Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  title={Irritable Bowel Syndrome.},
  author={Joel A. Sach and L. Chang},
  journal={Current treatment options in gastroenterology},
  volume={5 4},
Because treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients can be frustrating to the clinician and patient as well, the physician should strive to gain the patient's confidence with a concise, appropriate work-up and by offering reassurance and education that IBS is a functional disorder without significant long-term health risks. First-line treatment should be aimed at treating the most bothersome symptom. Tricyclic antidepressants are superior to placebo in reducing abdominal pain scores… CONTINUE READING