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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…

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,…

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