Upper GI Symptoms and Disorders
Information on Billiary Pain, Gallstones and Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction.
Two videos discussing the difference between distention and bloating and how can you explain what you are experiencing to your doctor more effectively.
Dr. Ronnie Fass covers esophageal disorders.
Three videos on IBS / IBD and the subtypes of IBS-C and IBS-D and what you need to know about these very common conditions.
Our board member and Director of the Rome Foundation Research Institute, Dr. Magnus Simren, discusses the role of the gut-microbiome in digestive health.
What is post infection IBS and how is it treated? Dr. Drossman answers all your questions.
What is all the fuss about pre and probiotics? Dr. Brian Lacy joins us for a discussion about their effect on the microbiome and how they can be used with IBD.
The gut microbiome is in the news a lot lately. Dr. Barbara joins us to discuss the best ways to regulate it.
Centrally Mediated Disorders
Functional Abdominal Pain or Centrally Mediated Abdominal Pain? What is it and how do you treat it?
Dr. Drossman and Johannah Ruddy discuss how IBS can transform into other pain syndromes through the Gut-Brain Interaction.
What are the benefits of using central neuromodulators (anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic agents) to treat GI disorders.
Why has the terminology changed from FGID (Functional GI Diosorder) to DGBI (Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction)?
Pelvic and Anorectal Disorders
Pelvic Floor Disorders can be life altering for many people. Learn what they are and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Treatment Information and Options
Dr. Joe Habboushe and Dr. Lin Chang discuss how the partnership between Rome Foundation and MDCalc happened and how it can benefit providers.
Drs. Ballou and Lembo, both from Harvard Medical School, join Dr. Drossman and Johannah to discuss placebo and nocebo effects and how they impact GI patients.
What are the emerging mega trends in GI to better meet the needs of clinicians and patients?
Dr. Drossman and Johannah talk with Dr. Jordan Shapiro about transitioning adolescents to adult GI care.
Communication Skills and Patient Provider Relationship
10 tips for effective patient and provider communication and the benefits of good communication for both parties.
Two sets of videos showcasing how effective communication practices can lead to a better patient-provider relationship and treatment outcomes.
The importance of showing empathy when working with patients and a demonstration of what patients should expect when visiting their doctors.
Patients suffering with DGBI are often stigmatized by friends, family and the medical community. What can we do to reduce this and “legitimize” DGBI?
Nonverbal communication can affect the message you are trying to convey for better or for worse!
A discussion of different models of medicine and why doctors and patients dealing with DGBI benefit the most from the biopsychosocial model.
How you can use effective communication skills to make the most of a clinical visit.
Effective communication can help you break the vicious cycles that accompany DGBI for many patients.
A primer on how to communicate with a patient the rationale for using neuromodulators for a GI disorder
A video from Communication 101.5 discussing the circumstances that arise in an appointment with a teenager and over involved mother.
We showcase a patient scenario reenactment and discuss how effective communication skills between a patient and the provider can elicit really important information that can guide the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Patient stories are a powerful tool for other patients and providers to learn how to communicate about DGBIs with each other. Thank you to the patients who provide their experience to help others.
Karen tells her story of suffering from DGBI, the trouble in getting a diagnosis and finally finding relief.
Johannah describes her journey with DGBI and how it inspired her to become a patient advocate.
Idan discusses his journey with IBS. He tells how it came about, how it came to negatively affect his life and how he found relief.
Janine is sharing her illness story and what has made the difference for her in her journey to wellness. This is a fascinating story that you can’t miss!
Katherine is sharing her illness story and discussing doctor-patient communications around her complex medical issues.
Dr. Drossman and Johannah talk with Allison, a DGBI patient about her illness journey and what she has learned through it all.
Wendy details her journey through the medical system to find a diagnosis and treatment that worked for her chronic abdominal pain and other DGBI symptoms.
Other Medical Topics
Covid-19 can have impacts to your GI health. We talk about how it might manifest and some coping strategies to help you through.
Our special guest, Dr. Sarah Ballou, discusses the new report on how COVID-19 has affected the United States emotional well-being.
DGBI suffers have long struggled with social anxiety surrounding their illness. How has the COVID-19 pandemic made it better, worse or just different? Dr. Laurie Keefer joins us to talk about it.
Dr. Ellen Stein joins us to discuss what creates patient satisfaction and our joint study to find out.
Discussion with Dr. Ami Sperber, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Discussion with Dr. Max Schmuslon on how culture, language and health care attitudes can effect descriptions of symptoms and clinical care.
Dr. Drossman and Johannah take you on a tour of our website and show you all that it has to offer!
We’re taking a look at the history of the Rome Foundation and the reasons it was started.