Your IBS Diagnosis Check List
How many patients suffering from gut disorder do you see per week? How many are diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Do you know that some patients have struggle more than 4 years before receiving a formal medical diagnosis of IBS?
Up to 75% of individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be undiagnosed. Properly diagnosing IBS can be challenging and uncertain, it is a complex disease which is difficult to explain to your patient during an average consultation.
Therefore, Pr. Jean-Marc Sabaté, Pr. Jan Tack, Dr. Pedro Costa Moreira and the Biocodex Microbiota Institute have created a check list tool in order to better diagnose IBS and communicate with your patient. This IBS tool has received the endorsement of the World Gastroenterology Organisation.
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Table of contents
Table of contents
How to define Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
What do we know about the pathophysiology?
How to make a confident diagnosis?
What are the warning signs to be excluded?
Which investigations are needed?
What are the general management concepts?
When to schedule a follow-up care?
Professor Jean-Marc Sabaté is working as Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology, Avicenne University Hospital, Bobigny, France, and is Professor in Gastroenterology at the Sorbonne Paris Nord University. Since 2002, he pursues his research in the Intestinal Bowel Syndrome (IBS) field at the INSERM unit U-987 « Physiopathology and clinical pharmacology of pain » (Ambroise Paré Hospital, France). He is the co-founder and President of scientific council of the association APSSII (French Association of patients suffering from intestinal bowel syndrome).
Professor Jan Tack is currently a Head of Clinic in the Department of Gastroenterology, a Professor in Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Professor Jan Tack is also a Principal Researcher in the Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID) at the University of Leuven. He is currently one of the top clinical and basic investigators in the field of gastrointestinal motility. He is the President of the Rome Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.
Doctor Pedro Costa Moreira is working as a gastroenterologist at Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa - Penafiel, Porto, Portugal. He took a special dedication to the fields of biliary-pancreatic diseases and advanced endoscopy (endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography/ERCP and enteral dilation/stenting procedures). At the same time, he is a collaborator and scientific advisor in a digital platform directed to primary care physician’s continuous medical education (MGFamilar.net). He began his medical training at Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.
The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a federation of 119 Member Societies and four Regional Associations of gastroenterology representing over 60,000 individual members worldwide. The WGO focuses on the improvement of standards in training, education, and the practice of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and other related disciplines worldwide. https://www.worldgastroenterology.org/
The APSSII is an association of patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, also called functional colopathy). Its purpose is to inform about the disease, to promote research, and to allow patients to come out of isolation.
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