Colonic Transit Time and IBS Symptoms: What's the Link?

  title={Colonic Transit Time and IBS Symptoms: What's the Link?},
  author={Hans T{\"o}rnblom and Lukas Van Oudenhove and Riadh Sadik and Hasse Abrahamsson and Jan Tack and Magnus Simr{\'e}n},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:The relevance of colonic transit alterations for the overall symptom pattern in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to assess the total and segmental colonic transit time (CTT) and their relationship to symptoms and subgroups in a large sample of IBS patients.METHODS:Total and segmental CTT was assessed using radiopaque markers in 359 patients with IBS (279 females). These results were compared with existing normal values for healthy… CONTINUE READING
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