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.
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.