Category Archives: Research

Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2019

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. ,a federal holiday. It is also the traditional day on which many entities highlight veterans’ issues. U.S. veterans and current military service members who have been deployed in the Persian Gulf/Southwest Asia and Afghanistan regions at any time since 1990 have been shown by multiple studies …

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Rep. Vela of Texas and Rep. Lee of Nevada Co-Sponsor Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, at the end of October 2019, Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Representative Susie Lee (D-NV-3)  have added their support as a co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. IBS Impact thanks them for taking the time to …

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Rep. Loebsack of Iowa Co-Sponsors Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396)

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, in the last week, Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)  has added his support as a co-sponsor for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. This is the third time in different Congresses that he has supported versions of the Act, …

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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 3396) Gains Bipartisan Support of 4 New Co-Sponsors From 4 New States

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, so far in September 2019, four members of the U.S House of Representatives have added their support as co-sponsors for HR 3396, the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019. They represent both political parties and four different states new to the …

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Phone Research: iSTEP Study for Mothers with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Seattle Children’s Research Institute, September 2019

The following telephone research study seeking volunteers is being conducted by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is open to women with a diagnosis of IBS and abdominal pain who are also parenting a child or children ages 5-10 who do not have abdominal pain. The study consists of  a 30 …

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Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019 (HR 3396) Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) has announced that the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2019, also known as HR 3396 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 20, 2019.  HR 3396 addresses public awareness efforts and research funding for functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders like …

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U.S. FDA Approves IB-Stim, First Medical Device for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Pain in Adolescents, June 2019

About two weeks ago, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved marketing of the IB-Stim device, for use in adolescents, ages 11-18, with functional gastrointestinal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IB-Stim, developed by Innovative Health Solutions in Indiana, is a small nerve stimulator device powered by a battery and intended to be …

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Online Research Survey on Chronic Abdominal Pain, Stanford University and IFFGD, June 2019

The following anonymous and confidential research survey is open to adults 18 years old or older from any country who have had a chronic abdominal pain condition (IBS and/or many others) for at least 6 months. The survey will ask demographic information, symptom information, and treatment information for current or past interventions and their level …

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Online Study: Gastrointestinal Unhelpful Thinking Scale (GUTS) Development Study, Swinburne University, Australia, May 2019

The following study currently seeking men and women at least 18 years old in any country with chronic gastrointestinal conditions is a followup to online studies posted here on August 12, 2017  and June 9, 2018. The 2017 and 2018 studies are now closed to new volunteers. The current study has received institutional ethical approval. …

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11 Years and 12 IBS Awareness Months: More Forward Momentum for the IBS Community 2018-2019

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Six years ago, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for …

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