Rome III functional dyspepsia symptoms classification: Severity vs frequency.

  title={Rome III functional dyspepsia symptoms classification: Severity vs frequency.},
  author={Florencia Carbone and Lieselot Holvoet and Tim Vanuytsel and Jan Tack},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  volume={29 6}
BACKGROUND The Rome III criteria subdivide functional dyspepsia (FD) in the epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) and the postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) based on the frequency of the symptoms to optimize the diagnostic and therapeutic approach. However, it is unclear to which extent the frequency of the symptoms is related to their severity. Our aim was to explore the frequency and severity of dyspeptic symptoms and their relationship in FD patients. METHODS Functional dyspepsia patients… CONTINUE READING

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