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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…

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Can Be Manifestations of COVID-19

By Max J. Schmulson, MD Although fever, cough, fatigue and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, up to 40% of patients can manifest gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during this viral illness. In order of…

Stress, Chronic Stress and IBS

Lin Chang, MD, Professor of Medicine, Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress April is IBS Awareness Month. IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) conditions diagnosed in primary care and gastroenterology practices. Multiple factors,…

Gaining Resilience through Transitions [GRitT]: Optimism, Gratitude and Self-compassion in a time of uncertainty

Laurie Keefer, PhD Rome Board of Directors GI Health Psychologist Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY       As if we all weren’t trying our best to limit the role…

Post Infection Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Max J. Schmulson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico Clinicians practicing in Mexico can attest to an interesting phenomenon: seeing patients with Post Infection IBS (PI-IBS) is uncommon, despite perhaps an even higher prevalence of IBS than in…

Diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  Magnus Simrén, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Diet triggers symptoms in the vast majority of individuals with IBS. This has led to a growing interest in the role of diet in IBS and the use of dietary advice and…

Communication Pearls to Help the Patient Provider Relationship and Implement Patient Centered Care

by Douglas A Drossman, MD Changes in our healthcare system have been associated with a deterioration in the patient-provider relationship (PPR). For the clinician, increased administrative tasks and certification requirements, along with pressures to see more patients, have reduced clinic…

Why Is Functional Dyspepsia the New Hot Topic?

by Jan Tack MD, PhD   The mission of the Rome Foundation includes the promotion of the global recognition and legitimization of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was the first disorder to be addressed by the Foundation almost…

Neuromodulators – what are they and how can they help?

As you may have seen on Facebook Live with Dr. Drossman, the Rome Foundation is working to change the nomenclature of certain medications that can have multiple effects. In the history of medicine, medications have been developed and named based…

Advance Practice Providers: Their Role in Primary and Specialty Care

By: Meghan Huff PA-C  In my relatively short career as a Physician Assistant (PA), I have been fortunate to work in two very different clinical settings. Even prior to my professional work, I was exposed to various medical settings and specialties…

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