Irritable bowel syndrome: aeromedical considerations.

  title={Irritable bowel syndrome: aeromedical considerations.},
  author={Russell B Rayman},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={82 11},
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder diagnosed in accordance with the Rome III criteria. The pathophysiology of this illness is not well defined and there are no known structural abnormalities, biomedical markers, nor inflammatory causes to explain the symptoms. There are a number of serious illnesses, such as colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, and celiac disease that mimic IBS. If the Rome III criteria are satisfied and there are no alarm features of more serious… CONTINUE READING


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