Multi-Dimensional Clinical Profile (MDCP): For the Functional
Gastrointestinal Disorders – 2nd Edition
Dr. Douglas Drossman recently presented the Multi-Dimensional Clinical Profile at the AGA Freston Conference in Chicago. The presentation is featured in the AGA’s official newspaper and can be accessed here.
The MDCP is a unique learning tool for students, practitioners in gastroenterology and primary care, health care extenders, or anyone who treats patients with FGIDs. After completion of these case exercises, the reader will be well prepared to address the full spectrum of treatment options available to help our patients.
A challenging area of gastroenterology and medicine relates to the management of patients with functional GI disorders (FGIDs). Diagnosis is accomplished using the symptom based Rome criteria. However with treatment, we must also rely on patient reports of symptom response. The FGIDs are truly biopsychosocial disorders because these symptoms are influenced by several factors (diagnostic criteria and clinical modifiers, the impact of the illness, and psychosocial and physiological influences) that in concert characterize the unique profile of the patient’s clinical status. This profile determines the specific methods of treatment, from a patient with infrequent and mild IBS-D to one with IBS-C having severe pain, emotional distress and physiological disturbance.
We have gathered the world’s leading experts to create an intuitive learning model that incorporates how good clinicians approach treatment of these disorders. The key factors are organized into a simple and logical 5-component framework. Using this information, we provide a treatment plan uniquely targeted to the patient. This is demonstrated with over 30 clinical cases that cover the full spectrum of the FGIDs, from mild to severe.
MDCP Slide Set
As a companion to the MDCP book, we now offer a slide set which can be used for presentation at conferences and quick self-learning. This slide set provides the 32 case histories as in the book, the MDCP categories and treatments. This set can be purchased individually or bundled with the book for a discount.
The Rome Foundation created a Primer to the MDCP book which contains more information about the MDCP as well as three cases studies. Download the Primer