Prevalence, characteristics, and impact of bloating symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Ringel2009PrevalenceCA,
  title={Prevalence, characteristics, and impact of bloating symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Yehuda Ringel and Rachel E Williams and Linda V Kalilani and Suzanne Follan Cook},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={68-72; quiz 3}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Bloating symptoms are common in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) seen in primary care and gastrointestinal clinics. However, the underlying mechanisms of IBS are poorly understood, and there are few data available about the epidemiology of this syndrome or the impact of its symptoms. We investigated the prevalence, characteristics, and impact of bloating symptoms in patients with IBS. METHODS IBS patients were identified by Rome II criteria in a U.S. population… CONTINUE READING
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