Differentiation of functional constipation and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome based on Rome III criteria: a population-based study.

@article{Koloski2015DifferentiationOF,
  title={Differentiation of functional constipation and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome based on Rome III criteria: a population-based study.},
  author={N A Koloski and M. T. Islwyn Jones and Melissa Young and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={856-66}
}
BACKGROUND While the Rome III classification recognises functional constipation (FC) and constipation predominant IBS (IBS-C) as distinct disorders, recent evidence has suggested that these disorders are difficult to separate in clinical practice. AIM To identify whether clinical and lifestyle factors differentiate Rome III-defined IBS-C from FC based on gastrointestinal symptoms and lifestyle characteristics. METHOD 3260 people randomly selected from the Australian population returned a… CONTINUE READING
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