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Stigma in DGBI & Clinician Burnout: Leveraging the Patient-Physician Relationship to Heal Patients and Doctors

Written by Jordyn Feingold, MD, MSCR, MAPP                      You’ve all likely heard the following philosophical thought experiment regarding the phenomena of observation and perception: “If a tree falls in a forest,…

Acupuncture Treatment for the Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) A Report from China

Written by Xiucai Fang, MD – Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing and Jianbin Zhang, MD – Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing                      What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a treatment method,…

History and Evolution of Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction and the Rome Foundation

Written by Douglas A. Drossman, MD From Stigma to Acceptance Recently, I was honored to do two interviews, one for the cover story of ACG magazine and the other, a podcast for the Healio series Gut Talk, by my fellow…

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Written by Giovanni Barbara, MD Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology University of Bologna Italy Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), also popularly known as ‘gluten sensitivity’ is a condition characterized by intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms related to the ingestion of gluten…

What Can We Learn from Epidemiological Studies?

A blog series on the epidemiology of DGBIs by Ami Sperber, MD, MSPH Over the course of 2020 the term epidemiology has become a universally recognized concept for all the wrong reasons. With the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, we…

UNC GI Conference with Dr. Drossman: Getting Better

Written by Douglas A. Drossman, MD and Jennie Rambo. Over forty years ago, when I was completing my GI fellowship, I put together a series of luncheon meetings for GI faculty and fellows at UNC Medical Center where we could…

Effects of Trauma and Abuse on the Brain: Before and After Treatment

By Douglas Drossman, MD Content Warning: physical and sexual abuse, trauma Back in the 1980s, a patient came to me, a 12-year-old girl, who would inspire my research and ultimately change the way we understand the link between pain and…

Facebook Question & Answer Page Now LIVE on the Rome Foundation Website

  What We Do The Rome Foundation is committed to spreading information regarding Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction and one of the ways we’ve found to do that is our almost weekly Q & A videos on Facebook. Over the past,…

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

William D. Chey, MD – Michigan Medicine Jordan Shapiro, MD – Baylor Houston Jill Deutsch, MD – Yale University For patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), symptom management is often a marathon, not a sprint. Although IBS is one of…

Disorders of gut-brain interaction in pediatrics: A few observations

Samuel Nurko MD MPH Director Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Boston Children’s Hospital Professor of Pediatrics. Harvard Medical School   Disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI) are common in the pediatric population. DGBIs are also known as functional gastrointestinal…

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