Overlap of gastrointestinal symptom complexes in a US community.

  title={Overlap of gastrointestinal symptom complexes in a US community.},
  author={G. Richard III Locke and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Sara L Fett and Lee Joseph Melton and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND Although the Rome criteria define a number of individual functional gastrointestinal disorders, people may have symptoms of multiple disorders at the same time. In addition, therapies may be effective in subsets of people with specific disorders, yet at the same time help people with multiple disorders. AIM To estimate the prevalence of combinations of gastrointestional (GI) symptom complexes. METHODS A valid self report questionnaire which records GI symptoms was mailed to an… CONTINUE READING


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