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Special issue of Gastroenterology, May 2016

An important component of Rome IV is to provide in a high quality peer reviewed journal a condensed version of the Rome IV book.  The Rome IV articles were published in a special 13th issue in Gastroenterology (Volume 150, Issue 6, May, 2016), the official journal of the American Gastroenterology Association. With permission from the journal we are pleased to provide the links below which are available for download.


Douglas A. Drossman and William L. Hasler

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: History, Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Rome IV

Douglas A. Drossman

Fundamentals of Neurogastroenterology: Basic Science

Stephen Vanner, Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Gary M. Mawe, Terez Shea-Donohue, Elena F. Verdu, Jackie Wood, and David Grundy

Fundamentals of Neurogastroenterology: Physiology/Motility – Sensation

Guy Boeckxstaens, Michael Camilleri, Daniel Sifrim, Lesley A. Houghton, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Greger Lindberg, Fernando Azpiroz, and Henry P. Parkman

The Intestinal Microenvironment and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Giovanni Barbara, Christine Feinle-Bisset, Uday C. Ghoshal, Javier Santos, Stepen J. Vanner, Nathalie Vergnolle, Erwin G. Zoetendal, and Eamonn M. Quigley

Pharmacologic, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacogenomic Aspects of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Michael Camilleri, Lionel Buéno,† Viola Andresen, Fabrizio De Ponti, Myung-Gyu Choi, and Anthony Lembo

Age, Gender, and Women’s Health and the Patient

Lesley A. Houghton, Margaret Heitkemper, Michael D. Crowell, Anton Emmanuel, Albena Halpert, James A. McRoberts, and Brenda Toner

Multicultural Aspects in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs)

Carlos F. Francisconi, Ami D. Sperber, Xiucai Fang, Shin Fukudo, Mary-Joan Gerson, Jin-Yong Kang, and Max Schmulson

Biopsychosocial Aspects of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: How Central and Environmental Processes Contribute to the Development and Expression of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Lukas Van Oudenhove, Rona L. Levy, Michael D. Crowell, Douglas A. Drossman, Albena D. Halpert, Laurie Keefer, Jeffrey M. Lackner, Tasha B. Murphy, and Bruce D. Naliboff

Esophageal Disorders

Pandolfino JE, Fass R, Aziz Q Gyawali CP, Miwa H, Zerbib F.

Gastroduodenal Disorders

Vincenzo Stanghellini, Francis K. L. Chan, William L. Hasler, Juan R. Malagelada, Hidekazu Suzuki, Jan Tack, and Nicholas J. Talley

Bowel Disorders

Brian E. Lacy, Fermín Mearin, Lin Chang, William D. Chey, Anthony J. Lembo, Magnus Simren, and Robin Spiller

Centrally Mediated Disorders of Gastrointestinal Pain

Laurie Keefer, Douglas A. Drossman, Elspeth Guthrie, Magnus Simrén, Kirsten Tillisch, Kevin Olden, and Peter J. Whorwell

Gallbladder and Sphincter of Oddi Disorders

Peter B. Cotton, Grace H. Elta, C. Ross Carter, Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Enrico S. Corazziari

Anorectal Disorders

Satish S. C. Rao, Adil E. Bharucha, Giuseppe Chiarioni, Richelle Felt-Bersma, Charles Knowles, Allison Malcolm, and Arnold Wald

Childhood Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Neonate/Toddler

Marc A. Benninga, Samuel Nurko, Christophe Faure, Paul E. Hyman, Ian St. James Roberts, and Neil L. Schechter

Childhood Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Child/ Adolescent

Jeffrey S. Hyams, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Miguel Saps, Robert J. Shulman, Annamaria Staiano, and Miranda van Tilburg

Design of Treatment Trials for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

E. Jan Irvine, Jan Tack, Michael D. Crowell, Kok Ann Gwee, Meiyun Ke, Max J. Schmulson, William E. Whitehead, and Brennan Spiegel

Development and Validation of the Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Adults

Olafur S. Palsson, William E. Whitehead, Miranda A. L. van Tilburg, Lin Chang, William Chey, Michael D. Crowell, Laurie Keefer, Anthony J. Lembo, Henry P. Parkman, Satish S. C. Rao, Ami Sperber, Brennan Spiegel, Jan Tack, Stephen Vanner, Lynn S. Walker, Peter Whorwell, and Yunsheng Yang

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