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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subtype Screening Characteristics: Constipation Subtype Patient Profiles Explored

Division of Special Studies in Symptom Management, New York University, New York, NY, USA
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Gastroenterol. Insights 2012, 4(2), e16; https://doi.org/10.4081/gi.2012.e16
Submission received: 30 September 2011 / Revised: 9 May 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 10 July 2012

Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic disorder, greatly impacts the lives of those affected. Approximately one quarter of the North American population suffers from this condition that includes abdominal pain, discomfort and alterations in normal bowel function. Constipation-subtype IBS (IBS-C) is often found to be a prevalent subtype; however, a lack of knowledge and effective treatment options remains surrounding this disorder. In the course of an ongoing study conducted by our research team on the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in the management of IBS symptoms, a considerable number of screened patients have met the widely accepted Rome III criteria for IBS-C.
Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome; IBS subtype constipation; traditional Chinese medicine; complementary and alternative medicine; acupuncture irritable bowel syndrome; IBS subtype constipation; traditional Chinese medicine; complementary and alternative medicine; acupuncture

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Anastasi, J.K.; Capili, B.; Quinn, J.; McMahon, D.J.; Scully, C.G. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subtype Screening Characteristics: Constipation Subtype Patient Profiles Explored. Gastroenterol. Insights 2012, 4, e16. https://doi.org/10.4081/gi.2012.e16

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Anastasi JK, Capili B, Quinn J, McMahon DJ, Scully CG. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subtype Screening Characteristics: Constipation Subtype Patient Profiles Explored. Gastroenterology Insights. 2012; 4(2):e16. https://doi.org/10.4081/gi.2012.e16

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Anastasi, Joyce K., Bernadette Capili, Jessica Quinn, Donald J. McMahon, and Colin G. Scully. 2012. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subtype Screening Characteristics: Constipation Subtype Patient Profiles Explored" Gastroenterology Insights 4, no. 2: e16. https://doi.org/10.4081/gi.2012.e16

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