Navigation Links
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Date:12/18/2008

earchers and practitioners need to consider the species of bacteria used, how many species, and dosages.
  • Non-absorbable antibiotics -- those targeted to the gut only, such as rifaximin (Xifaxan) -- also seem to help some people, especially those who have "diarrhea-predominant IBS." Brandt said that "the data is not great, but some patients swear they're helping them dramatically."
  • Tricyclic antidepressants as well as the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) benefit a broad range of people with IBS. This is backed up by quality studies, although with small numbers of participants, and could change as research on larger numbers of people is evaluated. Psychological counseling may also provide some relief.
  • Selective C-2 chloride channel activators, notably lubiprostone (Amitiza), are effective for "constipation-predominant IBS."
  • 5HT 3 antagonists such as alosetron (Lotronex) relieve symptoms of diarrhea but can cause constipation and colon ischemia, a restriction of blood flow.
  • 5HT 4 agonists, though effective against constipation, are not available in North America because of a heightened risk of cardiovascular problems.
  • There is yet to be conclusive evidence on Chinese herbal mixtures, and the mixtures run the risk of causing liver failure and other problems. Differences in the content of compounds and the purity of ingredients complicate evaluation of benefits.
  • Similarly, the evidence on acupuncture remains inconclusive.
  • There is no evidence at this point that testing for food allergies or following diets that exclude certain foods alleviates IBS symptoms.
  • Routine diagnostic testing for IBS is not recommended, although some testing should be performed in certain subgroups of patients.
  • Though comprehensive, the guidelines were criticized for not explaining what outside funding was used for in the de
    '/>"/>

    Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
    All rights reserved  

    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. Experts Say Blood Sugar Guidelines Remain Effective
    2. Program Aids Hospital Compliance With Stroke Guidelines
    3. Exceeding the Government's Minimum Health Guidelines with a Treadmill Desk
    4. Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines
    5. Doctors Issue New Neuropathy Test Guidelines
    6. LSUHSCs England leads development of new testing guidelines for common nerve disorder
    7. Heart patients are often not treated in accordance with guidelines
    8. Despite national guidelines, private insurers, ER, federal and state agencies fail to routinely test for HIV
    9. AHIP Statement on New CMS Guidelines for Agent and Broker Commissions in Medicare Advantage
    10. Tufts Nelson a leader on Physical Activity Guidelines advisory committee
    11. NQF Endorses Guidelines for Consumer-Focused Public Reporting
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    Related Image:
    New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (Date:3/4/2015)... March 04, 2015 With the growing influence ... lives of our teens and young adults, combined with the ... and confusing to try to keep up with what kids ... or trend is replaced on a daily basis. , The ... and the slang that is used to discreetly talk about ...
    (Date:3/4/2015)... BC (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Starting ... perform LASIK and PRK procedures at their new location ... Correction, Dr. Joseph King and Dr. Gabriel Chu also ... practice in Surrey is named Fraser Valley Cataract and ... is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons ...
    (Date:3/4/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... within the centerfold of The San Francisco Chronicle with ... readership of 500,000 readers. Its digital component is distributed ... a network of top news sites and partner outlets. ... click here. , Milorganite is composed of ...
    (Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 As seen on ... can be a painful condition in which the ... of the uterus leading to very unpleasant symptoms and ... can have a terrible effect on women’s quality of ... the most common cause of infertility in women and ...
    (Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 The popular ... of their new L-Style Revolution™ Program. The customized program ... and women of all health and fitness levels to ... goals faster than traditional methods. , “We’re really proud ... customized plans based on award winning techniques to help ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Per Wickstrom Offers Guide to Parents for Keeping Youth Sober 2Health News:King LASIK relocates to Surrey, British Columbia 2Health News:Advanced Fertility Center of Texas Brings Awareness to the Month of March-Endometriosis Awareness Month 2Health News:Advanced Fertility Center of Texas Brings Awareness to the Month of March-Endometriosis Awareness Month 3Health News:The Makers of Liporidex, The Popular Sports Nutrition Supplement Brand, Launches Its New L-Style Revolution™ Diet & Exercise Program That Promises Turbo Charged Results 2
    ... gum disease , , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) ... and a weakened immune response may be to blame, ... In experiments with mice infected with the bacteria ... battle gum infection than their normal-weight counterparts, according to ...
    ... 12 CG Technology has changed its,name to ... depth,and breadth of services it offers. Carlisle & ... standards of work, while focusing its,business on the ... Consulting Group (CG) is a management consulting,and project-based ...
    ... System Detects Illegal Payments and Providers, AUSTIN, ... and an NBC News report, U.S. taxpayers are ... to unqualified doctors and health,care providers. A new ... however, can make a significant impact on reducing ...
    ... ATS Medical, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ATSI ), manufacturer ... today announced that James L. Cox, M.D. has,agreed ... Cox, reputation as a,preeminent authority in the surgical ... serves as the foundation for ATS 3f(R),tissue valve ...
    ... We are encouraged by the,positive results of the ... D.C., showing promising strides in the right direction,with significant ... of a larger trend for all measured age groups ... past six years (2001-2007)., MTF, now in its ...
    ... presents $5,000 each to six community organizations in ... underserved areas, ... it will provide a total of $30,000 in end of,year donations to ... given to six agencies in northern and,southern California to assist vulnerable populations., ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obesity Weakens Immune Response 2Health News:Technology can Dramatically Reduce Billions of Dollars in Medicaid, Medicare Fraud 2Health News:ATS Medical Appoints James L. Cox, M.D. as Medical Director 2Health News:ATS Medical Appoints James L. Cox, M.D. as Medical Director 3Health News:Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America on the Release of the 2007 Monitoring the Future Study 2Health News:Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America on the Release of the 2007 Monitoring the Future Study 3Health News:Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America on the Release of the 2007 Monitoring the Future Study 4Health News:Blue Cross of California Gives $30,000 in Holiday Donations to Food Banks Throughout the State 2
    (Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015  Mail-service and specialty ... consumers, employers and government health plans $11.8 billion ... by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). ... offers one of the easiest ways to reduce ... Mark Merritt . "Policymakers should resist efforts to ...
    (Date:3/4/2015)... UPM Pharmaceuticals, a division of Gregory Pharmaceutical ... to manufacture Flibanserin 100 mg tablets. Sprout has submitted ... drug approved to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), ... The tablets will be manufactured at UPM,s 475,000 ... . Dr. John M. Gregory , ...
    (Date:3/4/2015)... 2015   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative biopharmaceutical products ... at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference to ... Beach Hotel in Miami , FL.  ... President and Chief Executive Officer of Aratana Therapeutics, will ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:PCMA: Report Shows High-Tech Specialty and Mail-Service Pharmacies Will Reduce Costs for Illinois Employers, Consumers and Public Programs by $11.8 Billion 2UPM Pharmaceuticals to Manufacture Sprout Pharmaceuticals' Flibanserin Tablets 2UPM Pharmaceuticals to Manufacture Sprout Pharmaceuticals' Flibanserin Tablets 3Aratana Therapeutics to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2
    ... 25, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Phosphagenics Limited (AIM: PSG) announced ... dermal drug delivery,technology formulated with retinoic acid, a ... ingredient used in,anti-aging cosmetics. , The proof of ... of retinoic acid delivered into the skin when ...
    ... Pfizer announced today,that Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets 80 ... events and major coronary events,in type 2 diabetes ... who had experienced a recent stroke or mini-stroke, ... analysis of the landmark,Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Phosphagenics Announces Positive Proof of Concept Results from,Studies Utilizing Company's Dermal Drug Delivery Technology 2Lipitor Reduced the Risk of Coronary Events by Half and Stroke by,Nearly One-Third in High-Risk Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Who,Experienced a Recent Stroke 2Lipitor Reduced the Risk of Coronary Events by Half and Stroke by,Nearly One-Third in High-Risk Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Who,Experienced a Recent Stroke 3
    ... tricompartmental total knee prosthesis stems from many ... design and manufacturing technologies have been used ... as well as a favorable pressure distribution ... keep wear to a minimum. The inherent ...
    ... is a long term, quality solution based ... both posterior stabilized and anatomically correct cruciate ... the flexibility needed to address patients' needs. ... identification keeps the user in mind and ...
    ... The FluoroNav Virtual Fluoroscopy ... Navigation Technologies has incorporated ... exciting technology features such ... and three-dimensional models of ...
    ... navigation for Spine is ... integrate C-arm fluoroscopy with ... features automatic registration of ... the patient's anatomy, making ...
    Medicine Products: