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Fast Facts: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 2nd edn

By W Grant Thompson

Published 2003

96 pages, 40 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-903734-33-9

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This book provides all that the family doctor requires to successfully diagnose irritable bowel syndrome and to manage patients with confidence and sensitivity. Both authors are renowned experts recognised not only for their contribution to our current understanding of functional bowel disorders but also for their clear and informative writing style.

Includes all key information on causes and mechanisms, diagnosis and management

Offers invaluable tips on history taking and patient interaction

Succinct, expert presentation of the clinical application of the results of an abundance of recent research

An invaluable tool for the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the primary care setting

An insightful review of future developments in diagnosis and treatment including ‘alternative’ treatments

Contents
What is IBS? Epidemiology; Causes and mechanisms; Diagnosis; Approach to treatment; Dietary advice; Drug treatment; Psychological treatment; Future trends.

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‘I enthusiastically recommend this stimulating, short book which should be required reading for all clinicians’. Gastroenterology

Recommended information for patients
EmbarrassingProblems.com - Irritable bowel syndrome
PatientPictures.com - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 

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W Grant Thompson

Former Consultant Gastroenterologist Ottawa Hospital and Emeritus Professor of Medicine University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


 

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