Exploring the Science Behind the Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) is commonly encountered in clinical practice and is associated with discernible symptoms that have substantial impact on the patient.1-4 However, the underlying cause of these symptoms is multifactorial and complex and can vary by patient, limiting management of the disorder to an approach based on symptoms alone.1,2,5-7 Exploring the science behind the symptoms is therefore essential for advancing the management of patients with IBS-D.

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IBS-D Up Close is an online resource for healthcare professionals who treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.

Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) is commonly encountered in clinical practice and is associated with discernible symptoms that have substantial impact on the patient.1-4 However, the underlying cause of these symptoms is multifactorial and complex and can vary by patient, limiting management of the disorder to an approach based on symptoms alone.1,2,5-7 Exploring the science behind the symptoms is therefore essential for advancing the management of patients with IBS-D.

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  • Buono JL, Carson RT, Flores NM. Health-related quality of life, work productivity, and indirect costs among patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017;15(1):35.
  • American Gastroenterological Association. IBS in America: Survey Summary Findings. December 2015. http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7634451-aga-ibs-in-america-survey/docs/survey-findings-pdf-635473172.pdf. Accessed March 19, 2018.
  • Chey WD, Kurlander J, Eswaran S. Irritable bowel syndrome: a clinical review. JAMA. 2015;313(9):949-958.
  • Oświęcimska J, Szymlak A, Roczniak W, Girczys-Połedniok K, Kwiecień J. New insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Adv Med Sci. 2017;62(1):17-30.
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