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Rome Publication Success

by Douglas Drossman, MD   The Rome Foundation’s mission to further the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of gut-brain interactions (DGBI) made exciting strides this fall with three groundbreaking articles published in the prestigious journal Gastroenterology in just over…

Bloating and Distension: Diagnosis and Treatment

Written by Brian Lacy, MD      In Part One of my posts on bloating and distension, we discussed how we define these issues, what the most common symptoms are, and the usual reasons behind them. We’ll now move forward…

Bloating and Distension: Definitions and Causes

Written by Brian Lacy, MD    Symptoms of gas, bloating and distension are quite common. This blog (Part 1 of 2) focuses on the scope of the problem and reviews common reasons for bloating and distension to occur.  Definition and…

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…

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