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Mindfulness program may benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Adults with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gastrointestinal symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant to reduce stress. Results of the study are published in Neurogastroenterology & Motility. (2020-04-08)

Insensitive irritable bowel syndrome
For the first time, biopsies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have shown that the nerves in their gut wall respond poorly to a cocktail of inflammatory substances. This refutes the previous theory that patients with irritable bowel syndrome have an overly sensitive gut. The new study by scientists of the Technical University of Munich was carried out in collaboration with several German hospitals. (2015-12-18)

Colonoscopy with normal results doesn't reassure IBS patients
A UCLA/VA study found that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients under age 50 who undergo a colonoscopy with normal results aren't reassured about their condition or seem to have an improved quality life due to the procedure ruling out a more serious condition. (2005-11-29)

Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders
A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies -- including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products -- for the treatment of bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and ulcerative colitis. (2016-10-03)

Biomarkers can reveal IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome is hard to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered a way of confirming the disorder using stool samples. (2012-05-07)

Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome
Researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients. (2017-06-20)

GPs' beliefs about patients influences treatment
General practitioners' beliefs and attitudes towards patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may be a barrier to effective treatment, finds new research available on (2004-05-27)

Allergic disease linked to irritable bowel syndrome
Adults with allergy symptoms report a high incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, suggesting a link between atopic disorders and IBS according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American Collegeof Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. (2008-01-30)

IBS Is Ten Times More Likely After Gastroenteritis
In the year after a bout of bacterial gastroenteritis, patients are ten times more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than the general population, says a study in this week's BMJ. (1999-02-26)

Central mechanism underlying electroacupuncture effects visceral hypersensitivity
Irritable bowel syndrome patients extensively suffer from chronic visceral hypersensitivity, with involvement of all levels of the brain-gut axis, as well as various neurotransmitters. Chronic visceral hypersensitivity can occur in the periphery, spinal cord and central nervous system, which has been shown to be the main pathophysiological mechanism underlying abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. (2013-09-10)

Anxiety increases the risk of gastrointestinal infection and long-term complications
A study in the aftermath of 2010 tap water contamination in the Belgian towns of Schelle and Hemiksem provides valuable insights into the cause of irritable bowel syndrome A team comprised of scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. Their findings are based on an investigation of a massive drinking water contamination incident in Belgium in 2010, and are now published in the leading international medical journal Gut. (2015-07-02)

Low FODMAP diet and IBS recently published by Dove Medical Press
The evidence to date indicates that restriction of FODMAPs is an effective dietary intervention for reducing IBS symptoms. More studies are required for long-term efficacy of a low FODMAP diet and to ascertain any adverse outcomes from effects on the gut microbiota. (2016-06-20)

Spiders put the bite on irritable bowel syndrome pain
Spiders have helped researchers from Australia and the US discover a new target for irritable bowel syndrome pain, as published in Nature today. The international research team -- involving researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Adelaide - used spider venom to identify a specific protein involved in transmitting mechanical pain, which is the type of pain experienced by patients with irritable bowel syndrome. (2016-06-06)

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome not more likely to develop polyps, colon cancer
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are at no greater risk of having polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases than healthy people undergoing colonoscopies. (2010-03-09)

High risk of migraine, depression and chronic pain for IBS sufferers, large study shows
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to suffer from conditions such as migraine or depression than other individuals. A study published today in BMC Gastroenterology shows that patients with irritable bowel syndrome are 60 percent more likely to suffer from depression, migraine or chronic pain than individuals who do not suffer from IBS. (2006-09-27)

Trance to treat stomach ache: The efficacy of medical hypnosis
Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. This is the conclusion of a systematic review by Winfried Häuser and his co-authors in the latest issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. (2016-05-23)

Negative emotions influence brain activity during anticipation and experience of pain
Neuroticism -- the tendency to experience negative emotions -- significantly affects brain processing during pain, as well as during the anticipation of pain. (2011-09-19)

One in 10 IBS with diarrhoea patients wish they were dead when their condition is bad
New research, published in the UEG Journal, assessed the burden associated with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea by surveying 513 patients and 679 healthcare professionals. A quarter of patients reported that IBS stops them from enjoying life and 11 percent agreed with the statement; 'when my IBS is bad, I wish I was dead'. (2018-08-06)

Peppermint earns respect in mainstream medicine
University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve irritable bowel syndrome, which affects up to 20 percent of the population. (2011-04-19)

Biomarkers for irritable bowel syndrome
Little is still known about the exact causes of irritable bowel syndrome. An international team with significant involvement from the Technical University of Munich has provided initial clues about the organic triggers of the disease, which affects an estimated one out of six people. (2018-04-20)

Proof that a gut-wrenching complaint -- irritable bowel syndrome -- is not in your head
Irritable bowel syndrome makes life miserable for those affected, an estimated ten percent or more of the population. What further irritates many sufferers is that they often are labeled as hypochondriacs, since physical causes have never been identified -- until now. Biologists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have discovered mini-inflammations in the mucosa of the gut, which upset the sensitive balance of the bowel and are accompanied by sensitization of the enteric nervous system. (2010-08-19)

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to stomach virus
Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, is linked to a stomach virus, suggests research published ahead of print in Journal of Clinical Pathology. The researchers base their findings on 165 patients with ME, all of whom were subjected to endoscopy because of longstanding gut complaints. (2007-09-13)

Hay fever medicine reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have identified the cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. As a result, they were able to select a medicine that could reduce or end that pain. This medicine is already used to treat hay fever. (2016-01-14)

Proteases cause pain in irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder in the developed world. It is characterized by altered bowel function, abdominal discomfort, and pain. However, there are few effective treatments for IBS, in part because the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease symptoms have not been well defined. But now, researchers from the University of Calgary have provided evidence that serine proteases and PAR2 might provide new therapeutic targets for the treatment of IBS. (2007-02-15)

Childhood traumatic experiences associated with adult IBS symptoms
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome have a significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events, including general trauma as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse. (2012-03-29)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Focus Of Three UNC-CH Reports At Digestive Diseases Conference
The co-directors of the UNC Center for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders are senior authors of three scientific reports on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), slated for presentation at this year's American Gastroenterology Society Digestive Diseases Week meetings, May 16-19 in Orlando, Fla. (1999-05-12)

New blood test could help millions of patients with gastrointestinal disorders
For the first time, a simple blood test may be the best way to determine if a patient is suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or another serious condition such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, according to Cedars-Sinai physician researcher Mark Pimentel, M.D., lead author of a multicenter clinical trial. (2013-10-15)

Migraine, tension headaches and irritable bowel syndrome linked?
Migraine and tension-type headaches may share genetic links with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. (2016-02-23)

Experts to discuss new advances in IBS therapy and its affect on IBS sufferers
GI specialists will address new insights into this disorder, advances in IBS pharmacology and what this means for those with the disorder. (2003-10-08)

Genetic mutation found in familial chronic diarrhea syndrome
When the intestines are not able to properly process our diet, a variety of disorders can develop, with chronic diarrhea as a common symptom. Chronic diarrhea can also be inherited, most commonly through conditions with genetic components such as irritable bowel syndrome. Researchers in Norway, India, and at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have identified one heritable DNA mutation that leads to chronic diarrhea and bowel inflammation. (2012-03-21)

Definitive tests for irritable bowel syndrome developed at Cedars-Sinai
Millions of people afflicted by irritable bowel syndrome can now be diagnosed quickly and accurately with two simple blood tests developed by a Cedars-Sinai gastroenterologist. (2015-05-14)

When it's more than just an ouch! What parents should know
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program, is co-author of a new book on helping children cope with pain: 'Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal: Two Pediatricians' Mind-Body Guide for Parents.' (2016-04-26)

International network to study the causes behind IBS
Europe-wide network GENIEUR including researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, launch program for understanding the causes and improving the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. (2013-01-28)

New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population. New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet now shows a link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and IBS. (2016-11-21)

Excessive exercise may damage the gut
A review of published studies has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut issues. (2017-06-07)

Demystifying irritable bowel syndrome
A seminar in this week's issue of THE LANCET examines the history, epidemiology, and different treatment options for one of the most misunderstood medical complaints-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (2002-08-15)

Exercise improves symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome
Physical activity improves symptoms in patients with IBS and is protective against symptom deterioration. This has recently been shown in a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-01-25)

Irritable bowel syndrome can have genetic causes
Irritations of the bowel can have genetic causes. Researchers at the Institute of Human Genetics at Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered this correlation. The causes of what is known as irritable bowel syndrome, one of the most common disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, are considered unclear, making diagnosis and treatment extremely difficult. (2008-12-10)

Hypnosis provides effective treatment for IBS
Hypnosis can be a highly effective treatment for the bowel disorder IBS. Studies involving a total of 346 patients conducted by researchers at The Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, showed that hypnotherapy alleviated symptoms in 40 percent of those affected -- and that the improvement is long term. (2012-04-02)

Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. (2014-08-20)

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