Rome working team on severity in the functional GI disorders

Measuring severity in functional GI disorders (FGIDs) is extremely important since it can guide diagnostic evaluation, risk assessment, and treatment decisions. However, there has been a lack of consensus regarding severity in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other FGIDs. In late 2005, the Rome Foundation assembled a working group to develop guidelines for severity assessment in FGID. This committee is comprised of members with different areas of expertise but with a mutual interest in severity and/or health outcomes assessment. The committee produced a report that has been published in the The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Severity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Rome Foundation Working Team Report

Douglas A. Drossman, MD, L. Chang, MD, N. Bellamy, DSc, H.E. Gallo-Torres, MD, A. Lembo, MD, F. Mearin, MD, N.J. Norton and P. Whorwell, MD, FRCP.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Douglas A. Drossman, MD – Chair

Douglas A. Drossman, MD – Chair

USA
Lin Chang, MD – Co-Chair

Lin Chang, MD – Co-Chair

USA
Nicholas Bellamy, MD, MSc, MBA, DSc, FRCP(C), FRCP, (Glas,Edin), FACP, FRACP

Nicholas Bellamy, MD, MSc, MBA, DSc, FRCP(C), FRCP, (Glas,Edin), FACP, FRACP

Australia
Hugo E. Gallo-Torres, MD, PhD, PNS

Hugo E. Gallo-Torres, MD, PhD, PNS

USA
Anthony Lembo, MD

Anthony Lembo, MD

USA
Fermín Mearin, MD

Fermín Mearin, MD

Spain
Nancy Norton, BS

Nancy Norton, BS

USA
Peter Whorwell, PhD

Peter Whorwell, PhD

UK