Irritable bowel syndrome – diagnosis and management

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/298882
Title:
Irritable bowel syndrome – diagnosis and management
Authors:
Broe, Thomas
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/298882
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic relapsing and remitting functional disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.1 It is characterised by symptoms of recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort directly associated with disturbances in defecation which are not explained by structural abnormalities.2 While the symptoms are frequent the GI tract does not become damaged.3 Spiller notes that IBS diagnosis rarely needs to be revised and no evidence exists that it leads to more serious GI diseases.4 It has recognised links with absenteeism and can be very disruptive to a patient’s well being and quality of life.5
Keywords:
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Local subject classification:
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBroe, Thomasen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-15T10:59:42Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-15T10:59:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/298882-
dc.descriptionIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic relapsing and remitting functional disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.1 It is characterised by symptoms of recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort directly associated with disturbances in defecation which are not explained by structural abnormalities.2 While the symptoms are frequent the GI tract does not become damaged.3 Spiller notes that IBS diagnosis rarely needs to be revised and no evidence exists that it leads to more serious GI diseases.4 It has recognised links with absenteeism and can be very disruptive to a patient’s well being and quality of life.5en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectIRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROMEen_GB
dc.subject.otherGASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERSen_GB
dc.titleIrritable bowel syndrome – diagnosis and managementen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen_GB
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