Systematic review of animal models of post-infectious/post-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Qin2010SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of animal models of post-infectious/post-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={Hong-yan Qin and Justin C. Y. Wu and Xu-Dong Tong and Joseph J. Y. Sung and Hong-Xi Xu and Zhao-xiang Bian},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={164-174}
}
Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) is a subset of IBS which occurs after an episode of acute gastrointestinal infections. The mechanisms of PI-IBS are not fully understood. Currently, numerous animal models have been used in the study of PI-IBS. This article reviews the strengths and weaknesses of these models. All relevant articles were identified by searching in Ovid SP from 1962, the year the term PI-IBS was coined, up to December 31, 2009. The types of model were categorized… CONTINUE READING
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