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American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Date:8/5/2014

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About CIC
Constipation is a symptom-based disorder defined as unsatisfactory defecation, and is characterized by infrequent stools, difficult stool passage or both. Difficult stool passage includes straining, a sense of difficulty passing stool, incomplete evacuation, hard/lumpy stools, prolonged time to pass stool, or need for manual maneuvers to pass stool. CIC is defined as the presence of these symptoms for at least 3 months.

ACG Expert Task Force on the Management of Functional Bowel Disorders 

  • Chair, Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACG, Houston, Methodist Hospital and Weill   Cornell Medical College
  • Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Anthony J. Lembo, MD, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Paul Moayyedi, BSc, MB, ChB, PhD, MPH, FRCP (London), FRCPC, FACG*, McMaster University Medical Centre
  • Yuri Saito, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG, Baylor University Medical Center
  • Edy E. Soffer, MD, FACG, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, UCLA School of Medicine

*Dr. Moayyedi conducted the systematic reviews with support from Alexander C. Ford, MD, ChB, MD, FRCP, and carried out the technical analyses of the data independent of the Task Force.

About the American College of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 12,000 indivi
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