From comic relief to real understanding; how intestinal gas causes symptoms.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208978
Title:
From comic relief to real understanding; how intestinal gas causes symptoms.
Authors:
Quigley, E M M
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Ireland. e.quigley@ucc.ie
Citation:
Gut. 2003 Dec;52(12):1659-61.
Journal:
Gut
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208978
PubMed ID:
14633937
Abstract:
Gas content and transit appear to conspire with the motor and sensory responses of the gut to produce gas related symptoms, both in normal individuals and especially in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In relation to gas in IBS, two questions need to be addressed: do IBS patients produce more gas and what are the relationships between intestinal gas and symptoms? The balance of evidence seems to indicate that distension is a real phenomenon in IBS and that such distension accurately reflects gas content. More problematic is extrapolation of the observations relating symptoms to gas transit and retention.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Eructation/physiopathology; Flatulence/physiopathology; *Gases; Gastrointestinal Transit; Humans; Intestines/*physiology; Irritable Bowel Syndrome/*physiopathology; Sensation
ISSN:
0017-5749 (Print); 0017-5749 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorQuigley, E M Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:09:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:09:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:09:01Z-
dc.identifier.citationGut. 2003 Dec;52(12):1659-61.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0017-5749 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0017-5749 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid14633937en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208978-
dc.description.abstractGas content and transit appear to conspire with the motor and sensory responses of the gut to produce gas related symptoms, both in normal individuals and especially in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In relation to gas in IBS, two questions need to be addressed: do IBS patients produce more gas and what are the relationships between intestinal gas and symptoms? The balance of evidence seems to indicate that distension is a real phenomenon in IBS and that such distension accurately reflects gas content. More problematic is extrapolation of the observations relating symptoms to gas transit and retention.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshEructation/physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFlatulence/physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Gasesen_GB
dc.subject.meshGastrointestinal Transiten_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIntestines/*physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrritable Bowel Syndrome/*physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSensationen_GB
dc.titleFrom comic relief to real understanding; how intestinal gas causes symptoms.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Ireland. e.quigley@ucc.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalGuten_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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