Professional - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Research Articles Overview

American Gastroenterological Association, AGA Technical Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 2002. Drossman DA, Camillieri M, Mayer E and Whitehead WE.

BMJ articles on IBS
Presents a series of articles on IBS published in BMJ from 1840 - 2012.

"Evidence-Based Position Statement on the Management of Irritable Bowel syndrome in North America." American College of Gastroenterology. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Task Force, 2002.
The IBS treatment guidelines state that most studies, although flawed in design, "demonstrated that individual IBS symptoms improved with behavioral therapy (ie, relaxation therapy, hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy and psychotherapy). Improvement in individual IBS symptoms frequently correlated with improvement in anxiety symptoms and depression symptoms.

Hussain Z, Quigley EM.“Systematic review: Complementary and alternative medicine in the irritable bowel syndrome.” Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 23(4):465-71, 2006 Feb 15.

Keszthelyi D, Troost FJ, Masclee AA. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Methods, Mechanisms, and Pathophysiology. Methods to assess visceral hypersensitivity in irritable bowel syndrome. American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology." Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 303(2):G141-54, 2012.

Kiefer D and Ali-Akbarian L. "A brief evidence-based review of two gastrointestinal illnesses: irritable bowel and leaky gut syndromes." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 10(3):22-30, 2004.

Lacy BE,  Lee RD.  "Irritable bowel syndrome: a syndrome in evolution." Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 39(4 Suppl 3):S230-42, 2005.

Lacy BE, Weiser K, De Lee R.  The treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2(4):221-38, 2009.

Levy RI, Von Korff M, Whitehead WE, et al. "Costs of care for irritable bowel syndrome patients in a health maintenance organization." American Journal of Gastroenterology. 96(11): 3122-9, 2001.

Mertz HR. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome." New England Journal of Medicine. 349(22): 2136-2146, 2003.

Mertz HR. "Overview of functional gastrointestinal disorders: dysfunction of the brain-gut axis." Gastroenterological Clinics of North America. 32(2):463-76, 2003.

Spanier JA, Howden CW, Jones MP. "A systematic review of alternative therapies in the irritable bowel syndrome. Archives of Internal Medicine. 163:265-274, 2003.

Spiller RC. "Potential future therapies for irritable bowel syndrome: will disease modifying therapy as opposed to symptomatic control become a reality?" Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 34(2):337-54, 2005.

Tan S,   Tillisch K,   Mayer E. Functional Somatic Syndromes: Emerging Biomedical Models and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2004 Jun 1;1(1):35-40.

Tillisch K,  Chang L.  "Diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: state of the art." Current Gastroenterology Reports. 7(4):249-56, 2005.