Subtypes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Based on Abdominal Pain/Discomfort Severity and Bowel Pattern

@article{Heitkemper2011SubtypesOI,
  title={Subtypes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Based on Abdominal Pain/Discomfort Severity and Bowel Pattern},
  author={Margaret McLean Heitkemper and Kevin C. Cain and Robert J Shulman and Robert L. Burr and Anne P. Poppe and Monica E. Jarrett},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={2050-2058}
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has traditionally been classified by stooling pattern (e.g., diarrhea-predominant). However, other patterns of symptoms have long been recognized, e.g., pain severity. Our objective was to examine the utility of subtyping women with IBS based on pain/discomfort severity as well as predominant bowel pattern. Women (n = 166) with IBS completed interviews, questionnaires, and kept a diary for 28 days. Rome II questionnaire items eliciting the past year recall of hard… CONTINUE READING

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