The incidence and risk factors of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis.

@article{Dai2012TheIA,
  title={The incidence and risk factors of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis.},
  author={C Dai and Min Jiang},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 113},
  pages={67-72}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS PI-IBS is a common disorder wherein symptoms of IBS begin after acute gastroenteritis. The aims were to assess the relationship of IBS and preceding episodes of gastroenteritis and explore the risk factors. METHODOLOGY Electronic databases (1985-2010) were searched to retrieve trials. Outcome measures were incidence of PI-IBS. Review 4.3.1 was used for the statistical analysis and POR and 95% CI as summary statistics were calculated. RESULTS Ten studies were assessed for… CONTINUE READING