Monthly Archives: February, 2015

“Behind the Scenes at Rome Foundation IV” Video Humanizes Functional GI Experts

In December 2014, functional gastrointestinal disorder experts from many countries, including several who are sometimes mentioned on this blog, literally met in Rome, Italy to finalize the most recent revision to the Rome criteria. The Rome criteria are the international standard used to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some version …

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Registration for Food and Drug Administration May 2015 Public Meeting for IBS, GERD, Gastroparesis, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Patients Now Open

In April 2013, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and its grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug  Administration had chosen three functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders to be included in its  “patient focused initiative.” (See the May 1, 2013 blog post.) The FDA is responsible for the …

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