Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Representative Himes of Connecticut Co-Sponsors HR 842 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

UPDATE: 06/13/2015: HR 842 did not pass, but a similar bill, HR 2311, is currently in the House of Representatives for 2015-2016. Please click on the HR 2311 sub-category on the right sidebar of this blog to see the relevant posts. According to THOMAS, the Library of Congress legislative database, and IFFGD/the Digestive Health¬†Alliance, Representative …

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New York Times Column Raises Awareness But Also Reinforces Common Misconceptions of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

The New York Times features a regular column entitled “Think Like a Doctor” written by Lisa Sanders, MD. In it, the details of actual interesting or perplexing medical cases, with the patients’ identifying information removed, are presented in the online version of the newspaper. Readers, both medical professionals and laypeople, are then challenged to comment …

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UCLA Researchers Describe Post-Diverticulitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-PDV)

Last week, news reached the gastrointestinal disorders community that scientists at UCLA, a major research center for IBS and related chronic pain conditions, have described a new subset of irritable bowel syndrome that they have named post-diverticulitis IBS or IBS-PDV. Diverticulosis is a common medical condition in which pouches form in¬†the lining of colon. If …

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Clinical Trials: Several Open Studies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at UCLA

The Center for Neurobiology of Stress at UCLA, one of the major research centers involved in the research of IBS and other neurologically-based chronic pain conditions, has various clinical trials currently seeking volunteers, Criteria, compensation and time commitment or number of visits to UCLA vary depending on the study, but in general, they are open …

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