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.
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