Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Novel Insights and Treatments

, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.


Medscape General Medicine. 1999;1(3) 

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Concluding Remarks

New insights into the pathophysiology of the motor and sensory components of the functional gastrointestinal disorders augur well for major advances and novel therapies. The spiraling costs associated with healthcare utilization, as well as the economic burden incurred indirectly from these conditions, require a concerted effort on the part of clinicians to respond to the challenges of diagnosing and managing these disorders of function.