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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…

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…

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