IBS -- Review and What's New

Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG, FACP

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Advances in research over the past several decades have paved the way for an enhanced understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of IBS; development of standardized symptom-based approaches that can be implemented in making a positive diagnosis; and development of innovative treatment options that target multiple IBS symptoms. Although many unanswered questions remain, the progress is promising and it has equipped physicians better to efficiently diagnose IBS and choose from a growing armamentarium of treatment options.


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