Do physicians follow evidence-based guidelines in the diagnostic work-up of IBS?

@article{Spiegel2007DoPF,
  title={Do physicians follow evidence-based guidelines in the diagnostic work-up of IBS?},
  author={Brennan M. R. Spiegel},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={296-297}
}
IBS is a chronic disorder of gastrointestinal function that is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of detectable organic disease. Although IBS is extremely prevalent, affecting up to 15% of the general adult population,1 its diagnosis is not always straightforward for several reasons: IBS has no consistent biological marker, which leaves clinicians to rely on patient symptoms alone to make the diagnosis; the symptoms of IBS are often difficult to… CONTINUE READING