more recent ones that appears on the IFFGD website. IBS Impact has directly verified with the Mind-Body Digestive Center today that this listing is still valid and accepting participants. IBS: Attachment style, catastrophizing and negative pain beliefs This is …

Continue reading